Guide to Harrogate

A historic Spa town

Harrogate’s dignified architecture and wide-open spaces reflect its heritage as a spa town. Links with its past as a spa of international repute are carefully maintained. The superb Turkish Baths in the imposing Royal Baths Assembly Rooms are open to the public seven days a week, and the restored 150 year old Royal Pump Room Museum contains the Old Sulphur Well.

A floral town

Broad tree-lined streets and beautiful parks and gardens combine with the huge town-centre grassland known as 'The Stray' to bring a spacious feeling to Harrogate. The famous Valley Gardens have a worldwide reputation for their formal and informal displays, and on the outskirts of town are the Harlow Carr Gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society. A window seat in the famous Betty's tearooms, with views of the magnificent Montpellier Gardens, is much sought after.

International Conferences and Exhibitions

Harrogate frequently has a cosmopolitan flavour from the many world-wide visitors to the Harrogate International Centre, with its range of busy conferences and exhibitions. Accommodation is available in first class hotels and homely guest houses. A stylish shopping centre, theatre, cafes and a variety of places of leisure and entertainment make Harrogate an ideal combination of business, leisure and pleasure.

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