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It’s Official – Harrogate is a Happy Town
According to a recent Rightmove survey, published on 4 December 2019, Harrogate is the second happiest place to live in the UK. Having clinched the top spot in previous years, it cannot be disputed that Harrogate is, indeed, a fabulous place in which to live and work. The Rightmove surveys are based on responses from local residents, and it would appear that Harrogate folk are in love with their town!
From beautiful, open spaces including the fabulous Stray and Valley Gardens to the stunning architecture of the Royal Hall and Turkish Baths, it is easy to see the appeal of this Victorian spa town.
Adorned with many a café and restaurant and host to growing international businesses, Harrogate is a town that has something for everyone. Whether you fancy a delectable afternoon tea at the famous Bettys or a glass of champagne at Gino D’Acampo’s rooftop terrace-bar, the town caters to all tastes.
It is elegant, buzzing and thriving. At The Harrogate Guide, we are passionate about promoting all this gem of a town has to offer. We provide information about places to visit, local events, news stories, job opportunities and more. Whatever you need; you’ll find it in our guide.
For locals, it’s a ‘one-stop-shop’ to all that is happening right now in the town. You will find information about upcoming events such as the Tour de Yorkshire 2020 alongside local interest stories. The contactless payment terminal that was set up outside Marks and Spencer on Oxford Street, to help those sleeping rough.
The Harrogate Guide serves not only the people of Harrogate but also those looking to visit and spend time in the town. There is an abundance of information on the best places to explore and where to rest your head for the night.
Harrogate attracts over 200,000 visitors a year, not only through its reputation as a beautiful place to visit but because of the array of events on offer. The International Convention Centre puts on trade shows, concerts, comedy stand-ups, fairs, exhibitions and entertainment all year round. Harrogate also has an excellent reputation for hosting international sporting events such as the Tour de Yorkshire and more, recently, the UCI Road World Championships. The UCI event was seen by a TV audience of 250 million.
Things to Do & Places to see in Harrogate
Bettys is a Yorkshire institution, an elegant, traditional café opened nearly a century ago by a Swiss confectioner. Think silver cake stands, staff in period costume, tea galore and a view of the pretty Montpelier Gardens. Click Here for More Details
Harrogate Turkish baths the jewel in Harrogate’s crown. A beautifully designed steam room, plunge pool and spa with Moorish mosaics and terrazzo floors. Click Here for More Details
The Fat Badger A Victorian-style lofty-ceilinged pub with taxidermy and oil paintings galore.
Why go? For the hearty Sunday lunch which you can eat in a cosy wooden booth. Click Here for More Details
Major Tom’s Social An independent café and bar tucked down a Harrogate street selling craft beer, real ale and stone-baked pizza. Click Here for More Details
Nidderdale Museum a quaint community-run museum in an old work-house telling the story of the local people and history of the Yorkshire Dales. Click Here for More Details
Brimham Rocks a National Trust site of strange 30-foot high rock formations balancing on top of each other. The boulders have alluring names like The Sphinx, The Watchdog, The Camel, The Turtle and The Dancing Bear. Click Here for More Details
RHS Garden Harlow Carr a gorgeous 58-acre garden and woodland at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales. . It’s full of incredible colourful plants and flowers from around the world – and it smells better than any perfume. Click Here for More Details
Blues Café Bar a friendly, buzzy café with quality live music every night. Why go? By day it’s a top-class café for lunch and tea and by night it has jazz and blues bands playing. Click Here for More Details
Mercer Art Gallery a well-curated collection of 19th and 20th century art featuring artists William Powell Frith, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dame Laura Knight and Alan Davie. Click Here for More Details
Hales Bar The oldest pub in Harrogate, built around 1827 Hales bar feels genuinely historic, with gas lighting making for a cosy atmosphere. Click Here for More Details
Originating in the Roman times Roman times, Boroughbridgeis a centre for the history, scenic beauty, attractive villages, and leisure activities of North Yorkshire.
Next to the A1M in North Yorkshire on the banks of the River Ure, yet just 2 minutes from junctions 48 & 49, Boroughbridge is an ancient and attractive market town with many attractions and amenities.
Knaresborough with its winding streets, spectacular stone viaduct over the River Nidd and inner-town greenery, Knaresborough is easily one of the most picturesque places in Yorkshire if not the whole of England. With thick woodland that is home to an abundance of wildlife. Hidden away in that wood is Mother Shipton’s cave. This magical place has been open to the public since 1630.
Masham is a small market town and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It had a population of 1,205 at the 2011 census. Located in the breathtakingly beautiful region of Lower Wensleydale, Masham (pronounced ‘Massam’) is famous for its idyllic and spacious marketplace at its centre and its sheer beauty at all times of the year.
Pateley Bridge is in Nidderdale in the Borough of Harrogate, in its early days part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies on the River Nidd. It has the oldest sweet shop in the world. The store’s name tells you everything you really need to know, but it is still a little misleading as the shop is actually the oldest of its kind in the world and is featured in the Guinness Book of Records.
Ripon is a cathedral city in North Yorkshire, situated on the River Ure and home to around 16,000 people. It is the fourth smallest city in the country, famous for its Cathedral, the horn blower ceremony and tourism.
Ripon is a place full of history and tradition, none more so than the city’s “setting the watch” ritual, which is the world’s longest-running unbroken daily ceremony, Read More
Looking for Holiday apartments see listings of Holiday apartments both in and near Harrogate on Visit Harrogate. Get the addresses, phone numbers, and see full details on their websites. Many with easy access to the city centre! Check out these well-known apartments when you are looking for accommodation in Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.
Here you can find many attractions in and around Harrogate. Harrogate’s heritage as a fashionable spa resort continues in the Montpellier Quarter with the Royal Pump Room Museum, documenting the importance of local mineral springs. Nearby is the restored, Moorish-style Turkish Baths & Health Spa. To the west, leafy Valley Gardens features the art deco Sun Pavilion
Here you will find listings with addresses & phone numbers together with there websites of some of the great Bars and Pubs that abound around arrogates & it’s districts, where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere. These are in Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge, and Ripon. Some of them serve food as you can check out by going on their websites.
Here you can find a list of cafes & Coffee Bars in Harrogate & Districts, not forgetting the famous Bettys In 1907 a young Swiss baker and confectioner, Fritz Bützer, left his home to travel to England with a dream of establishing his own business. He was penniless, jobless and unable to speak English. Unaware of the extraordinary legacy that he would create.
Holidaying with your caravan then here you will find an excellent selection of great Caravan Parks together with phone numbers, addresses and all the details on there websites. Find places where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere. These are great bases for when you are visiting the areas of Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham, Pateley Bridge, and Ripon.
Here you can find details for Churches, places of Worship & Religious Services in Harrogate North Yorkshire, Churches & Religious Services in Boroughbridge, Churches & Religious Services in Knaresborough, Churches & Religious Services in Masham, Churches & Religious Services in Pateley Bridge, Churches & Religious Services in Ripon North Yorkshire.
Visit Harrogate. When you are Visiting Harrogate and districts and looking for something to both do and enjoy In Harrogate & districts including family events. And whether you’re a local, new in town or just cruising through we’ve got loads of great tips and events. You can explore by location, what’s popular, our top picks, free stuff… you got this. Ready? Read More
See listing for many Restaurants in Harrogate & districts. One that I like in particular myself and it is the restaurant that I always look forward to going to The eponymous Orchid Restaurant, Harrogate at its inception was one of the first pan Asian restaurants in the UK. The menu at Orchid Restaurant draws heavily on the influences of true oriental flavours in a modern style.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is in northern England. It encompasses thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages. Southeast, on the River Wharfe, the Bolton Abbey Estate includes the ruins of a 12th-century monastery. Malham Village features a towering cliff, and a footpath leading to Gordale Scar, a limestone ravine with waterfalls. Read More