Visiting Yorkshire

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Business: Visiting Yorkshire

Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ.

Phone: 01423 544 544

Description :

Visiting by car:

We offer free parking at every event, within walking distance from the venue. Priority parking is available for blue badge holders. When you arrive, please follow the signs for your chosen event for the best car park. Parking Stewards will be on hand to help direct you.

There are directions for North, South, East, and West approaches into Harrogate that you can view these on Google Maps.

Electric Cars  – Should you wish to charge car your car please contact us in advance.

Visiting by bus:

Bus Services from Harrogate Town Centre (drops off at Sainsbury's on Wetherby Road):

Less than a mile’s walk to the main entrance gate around the perimeter of the Showground.

Visiting by bike or foot:

Harrogate offers some scenic off road cycle path links and the Yorkshire Events Center has direct links with the Showground Greenway. We offer bike racks outside the venue. Details and directions for the Showground Greenway here.

Visiting by train:

Harrogate is located midway between Leeds and York, with regular commuter train services on the local line.

We are about 2 miles from Harrogate train station, where taxis and buses are available to complete your journey.

Hornbeam Park station is about 1.5 miles from us, but there are no taxis available at this station without pre-booking. The station is connected to the Yorkshire Event Centre by a Showground Greenway so if you’d prefer a short walk or cycle, directions are here.

LNER run a regular schedule from London Kings Cross to Harrogate, including the new AZUMA service. Please visit the LNER website for timetables and booking information.

Visiting by air:

We’re approximately 14 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport, which offers regular flights to UK, European and Worldwide destinations.

It’s a short 30 minute taxi or the 747 bus stops at Harrogate Bus station.

Food and Drink

We have two cafés, conveniently linked to each hall and open during all events. Ideal for a morning coffee to plan your visit, or simply to catch up with colleagues or friends over lunch.

Offering a selection of hot and cold drinks, snacks and a range of menu options. Seasonal, locally sourced specials and healthy options are available to keep you fuelled throughout the day. For the little ones we offer picnic box meal deals. Free water refills are available for any visitors bringing their own bottle.

In addition to their inside seating areas, both cafés offer outside seating, providing the perfect summer meeting point or to take some time to relax.

Please ask staff for any help regarding allergens or specific dietary requirements and they will be happy to help.

The showground is also home to Fodder, a Yorkshire farm shop, café and popular takeaway ‘Fodder on the Hoof’. Why not pop in for a visit on your way home.

  • Lunch at the Yorkshire Event Centre

  • Food at the Yorkshire Event Centre

  • Hot and cold drinks at the Yorkshire Event Centre




We aim to source local ingredients where we can, meaning our food is not only fresh, but is environmentally friendly as possible. Our cafes only use paper straws, wooden cutlery and food packaging and trays are made from recycled materials.

Any cafe waste does not go to landfill, it is either recycled or is converted into energy. Where possible, any food left after events is donated to the Harrogate Homeless Project, helping support the great work they do in our community.