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Historical interest: Harrogate

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Harrogate's name derives from 'Har-low-Gata' meaning 'Grey-Hill-Road'. The name Harlow is still remembered at Harrogate in the Harlow Carr gardens. The fame of Harrogate as a spa town can be attributed to Captain William Slingsby, who in 1571 discovered spring waters in a well at Harrogate called the Tewitt Well. Harrogate is famous for its sulphur and iron rich waters, which increased in popularity during the 18th century, when a physician called Timothy Bight claimed the spa water at Harrogate had healing powers. It was said that the waters of Harrogate could cure almost anything, including nervous tension, gout, rheumatism and lumbago.

The Tewit Well at Harrogate is found on the Stray with a number of other wells, notably the 17th century St John's Well. Other wells at Harrogate include a Magnesia Well, discovered in 1895, and located in Harrogate's Valley Gardens along with many other mineral wells. Perhaps the most famous of Harrogate's wells was a sulphur well known as the Stinking Spaw, now located within The Royal Pump Room.

Today a dome erected in 1786 marks the site of the original well on the large open space in the centre of Harrogate called the Stray. The Stray at Harrogate covers 200 acres and was created by an act of Parliament in 1770. Before Slingsby's time, Harrogate was merely a village near the historic town of Knaresborough.

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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