Harrogate

Harrogate is a Spa town and is one of the most visited towns in North Yorkshire. The first spring was found by William Slingsby in 1571 who realised that the water from Tewit's Well had some special properties being rich in Iron and Sulphur. During the next few centuries and especially in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, Harrogate grew in importance as the quest for health and healing became very fashionable.

As with Bath and Buxton, Harrogate has some impressive buildings from this period that reflect the status and riches of it's visitors. The Royal Baths have recently been restored, while the Turkish Baths have a Moorish flavour. What was formerly the Royal Pump Room, now has a museum.

The Royal Hall Theatre is a Grade II listed building designed by Frank Matcham that has recently been restored to it's former glory. Betty's Tea Rooms is another of the landmark buildings that have become an institution with visitors and it is owned by the same company who make Yorkshire Tea.

In addition to the fine buildings Harrogate also has some impressive open spaces. The Stray is a green area just South of the centre, while Valley Gardens and Harrogate Botanical Gardens are also impressive. There is an annual flower show that is among the highlights of the horticultural calendar.

Harrogate has a good selection of Hotels and Restaurants and is high on the list of places to visit.

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

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The Harrogate Brasserie Hotel Restaurant
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The Yorkshire Hotel in Harrogate
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The Yorkshire Hotel
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Hotel du Vin Harrogate
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Holiday Inn Harrogate

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