PlacesHarrogate

Where history and luxury meet

Harrogate is a historic market town known for its sumptuous public gardens, beautiful tearooms, high-end boutiques and relaxing spas. It’s the perfect destination for luxury days out in Yorkshire...

Unsure about where to stay in Yorkshire? If you need somewhere to indulge, relax and treat yourself then Harrogate should definitely top your list.

Indulge yourself at the Turkish Baths - first opened in 1896 and now fully restored after a 1 million pound investment, these are absolutely not to be missed. Make sure you book your spa treatment in advance before you visit though as it’s always popular.

Relax and take a walk around one of the town’s award winning gardens including ‘The Stray’ - Harrogate’s tree-lined park that hugs the city centre, or take in the RHS Gardens Harlow Carr just a stone’s throw from Harrogate centre.

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea at the legendary Betty’s Tearooms and then take a stroll to Harrogate's shopping quarter and take in the sights and smells in one of Harrogate’s luxury food halls, or treat yourself to something stylish in White’s, or Porter’s Menswear.

Harrogate's Spa Heritage

The first mineral well in Harrogate was discovered back in 1571 by William Slingsby, believing it to have health properties, Harrogate was soon dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596.

Bathing houses soon sprang up, and people came from far and wide to seek the healing powers of the water, and to get away from the smog of their cities. In 1896 the Royal Baths were built and today the Turkish Spa is all that remains of that first institution.