There's plenty to see and do
There’s nothing wrong with being a little indulgent, sometimes. Few places make that possible quite like the Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. A day in Harrogate might include a morning spa treatment followed by delicious afternoon tea, and then a walk around an exquisite historic attraction before cocktails outside a continental-style bar. On a holiday in Harrogate, every day can be a treat and an opportunity to rest, relax and unwind.
Harrogate is famed for its history, with beautiful architectural gems and with an abundance of nearby National Trust properties. It’s just a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales, which are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms you’ll be able to savour some of the best cakes and scones you’re ever likely to try, and there are lovely little cafés serving light meals, snacks and drinks to enjoy in any weather.
Harrogate could be described as ‘quintessentially English’. With quaint historic houses, little tea shops and picturesque formal gardens, it’s everything you’d imagine of an English stereotype or a picture to put on a postcard. In Harrogate, you can clear your mind and savour the finer things in life.
The town’s museums give a deeper insight into its spectacular and unusual history. At the Royal Pump Museum, learn about the treatments once offered to the rich and powerful, and at Ripley Castle visit the deer park and enjoy one of the most spectacular buildings in Yorkshire.
Even business travellers are well catered for, with the Harrogate International Centre offering some of the best conference and exhibition facilities in the region. Once you’ve finished a day of meetings, take to one of various local golf clubs to finish off your day. Harrogate hotels like the St. George Hotel have their own leisure facilities, great for keeping up with a demanding fitness regime.
A holiday in Harrogate is a chance to replenish the mind and body. You’ll return home feeling calmer, and will be ready to take on the world.