A weekend away is what we are all looking forward to this Summer, the spa town of Harrogate is the perfect British Staycation. We've rounded up the luxury hotels, brilliant bars and historic tourist attractions for you to visit, so you have a hassle free holiday.
WHERE TO STAY IN HARROGATE?
1. RUDDING PARK HOTEL
A fantastic hotel on the outskirts of Harrogate, that not only includes the fabulous Clocktower restaurant but also has spa facilities that will leave you feeling truly relaxed. Couple this with the 18 hole golf course and you will surely have a stay to remember.
2. THE MAJESTIC HOTEL
The Majestic Hotel is one of the grandest looking buildings in Harrogate. Located right in the city centre with plenty of parking and an on-site health club. The Majestic is now part of the DoubleTree by Hilton Group.
3. THE GRAFTON BOUTIQUE B&B
The Grafton Boutique B&B is located on Franklin Mount, only a five-minute walk from the town centre.
WHERE TO EAT IN HARROGATE?
1. THE ORCHID
"Harrogate's best Pan-Asian restaurant serving dishes influenced by true oriental flavours within the Pacific rim in a modern style."
Shalimar use fresh and local ingredients creating traditional Indian dishes with unique tastes.
Italian Tapas alongside delicious street food, meats and cheeses, perfect to share whilst drinking.
4. WILLIAM AND VICTORIA
Delicious classic British dishes such as slow cooked lamb, duck confit, Yorkshire ribeye steak and many more...
5. GIANNI'S BRIO
Serving traditional Italian Cuisine, a true favourite of Harrogate folk.
WHERE TO VISIT IN HARROGATE?
1. THE VALLEY GARDENS
The Valley Gardens are set in 17 acres of beautiful English Heritage park land, floral displays and themed gardens. Here you will also find a cafe, crazy golf, putting, tennis and a fabulous children's play area. On a hot day, the kids will love to paddle in the pool so don't forget a towel.
2. BRIMHAM ROCKS
Feel like you're walking on the moon when you visit this National Trust property. The 454 acres of giant rocks will keep the kids entertained all afternoon. an amazing landscape and a true journey into pre-history.
3. BILLY BOBS ICE CREAM PALOUR
Perfect for the whole family: Billy Bob's is a 1950's American style diner, complete with an Ice Cream parlour and an outdoor play area for kids all ages. Not only is the food fantastic (we recommend the spare ribs) but outside hay barns with rope swings are great fun for the older kids and if they think they're not being watched, adults too.
AFTERNOON TEA IN HARROGATE?
1. MAMA DOREENS EMPORIUM
Located on James Street and only a few doors away from our own store Porters, Mama Doreen's serves a variety of Afternoon Teas. Renowned for their fantastic cakes, Mama Doreen's is a great place to meet with friends and family.
2. BETTY'S TEA ROOM
The famous and historic Betty's Tea room is a go-to for an atmospheric afternoon tea. Betty's are currently taking reservations from the 17th May. Book now to avoid disappointment.
WHERE TO DRINK IN HARROGATE?
Harrogate has a lot of lively, modern bars and pubs. Here are just a few recommended for you.
4. THE IVORY
WHERE TO SHOP IN HARROGATE?
James Street is a must, not only can you come and see us at Porters but you can visit our friendly neighbours The White Company, Sea Salt, Hobbs, Hotel Chocolate, Hoopers Department Store, Ogdens Jewellers and many more...
We hope you find this little guide useful and look forward to welcoming you in the near future.