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See How Our Gardens Grow

Each of our gardens is unique, memorable and waiting to be explored. Plan your visit and discover why Harrogate is synonymous with fabulous gardens all year round.

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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

Literary Lunch with Paul Kenyon
Talks & Lectures
The Crown Hotel, Crown Place,...
21st Oct 2021
Literary Lunch with Paul Kenyon

Our lunchtime speaker Paul Kenyon is a distinguished BBC correspondent and BAFTA award-winning journalist and author. He has reported...

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival
Festivals
Harrogate
Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate,...
21st Oct 2021
Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, picked by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the UK’s Best Literary Festivals, has become...

Kate Vigurs | Mission France: The True History of the Women of the SOE
Talks & Lectures
Harrogate
The Crown Hotel, Crown Place,...
21st Oct 2021
Kate Vigurs | Mission France: The True History of the Women of the SOE

Dr. Kate Vigurs is a freelance historian, academic advisor, and researcher. Her postdoctoral research was used for the BBC...

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Behind the scenes of   Harrogate

Jonathan Moseley explores some of our glorious gardens
Things To Do
29th Sep 2021
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Jonathan Moseley explores some of our glorious gardens

We invited celebrated floral designer Jonathan Moseley to explore two of our glorious gardens for the first time, and create some floral arrangements with the flowers and foliage he discovered.

Your mountain biking weekend to Nidderdale
Things To Do
17th Aug 2021
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Your mountain biking weekend to Nidderdale

Get together with some mates and enjoy the rough terrain of Nidderdale on the mountain bike, climbs, descents and...

An Outstanding love of Nidderdale AONB
Things To Do
13th Aug 2021
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An Outstanding love of Nidderdale AONB

We spoke to Alice Crosby, Woodland Officer at Nidderdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), once voted one of the favourite...

Walking in the great outdoors
Things To Do
13th Aug 2021
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Walking in the great outdoors

From the gentle walking trails around our market towns to the impressive 49 miles of the Ripon Rowels walk...

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