Destination: Harrogate

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Historic town from which we take 'Greenwich Mean Time'

Harrogate

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Introducing Harrogate


The charming Victorian Spa town of Harrogate is home to an array of exclusive shops, pavement cafés, bars and top notch restaurants. The town is also a frequent winner of Britain in Bloom, and as you walk along the tree lined streets, the floral displays can be stunning. The Turkish Baths in this spa town are carefully maintained and open to the public seven days a week. For music lovers, band concerts take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, and a lively local music scene includes a wide variety of styles from folk to blues and Jazz. If you are into art, then Harrogate's 3 galleries are a must see.

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Region: North East England

Time to spend here: 3hours - 1 day

More Information: www.harrogate.gov.uk

What's nearby? York, Yorkshire Dales, Leeds

What transport do you recommend? Harrogate town is small and easy to walk around. A car is the easiest way to reach the surrounding area.

Did you know? Harrogate played host to the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest!

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What can I see in and around Harrogate?


The Royal Pump Room Museum

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The Royal Pump Room Museum explains the history of the spa and how the sulphur springs have shaped the town since. You can also sample a taste of the water if you're brave enough!
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Turkish Baths

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The Turkish Baths are where you can feel the benefits of the waters, as many have done since Victorian times. Steam rooms, heated chambers, plunge pools and more.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Betty's Tea Rooms

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No visit to Harrogate is complete without calling in at the local institution that is Betty's Tea room. You'll be spoilt for choice with over 300 breads, cakes and chocolates, as well as 50 different teas and coffees.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens

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The Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens have varied landscapes including woodland, streamside, alpine and wildflower meadows plus kitchen gardens and some generally inspirational planting.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Mercer Art Gallery

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The Mercer Art Gallery housed in the Promenade Room, Harrogate's oldest spa building houses 19th and 20th century paintings by some of the greatest artists of the period.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Ripley Castle

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Ripley Castle and Gardens lie just 3 miles north of Harrogate. You can take a tour of the 700-year-old castle from one of the extremely knowledgeable guides.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Ripon

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Ripon, around 10 miles north of Harrogate can be reached easily by bus and train from Harrogate. The city is most famous for its 1300-year-old cathedral. But the city which goes back as long has much to offer the visitor, with a great blend of historic buildings, quirky shops, cafés and pubs.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Ripon Cathedral

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Ripon Cathedral is thought to date back to 672, although only the crypt of the original church survived several destructions by English kings in the 10th and 11th centuries.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Fountains Abbey

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Fountains Abbey situated in the beautiful valley of the river Skell is Yorkshire's first world heritage site, which includes the largest abbey ruins in Britain with spectacular Georgian water gardens. The estate also includes a further 10 historic buildings in stunning open countryside.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Brimham Rocks

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Brimham Rocks are some curious rock formations at scattered over 50 acres on Brimham Moor. The weird and wonderful shapes have been likened to elephants, hippos, bears and mushrooms! It's also a great place to enjoy some stunning views over Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Time to spend here: 4 hours   More information

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