Harrogate

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Harrogate

A gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, this spa town has modern entertainment venues and restaurants to complement the traditional tea rooms and Edwardian architecture.

With a rich history and well-preserved heritage, Harrogate is an upmarket haven for Yorkshire’s elite. Flower shows and afternoon tea are among the great British traditions upheld in this spa town, which also has a renowned convention center and entertainment venue. Appreciate the serenity in the gardens and spa centers of this leafy town.

Take advantage of warm, sunny summers with a trip to RHS Garden Harlow Carr, where flower shows take place. Relax with hot drinks in the tea rooms and purchase memorabilia in the shop.

Harrogate became known as the English Spa, as word got out about its water containing sulfur, salt and iron. After exploring Harrogate City Centre, rest your weary feet at the Turkish Baths Harrogate, which has a mosaic floor and Moorish fixtures. Immerse yourself in the spa water of these restored late Victorian baths.

In winter, take refuge from icy cold weather and flurries of snow in the vast Harrogate Convention Centre. Watch a play, recital or stand-up comedy act in one of its many auditoriums, of which the Royal Hall is the highlight. Chandeliers and golden balconies adorn the upper reaches of this Edwardian gem.

Check out the comprehensive collection of fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries in the Mercer Art Gallery and learn about the town’s spa history in the Royal Pump Room Museum. Head to the countryside for the Ripley Castle and Gardens to find out about the role of the Ingilby family in the Gunpowder Plot.

Harrogate is in the northern outskirts of Leeds in Yorkshire. Fly to Leeds Bradford International Airport and take the hourly bus to Harrogate. You can also rent a car at the airport and drive north for 12 miles (19 kilometers) to get here. Travel to some of the surrounding destinations, such as the Yorkshire Dales National Park, York and Manchester.

With its spas and gardens, Harrogate is an idyllic relaxation hub and a window into Victorian traditions.

White Hart Hotel, Best Western Premier Collection
White Hart Hotel, Best Western Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Coldbath Road, Harrogate, England
Located in Harrogate City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Valley Gardens and Mercer Art Gallery. Royal Hall and Harrogate Theatre are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (775 reviews)
"Would have given the best review but our first room had no working heater and a horrible smell from the bathroom. The front desk couldn’t have been nicer and provided a new upgraded room. Amazing hotel for the cost"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2021

White Hart Hotel, Best Western Premier Collection
DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa
DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Ripon Road, Harrogate, England
Located in Harrogate City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Hall and Harrogate Convention Centre. Turkish Baths and Health Spa and Mercer ...
3.7/5 Good! (463 reviews)
"It had a wonderful calmness about the property, I felt both relaxed and safe the whole time I was there."

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa
Crowne Plaza Harrogate, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Harrogate, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Kings Road, Harrogate, England
Located in Harrogate City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Harrogate Convention Centre and Turkish Baths and Health Spa. RHS Garden ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (937 reviews)
"Magic"

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2021

Crowne Plaza Harrogate, an IHG Hotel
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Alpha Spa, Classic 1 bedroom apartment
Alpha Spa, Classic 1 bedroom apartment
Harrogate, ENG
Located in Harrogate City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Harrogate Theatre and Harrogate Convention Centre. Turkish Baths and Health ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
"It is really quiet for a central location. The bed was fine. There are 2 flights of fairly steep stairs that might be a problem for some."

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2021

Alpha Spa, Classic 1 bedroom apartment
Lovely apartment on the High Street of Pateley Bridge in the heart of Nidderdale
Lovely apartment on the High Street of Pateley Bridge in the heart of Nidderdale
32 High St, Harrogate, ENG
Situated in Harrogate, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Nidderdale Museum and within 6 miles (10 km) of Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great location
"Great location and the property met all expectations"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2021

Lovely apartment on the High Street of Pateley Bridge in the heart of Nidderdale
Knotty & Nice
Knotty & Nice
3.5 out of 5
Itsajob, Braisty Woods, Summerbridge, Harrogate, England
Situated in Harrogate, this cabin is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Brimham Rocks and within 6 miles (10 km) of Nidderdale Museum and Nidderdale. Yorkshire Dales National ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"amazing place, pictures don't quite do it the justice it deserves. Done to a high standard, spotless and underfloor heating. Very quiet location even though on a working farm, lovely scenic walks around 45mins away of local villages for shops (great butchers, fishmongers, bakery) eating, drinking ..."

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2021

Knotty & Nice
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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