Harrogate is ideally located for visiting some of the finest and grandest houses and gardens the UK has to offer.

The Visit Harrogate website is full of Things to Do during your stay, it’s an excellent place for ideas here.

RHS Harlow Carr

The spectacular 68-acre garden with beautiful borders, wildflower meadows, woodlands and water, attracts visitors all year round. Their flower show takes place in June (10-12 June 2016) and showcases word class horticulture. Visit their website to find out what’s on and when.

Forbidden Corner

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. A tourist visitor attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart!

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

One of the largest and best preserved Cistercian abbeys in the country, managed by the National Trust, Fountains Abbey welcomes visitors all year round. An elegant water garden and medieval deer park can also be enjoyed in the grounds and provide perfect picnic spots. More info here. 

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens is an English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden situated in regal Low Harrogate and covers 17 acres of land. It includes beautiful historical buildings such as the Sun Pavilion and Colonnades which sit alongside a wide variety of shrub, flower and herbaceous beds. The gardens also include a children’s play area for all ages, a skate park and the Magnesia Well Café. Band concerts take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. More info here.

Newby Hall & Gardens

25 acres of award winning gardens and herbaceous borders, an adventure playground for the children, woodland discovery park and contemporary sculpture park make Newby Hall & Gardens and perfect day out for the whole family.