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Welcome to
Harrogate

Welcome to Harrogate – a Victorian spa town and rural district that contains the medieval city of Ripon, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and four charming but very different market towns; Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham and Pateley Bridge.

In the heart of Yorkshire, this is your perfect base for a day, a weekend or a week. Indulge your passions and your senses and visit the Harrogate area for a memorable break. With such a varied range of events in Harrogate, you will find there is always something taking place to capture your interest

For a comfortable stay you will find a comprehensive range of accommodation in Harrogate offering something for everyone, from convenient and cosmopolitan townhouses to remote and idyllic country cottages.

Your visit can be as active or as indulgent as you like when you explore things to do in Harrogate. With the Yorkshire Dales on the doorstep there is plenty of scope for adventure activities during your stay, from mountain biking to rock climbing and abseiling, or just a bracing walk across the fells. Whatever your interests, let us inspire you to make more of your visit.

For the more metropolitan, the reputation of our shopping streets for exquisite retail opportunities is well deserved and our spa heritage is evident to this day with spa treatments new and old available.

Yorkshire prides itself on its food and drink, and Harrogate District flies this flag with pride, from our own gin, to the delicious local produce available across our towns. As well as familiar names you will find independent restaurants offering carefully prepared ingredients served to please the eye as well as the appetite.

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Events

Dive In: celebrating 450 years of Harrogate’s mineral springs.
Exhibitions
Harrogate
18th Sep 2021

Dive In: celebrating 450 years of Harrogate’s mineral springs.

Plunge in to this exhibition to discover how Harrogate has been shaped by its legendary waters. Encounter images from...

Distillation New work by Balbinder Broadbent
Exhibitions
Harrogate
18th Sep 2021

Distillation New work by Balbinder Broadbent

Balbinder Broadbent is one of Yorkshire’s most interesting abstract painters. Throughout lockdown, she has been creating powerful new paintings...

Traditional Fairground Rides at Christmas
Family
Harrogate
Harrogate town centre
19th Nov 2021

Traditional Fairground Rides at Christmas

Come and enjoy a turn on a traditional carousel, a big wheel and a slide down the helter skelter...

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Welcome to Destination Christmas

Make this your destination for a truly magical Christmas experience. Explore our festive markets, find great places to eat, enjoy family days out across our Christmas attractions.

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Behind the scenes of   Harrogate

District of illuminations
Events
2nd Nov 2021

District of illuminations

At this time of year in the Harrogate District there is a growing anticipation of the festive season and as the evenings grow darker a host of illuminations light up the evenings from the famous tree lights on the Stray in Harrogate to the Christmas decorations above the high streets and some stunning events.

Magical Windows Trail - coming December 1st
Destination Christmas
22nd Nov 2021
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Magical Windows Trail - coming December 1st

Follow Percy Penguin and his sledge as he journeys around the Harrogate District to the towns of Boroughbridge, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge...

Giant Snow Globe Brings Christmas Fun
Family
22nd Nov 2021

Giant Snow Globe Brings Christmas Fun

We set up a giant snow globe outside Ripon Cathedral to bring some fun to people out doing their shopping...

Six Spots to Spot Santa
Family
10th Nov 2021

Six Spots to Spot Santa

Six places to find Christmas magic and create special memories with families and friends this winter.

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