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Harrogate District covers over 500 square miles of the Vale of York, which has been a main thoroughfare for centuries. Prehistoric man set up mysterious ceremonial circles and standing stones along the Vale, Roman legions marched up and down it and the fortunes of the Civil War Royalists and Roundheads ebbed and flowed over the countryside.

The Vale of York is crossed by the deep pastoral, often wooded dales of the Washburn, Laver, Burn and the long majestic dale of the Nidd itself. The numerous reservoirs add to the beauty of the dale. Rich, rolling and wooded pastoral scenery, with stone settlements like Lofthouse and Kirkby Malzeard, contrasts with bleak heather moorland, broken by craggy grit stone outcrops, including the curious shapes of Brimham Rocks. To the east, in the wooded pasture lands of the Skell Valley, stands the internationally renowned and much visited Studley Royal, with the picturesque ruins of Fountains Abbey.

In this area, the landscape is dominated by its millstone grit geology, giving it a typically dark, sometimes sombre appearance, which is reflected in the stone of buildings and walls. Glaciation and the different levels of weathering of the sand, shale and grit stones has produced some of the most dramatic features in the area, such as the crags on valley sides and wide u-shaped valleys. This is in sharp contrast to the green landscapes of the dales and upland fringes running down to the dale.

Harrogate in fact, is divided into two villages: High and Low Harrogate. Historically, High Harrogate has been in the parish of Knaresborough and diocese of Chester, with Low Harrogate located in the parish of Panal and diocese of York. Both villages have their respective mineral springs, with the principal Chalybeate springs located in High Harrogate and the sulphurous and saline in Low Harrogate. Although they are about a half a mile apart, the growth in the city and its surrounding area is making it harder to make this geographical distinction of High and Low.

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Selection of hotels in this region:

Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate

Majestic Hotel (Winter 2 Night Offer)

Travelodge Harrogate

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

Majestic Hotel

Balmoral Hotel

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