Harrogate Area Guide

Harrogate North Yorkshire is the gateway to the Dales, sitting on edge of the North Yorkshire Dales. With attractions both during the day and night, Harrogate has something for everyone.

During the day Harrogate boasts local attractions like the Stray, The Valley Gardens, The Turkish Baths, Betty’s Tea Rooms, Harlow Carr Gardens, The Pump Room Museums, The Mercer Gallery along with the cosmopolitan feel of the bars and cafe’s in the town centre and the relaxing nature of the Montpellier Quarter.

The evening brings a lively night scene with a good mix of traditional and contemporary bars and restaurants in Harrogate, and some excellent nightclubs. Harrogate is best-known for its open parkland known as The Stray – or 200 Acres – very much its “jewel in its crown” and its wonderful floral displays, which only a few years ago led to Harrogate being crowned Europe’s Floral Capital. Harrogate has excellent schools, both at primary and senior levels, again adding to its attraction. In 2005, Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location, named Harrogate as the third most desirable place to live in the UK.

Due to Harrogate’s proximity to the Leeds, York, and being close to Leeds/Bradford International Airport and the major A1/M1 link road, it is easy to see why it is highly desirable location for commuters looking to live just a stones-throw away from open countryside.

Harrogate boasts a fantastic variety of properties from modern houses to large Victorian terraces to converted apartments, there really is a property for everyone!!