North Yorkshire ticks all the boxes you'd expect of a holiday destination. The largest county in England boasts National Parks, cathedral cities, miles of gorgeous coastline and its very own spa town - Harrogate.
Harrogate is everything a spa town should be. Its streets are lined with period buildings housing bars, restaurants and boutique shops. By day it's lively and by night, romantic. To complete the package, Harrogate is also home to some of the finest hotels in North Yorkshire.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
This stunning RHS Garden is arguably the highlight of Harrogate. Spread across 58 acres, the pretty parkland features some expert planting, several picturesque walking route and magical picnic spots. It's also an excellent place to visit for gardening tips, coming from the very best.
The gardens are a popular attraction for families, featuring plenty for kids to do. There's a treehouse, a monster slide and even an open-air theatre in the summer months. Visitors can pick up a refreshment in the comfortable tearooms.
Harrogate is a welcoming place with a relaxed pace of life. As such, the ideal type of accommodation to match the destination is a friendly guesthouse or B&B. Fortunately, the spa town is brimming with them.
Accomb Lodge is an affordable three-star option located in the peaceful north of the town. There's a tasty breakfast served each morning and ample parking, which makes life easy for guests keen to explore this gorgeous county.
Harrogate is a diverse place with something for everyone, but at its heart it remains a traditional spa town. This means there are plenty of spa hotels. If you're looking for somewhere to get away from it all and unwind, Harrogate should be near the top of your list.
The Majestic Hotel is an elegant spa hotel set in the northern part of Harrogate. The epic frontage lives up to the hotel's name, and the whole package is impressive from the get-go. Inside, guests will find a wide variety of spa and beauty treatments on offer. When the relaxation is complete, the exquisite restaurants and trendy bars of Harrogate are just minutes away.
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