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 Harrogate

Destinations > UK > Yorkshire > Harrogate guide

Harrogate is a delightful visually stunning town, full of amassing architecture and floral displays. Harrogate is a spa town and the Royal Pump Room is built over the site of the strongest sulphur spring in England, were the water can still be sampled today. The Victorian Turkish Baths in the town are unrivalled and offer the perfect opportunity to indulge yourself at one of the few remaining examples of its kind.

A town rich in culture and heritage Harrogate today has a cosmopolitan air with its café culture, wine bars and restaurants. Harrogate is also renowned for its colorful street entertainment and the summers international festival were the streets come alive with some of the best street theatre and lively acts. The town is great for shopping or to simply relax and wonder among the streets and flowers.

Harrogate enjoys the amassing surrounding countryside of North Yorkshire, which is dotted with excellent villages and towns. The whole of North Yorkshire offers some amazing scenic views weather you walk, cycle or take a drive into the country. There are many dramatic sites to visit in the Dales from Brimham Rocks to Tom Taylor's Cave, with many other's to explore.

 
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 Arts

Harrogate Theatre
Location: Oxford Street
Telephone: 01423 502 116

Chantry House Gallery
Location; Main Street, Ripley
Telephone: 01423 771 011

Anstey Galleries
Location: 33 Swan Road
Telephone: 01423 500 102

Gordon Reece Ceramics
Location: 8 Kirkgate
Telephone: 01423 868 084

Godfry & Twatt
Location: 7 Westminster Arcade, Parliament Street
Telephone: 01423 525 300

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 Clubs

Cardinal Sins
Location: 11 Station Parade
Telephone: 01423 701 737

Po Na Na Souk
Location: 2 Kings Road
Telephone: 01423 509 758

Carringtons
Location: 90-96 Station Parade
Telephone: 01423 525 551

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 Leisure

If you enjoy leisurely strolls through parks and gardens full of beautiful flowers and plants, then Harrogate is definitely ideal. The surrounding countryside of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors are ideal for walking, cycling or a picnic in the country. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and sock up the beauty and amassing wildlife.

Harrogate is also home to the new 'Hydro' Complex, which has excellent fitness facilities, dance and fitness studios, plus a 25 meter 8 lane pool. There are two golf courses at Crimple Valley and Rudding Park. Plus Harrogate has a Ten Pin bowling alley.

The nearby town of Knaresborough also has an indoor swimming pool, plus other watersports on the River Nidd that sweeps the outskirts of the town. Knaresborough is also excellent to wonder around and discover the many ancient walkways, cobbled alley's, pathways and secret passages.

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 Pubs

Harrogate is dotted with many pubs and wine bars. There is also a good choice of lively nightclubs in the town center to choice from. The surrounding towns like Knaresborough offer's many traditional pubs, many of which offer home-cooked regional dishes.

Montpellier
Location: 14 Montpellier Parade
Telephone: 01423 560 016

The Empress
Location: Church Square
Telephone: 01423 567 629

Kitty O'Sheas
Location: 2 Parliament Terrace
Telephone: 01423 505 588

Hales Bar
Location: 1 Crescent Road
Telephone: 01423 725 571

Edwards
Location: 46 Parliament Street
Telephone: 01423 566 576

Milepost Inn
Location: 55 Leeds Road
Telephone: 01423 871 014

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 Restaurants


Chinese

Thai Elephant
Location: 15 Cheltenham Parade
Telephone: 01423 530 099

Phoenix Cantonese
Location: 73 Station Parade
Telephone: 01423 563 900

Dynasty
Location: Kings Road
Telephone: 01423507 979


French

Biscaya Bay
Location: 11 Mount Parade
Telephone: 01423 500 089

Café Fleur
Location: 3 Royal Parade
Telephone: 01423 503 034

Café Rouge
Location: 21-29 Beulah Street
Telephone: 01423 500 043

Chez La Vie
Location: 94 Station Parade
Telephone: 01423 568 018


Greek

Mana's
Location: Baimes House, Station Parade
Telephone: 01423 527 799

Santorinis Greek Taverna
Location: 7 Cheltenham Parade
Telephone: 01423 524 598


Indian

Ali Raj
Location: 7 Cheltenham Crescent
Telephone: 01423 521 627

Bengal Spice
Location: 21 Cheltenham Cresent
Telephone: 01423 502 610

Harrogate Tandoori
Location: 18 Kings Road
Telephone: 01423 563 680

Rajput
Location: 11 Cheltenham Parade
Telephone: 01423 562 113


Italian

Est Est Est
Location: 16 Cheltenham Cresent
Telephone: 01423 566 453

Joe Rigatoni
Location: 3 Ripon Road
Telephone: 01423 500 071

La Terrazza
Location: Swan Road
Telephone: 01423 508 111

Luigi's
Location: 1 Valley Drive
Telephone: 01423 560

Sasso
Location: 8 Princes Square
Telephone: 01423 508 838


Vegetarian

Country Kitchen
Location: 46 Station Parade
Telephone: 01423 506 989

Wild Ginger Vegetarian Café
Location: 5 Station Parade (Behind "The Greenhouse")
Telephone: 01423 566 122

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 Shopping

Nestled in the Dales Harrogate is a delightful town to shop. There is everything from high street names to unique boutiques all set in the wonderful surroundings of this town. Harrogate also has an indoor shopping center for the essential all weather shopping. You may be in the heart of North Yorkshire, yet Harrogate has a cosmopolitan feel due to its fashionable boutiques, and 'pavement café' culture.

Harrogate is also called by some 'the antique capital of the north' and you can be sure to find ample antiques to discover. The surrounding towns and villages of Harrogate are also great for shopping, giving you plenty of opportunities to find unusual presents, souvenirs and crafts. The nearby towns of Knaresborough and Ripon are also famous for their markets, which are well worth exploring.

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 Transport


Air

Leeds Bradford Airport is the nearest airport to Harrogate and is approximately 20 miles away from the center by road using the A61 and A658.
Telephone: 0113 250 9696


Car

Harrogate is easily accessed by car from the A59, A61 and A1M, which in turn are easily accessed by many roots. Ones in the center there are plenty of places to park and car parks to choice from in different part of the town, all of which are sign posted and pay and display.


Coach

National Express Coach services run all over the U.K. offering a good service from a wide range of pick up points and destinations.
Telephone: National Express - 0990 80 80 80


Rail

Harrogate train station is situated close to the center and there are services to Harrogate from all over the U.K. if not direct with good connections.
Telephone: 0345 48 49 50

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