Find things to do in Harrogate

Harrogate - one of the jewels of Yorkshire, and gateway to the beautiful expanse of the Yorkshire Dales.

Famed for its Victorian spa town roots and elegant and elegant architecture, quiet Harrogate is perfect for a weekend-getaway that oozes plenty of British charm.

Here are our favourite things to do in Harrogate:

In The Area: Harrogate’s Stray

A link between two Harrogates was established in the late 18th century. Dubbed The Stray, 200 acres of public parkland was set aside to ensure that the areas many visitors would always be able to travel to the restorative spa wells. And Harrogate's Stray is still very...

Dining & Nightlife in Harrogate

The varied options for dining and nightlife in Harrogate are two of the biggest reasons it's a vibrant and busy town all year around. Lovers of great food won’t be disappointed by what’s on offer here. As well as the usual chains, there is renowned fine dining at...

Where to Shop in Harrogate

Stylish boutiques, quaint independents and big name brands rub shoulders on the streets of Harrogate. But with so much choice, it can be difficult to know where to get the most bang for your buck, or where the more interesting independent shops are to be found. To...

Arts & Culture in Harrogate

Harrogate was once a favoured retreat of the British elite. A prim and proper spa town, this Yorkshire institution boasts a vibrant art and culture scene that belies its small size. Harrogate is home to an extensive programme of regular events including gigs, theatre,...

A Brief History of Harrogate

Sitting at the gateway to the sweeping beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, quiet Harrogate is one of the jewels in the White Rose's crown. But the fascinating history of this stunning town is overlooked by many, despite there being more than a few relics of the past in its...

Cracking Places for Coffee in Harrogate

Whether you’re after a pre-work caffeine fix or a quiet afternoon with a book, Harrogate has a coffeehouse for every occasion. With the promise of delicious cakes and rich espresso, be sure to pop into one of these independent gems for your next coffee in Harrogate:...

Authentic Places for Pizza in Harrogate

From a simple margherita to loaded meat feast, a good pizza can be the stuff of legend on its day. Luckily, there's plenty of choices for pizza in Harrogate when it comes to the Italian classic. Vivido Vivido is a popular joint bang in the centre of Harrogate serving...

Classic Cocktails in Harrogate

Famous for its water it may be, but the spa town of Harrogate also has a superb range of cocktail bars for those fancying water of a different kind.  From bitter Old Fashioned to moreish Martinis, these are our favourite places for classic cocktails in Harrogate: ...

Great Walking Routes Near Harrogate

The spa town of Harrogate sits on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. As such, the surrounding area is perfect for getting out and stretching the legs. Here are a few of our favourite walking routes near Harrogate: RHS Harlow Carr Harlow Carr’s gardens sit on the...

A Brief History of RHS Harlow Carr

The newest addition to the Royal Horticultural Society, the relaxing gardens of Harlow Carr are one of Harrogate’s premier attractions. The gardens sit on the outskirts of the historic spa town, marking the passage to the sweeping Yorkshire Dales. One of RHS’ four...

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