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Group and Coach Party Information for Harrogate District.

Harrogate District has a great deal to offer the visiting group, whether you are 19 people or 99, you will find the perfect destinations to inspire, entertain and captivate your group. 

So whether you are a tour organiser or organising your own group trip we have something for you. 

You could arrange an access-all-areas tour round one of our wonderful stately homes or ancient castles, a school trip to correspond with the National Curriculum or a family or social reunion to share a memorable day out together. 

You will find the perfect destinations in Harrogate who can help ensure you enjoy the perfect trip. 

Our professional visitor services team at Harrogate Tourist Information Centre can also help you to plan your tours, with practical help and advice on:

  • Parking Options
  • Major events throughout the year
  • Coach friendly accommodation
  • Brochures for your passengers
  • Best places for groups to stop for food and drink
  • Unusual and extraordinary venues to personalise your trips

Call the team on 01423 537300 or email tic@harrogate.gov.uk

For those with a particular interest, specially arranged tours not only allow your group the best possible experience but can also offer behind the scenes access not on offer to casual visitors.

Educational and school trips are especially well catered for with attractions that balance a learning focused visit and the space and freedom to explore. 

Museums and other attractions offer packages specially designed to provide fun and informative visits to school trips and those with inquisitive minds. 

For celebrations or reunions a day at the races or a theme park can offer your group a day to remember with competitive prices and packages designed to make things as easy as possible.

Whether you are looking for a spa town for your group to fan out and explore at their leisure, or points of interest for a stop-off as part of a wider reaching tour, there are countless destinations where groups can experience the beauty at the heart of Yorkshire.

Large attractions such as abbeys and stately homes offer the chance for groups with different interests to enjoy the same trip with something for everyone’s interests, as well as cafes and view points where everyone take sit and enjoy the surroundings.

Large groups will often receive discount bookings, priority access as well special packages including refreshment and reserved seating.

Attractions which offer particular value, or are particularly suited to group visits are listed below:

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  1. Red bricked hall in the distance, yellow leaves on trees with grass.

    Add Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens to your Itinerary

    Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens


    Historic House / Palace


    Beningbrough, on the outskirts of Harrogate, with its eight acres of gardens and 18th century hall is a real treat to enjoy all year round.

    Winter opening times: 10am – 3.30pm Saturday and Sunday plus Monday 28 December and Friday 1 January 2021.

    Pre-book tickets via the website by 3pm…

  2. Royal Pump Room Museum

    Add Royal Pump Room Museum to your Itinerary

    Royal Pump Room Museum




    Visit the strongest sulphur wells in Europe, where over 15,000 people used to come every summer.

    Discover Harrogate's connection to Russian royalty and what politicians and famous writers of the 19th and 20th century thought of their visits.

    UPDATE:  The Royal Pump Room Museum is now…

  3. Open spaces and walks at Fountains Abbey

    Add Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal water garden to your Itinerary

    Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal water garden


    Abbey / Priory


    Surrounded by beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, this World Heritage Site has a lot to offer for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

    The magnificent ruins of the once prosperous Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in the country, sit alongside a Georgian water garden that is sure to…

  4. Lightwater Valley Theme Park

    Add Lightwater Valley Theme Park to your Itinerary

    Lightwater Valley Theme Park


    Theme Park


    With over 30 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is bursting with fun and adventures for the family to enjoy!

    Younger families will love the wet 'n' wild fun on the Wild River Rapids, and swashbuckling adventures aboard speedy Skull Rock and the tummy-tickling…

  5. Ripon Cathedral

    Add Ripon Cathedral to your Itinerary

    Ripon Cathedral


    Cathedral / Minister


    Ripon Cathedral has a history stretching back almost 14 centuries as a place of worship and pilgrimage. Everyone is welcome to come and explore this amazing building and entrance is free.

    The cathedral has offered an unbroken tradition of witness to the Christian faith, both in the City of…

  6. Turkish Baths Harrogate

    Add Turkish Baths Harrogate to your Itinerary

    Turkish Baths Harrogate




    The Turkish Baths Harrogate is the flagship Harrogate spa experience, offering genuine Victorian Turkish baths surroundings and contemporary treatments.  

    Important Notice: Turkish Baths Harrogate is closed from Saturday 21 March until further notice – please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/covid19…

  7. Petrifying Well at Mother Shiptons

    Add Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well to your Itinerary

    Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well




    Mother Shipton’s is a beloved Knaresborough landmark and England’s oldest visitor attraction, open since 1630. This popular visitor attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the Petrifying Well.


    Historic Woodland Walk

    A picturesque mile-long walk along the River Nidd…

  8. Ripon Racecourse

    Add Ripon Racecourse to your Itinerary

    Ripon Racecourse




    Horse racing in Ripon, North Yorkshire takes place at what is affectionately termed Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse - Ripon Racecourse.

    As you can imagine, Ripon Racecourse is in a beautiful spot, in a diminutive market town whose medieval cathedral makes it one of the oldest cities in England…

  9. Newby Hall & Gardens

    Add Newby Hall & Gardens to your Itinerary

    Newby Hall & Gardens


    Historic House / Palace


    Newby Hall & Gardens is the the perfect spot for a day out that the whole family can enjoy.

    We are now back open, but with a few changes to make your visit as safe as possible. You will now need to book online before your visit, please head to our website for booking information Beautiful,…

  10. Ice Skating at Stockeld Park, near Harrogate

    Add Stockeld Park to your Itinerary

    Stockeld Park


    Adventure Park / Playground


    In the heart of Yorkshire is Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin. Nestled in a woodland within 30 minutes of Leeds, York & Harrogate, Stockeld Park is the home of adventures and original family fun.

    Stockeld Park offers wonderful family days out across different…

  11. Ripon Workhouse Museum

    Add Ripon Workhouse Museum to your Itinerary

    Ripon Workhouse Museum




    Follow the story of poverty, crime and punishment through our three museums.  Desperation often led the poor to a life of petty crime, and the punishments were cruel and severe. Discover what life was like in the workhouse, prison and courthouse.  Find out why people ended up here and what happened…

  12. Skipton Castle

    Add Skipton Castle to your Itinerary

    Skipton Castle


    Castle / Fort


    Visit this remarkable 900 year old Castle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales town of Skipton.  

    UPDATE: Skipton Castle will be closed from 5 November to 2 December, we look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen.

     Skipton Castle became a major stronghold by the late C13th.   Owned…

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