Mini guide to Harrogate
Harrogate, in beautiful North Yorkshire, is fast becoming one of the favourite
inland resorts in the UK, combining the Victorian splendour of a spa town with
renowned floral beauty. In recent years, the city has become well known for
its extensive conference and exhibition facilities and the influx of visitors
throughout the year contributes to Harrogate's modern, cosmopolitan character.
Known as 'England's Floral District', this area is full of beautiful parks,
floral displays and gardens, both public and those belonging to historic houses,
castles and abbeys. This strong floral reputation has been maintained, with
towns and villages throughout the District gaining accolades in national and
international competitions. Montpellier Gardens, a delightful floral area in
the centre of town running the length of Montpellier Parade, is not to be missed
and is also one of the exclusive shopping streets in Harrogate. The cosmopolitan
feel of Harrogate permeates through the fashionable boutiques, arts and crafts
shops and exclusive design houses complementing the usual High street names.
Known as the 'antiques centre of the North', Harrogate has a treasure trove
of antique shops and markets to be discovered.
When it comes to entertainment, there is a wealth of choice in Harrogate. The
Theatre on Oxford Street has a new vibrant image, showcasing the best from Yorkshire
and around the country. Look out for other performances and concerts by international
stars, which are regularly staged within the Royal Hall and Harrogate International
Centre. There is also a long tradition of colourful street entertainment, culminating
each summer with the onset of the Harrogate International Festival. The festival's
opening night parade and Fiesta in the Valley Gardens are a grand spectacle
attended by thousands of visitors each year.
Harrogate also boasts a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. Numerous stylish
cafés and tea rooms have introduced the European café culture
to Harrogate, offering local specialities, as well as specialities from all
around the world. There are many friendly pubs, wine and café bars dotted
around the city. The town centre boasts a vibrant nightlife with top class restaurants,
nightclubs and other night spots.
Although Harrogate does not have its own airport, Leeds-Bradford International
Airport is very close by, offering easy access to Harrogate. Train connections
are also abundant, with many onward connections through Leeds and York.
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Selection of hotels in this region:
Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate
Majestic Hotel (Winter 2 Night Offer)
The Imperial Hotel
Harrogate Moat House
Harrogate Moat House and 15 days parking
The Crown Hotel
Old Swan Hotel
Rudding Park Hotel & Golf
Swallow St George Hotel
The Kimberley Hotel
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