Harrogate is an English spa town that exudes a genteel calm and elegance. The town is adorned by fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture including an ornate Royal Pump room. It boasts a number of sophisticated cafés and restaurants, as well as a tasteful range of shops. Dignified buildings and hotels are complemented by the modern International Centre in the middle of town with its exhibition halls and theatre.
Harrogate’s refined air is enhanced by beautiful flower displays found amongst its botanical gardens and spacious parks. The town is also famous for its associations with the great English crime novelist Agatha Christie, who ‘disappeared’ for 11 days in December 1926 and was subsequently found in Harrogate.
The town is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. The cathedral city of Ripon, industrial village of Saltaire and hilltop village of Haworth, home to the world famous Brontë sisters are all within easy reach.
We use the Kimberley Hotel which is just a ten minute walk from the centre of Harrogate.
The town centre is both spacious and elegant and provides a range of shopping experiences, from chic department stores to tiny individual craft shops. There is also an excellent choice of restaurants, bistros and friendly pubs.
make a visit to Harrogate worthwhile on their own. Explore the large 200 acre park, ‘The Stray’, with its floral displays and scattered pieces of modern art. Alternatively, visit the Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens, with 69 acres of green space, gardening museum and shop.