Culture: richly cultural and sophisticated, Harrogate is home to Harrogate International Festival - one of Europe’s most prestigious music and arts festivals - and a plethora of wonderful cultural venues hosting the biggest and best artists from around the world, the most magnificent of which is HIC’s own ‘palace of glittering gold’, the Royal Hall.
Accommodation: Harrogate has so much to offer in terms of accommodation, from grand Victorian mansion house hotels, to chic new boutique establishments and smaller, relaxed guest houses.
Restaurants: living, as they do, in one of Britain’s most desirable places, Harrogate’s residents expect the highest standards; although they’re Yorkshire folk, too, so therefore demand value for money! Which is why, when it comes to selecting which of the many, many, highly varied restaurants to eat in, you can expect the highest quality at the best prices.
Shopping: known as ‘The Kensington of The North’, Harrogate is a shopper’s paradise, its cosmopolitan café-lined streets awash with elegant boutiques and high-end retailers.
Turkish Baths: restored to their original, exotic glory, Harrogate’s Turkish Baths and Health Spa - offering the most up-to-date treatments in an unmatched, historic setting - is the perfect place to relax, unwind and be pampered.
The Yorkshire Dales: as if Harrogate itself isn’t beautiful enough, the sophisticated town sits right on the cusp of the ruggedly spectacular Yorkshire Dales, offering breathtaking vistas, great walking, rich produce and inspiration to artists and writers from far and wide.