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.

Where to stay in Harrogate

Crown Hotel Harrogate
Crown Hotel Harrogate
3 out of 5
Crown Place, Harrogate, England, HG1 2RZ
The price is £59 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Harrogate. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (876 reviews)
Our brief stay at The Crown
"We used this hotel as a halfway stop on the way back down from Scotland. Hotel and surrounding area were lovely, as were the staff and catered well for our dog. We enjoyed the stay and area so much that we are considering going back to The Crown and having a ‘city break’ in Harrogate."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2022

Crown Hotel Harrogate
Crowne Plaza Harrogate, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Harrogate, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Kings Road, Harrogate, England, HG1 1XX
The price is £67 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Harrogate. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,006 reviews)
Fantastic!
"This hotel is perfect in every way - price, room, views, staff, breakfast…all were exceptional!"

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2022

Crowne Plaza Harrogate, an IHG Hotel
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Harrogate
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Harrogate
4 out of 5
Prospect Place, Harrogate, England, HG1 1LB
The price is £93 per night from 5 Sep to 6 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Harrogate. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (539 reviews)
Another great stay at DU Vin
"Great reception and room, but breakfast was lack lustre with pre-cooked food."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2022

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Harrogate
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.
Harrogate Lifestyle Luxury Serviced ApartHotel
Harrogate Lifestyle Luxury Serviced ApartHotel
4 out of 5
18 Spa Building Kings Road, Harrogate, England, HG1 1BT
The price is £115 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Harrogate. Enjoy free WiFi, daily housekeeping and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Harrogate Convention ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (95 reviews)
"Well equiped. Comfortable bed. Good location. Good communication on entry. Fridge a little noisy at night."

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2022

Harrogate Lifestyle Luxury Serviced ApartHotel
Harrogate Elite Living
Harrogate Elite Living
4 out of 5
69-71 Franklin Road, Harrogate, England, HG1 5EE
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Harrogate. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Harrogate Convention Centre and Harrogate ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (34 reviews)
"Highly recommend. I was upgraded to the 2 bed apartment which was beautiful. Parking was great. Property was peaceful despite being near to the town centre. Everything you could need. Will be rebooking."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2022

Harrogate Elite Living
Knotty & Nice
Knotty & Nice
3.5 out of 5
Itsajob, Braisty Woods, Summerbridge, Harrogate, England, HG3 4DN
Stay at this 3.5-star cabin in Harrogate. Enjoy free WiFi, private hot tubs and a terrace. Popular attractions Brimham Rocks and Nidderdale Museum are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Amazing stay!
"The lodge was beautiful and exactly as it looks on the pictures. It was clean & had everything you need. Would highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2022

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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