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Harrogate

Harrogate is consistently voted as one of the happiest places to live in the UK and was recently declared third most romantic destination in the world. The architecture in Harrogate is unrivalled throughout the United Kingdom, fine examples of which can be seen on St. George’s Road.

Despite being steeped in history, Harrogate is a buzzing spa town with unparalleled shopping and dining experiences. With Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep, St. George’s Road is a perfect base for exploring the local area.

St. George’s Road, on which our imposing and characterful house sits, is a stone’s throw from St. George’s Cricket Ground, where Harrogate Cricket Club has been playing since 1877. The street was generated as part of a major architectural development in the town during the late eighteenth century; which also included the clearing of 200 acres of land to create The Stray, which remains a spot for picnicking, kite-flying, outdoor games and local football matches. The Stray is just 12 minutes’ walk from 45 St. George’s Road.

St. George’s Road is situated in a prime residential address within close proximity of Harrogate town centre. The Cathedral city of Ripon is about 12 miles, the historic city of York 20 miles and the financial centre of Leeds 15 miles. The railway station at Harrogate is nearby and there are regular flights from Leeds Bradford Airport about 12 miles away.

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Harrogate Daytrips

While you are staying at Harrogate, why not visit some of the gems that the surrounding area has to offer?


  • Betty's Tea Rooms (1 Mile)

    The world-renowned Betty’s Tea Rooms was opened in Harrogate in 1919 and remains just as popular 100 years on. Providing a wonderful relaxed setting for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals, Betty’s offers one of the best spots in town to enjoy the beauty of the town's surroundings. You can’t visit Harrogate without popping to Betty’s!

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  • Royal Hall Theatre (1.1 Miles)

    The Royal Hall is a Grade II listed Edwardian performance hall and theatre. With its 1000-seat capacity, spectacular décor and large versatile floor space, the Royal Hall provides a breath-taking setting. Over 100-years-old, the Royal Hall was re-opened by Prince Charles in 2008 following an eight million pound restoration. Harrogate Theatres runs a programme of live events at the Royal Hall throughout the year, visit their website to find out more.

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  • Valley Gardens (1.3 Miles)

    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.

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  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr (2 miles)

    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.

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  • Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well (3.7 miles)

    Mother Shipton’s Cave is England’s oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630. Mother Shipton is believed to be England’s most famous prophetess, predicting the great Fire of London and the fates of several rulers within and just after her lifetime. The Petrifying Well is believed to turn anything which drops into it into stone! These ancient monuments and landmarks make this a fantastic and mystical place to visit.

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  • Brimham Rocks (11 miles)

    Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations on Brimham Moor in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Owned by the National Trust, Brimham Moor is one of the top walking destinations in North Yorkshire. For seasoned walkers and families alike, the breathtaking views, not to mention amazing feat of nature displayed by the rocks themselves makes for a great day out.

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  • Fountains Abbey (11.5 miles)

    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.

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  • Ripon Cathedral (12 miles)

    Ripon Cathedral dates back to the 7th Century and is a breath-taking example of the architecture of the period. The Cathedral holds weekly lunchtime concerts and regular events hosted by the North Yorkshire Chorus and Choral Societies.

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  • Lightwater Valley (17 miles)

    Lightwater Valley Theme Park is a fantastic day out for all the family. Recent refurbishment sees the addition of the Angry Birds Activity Park and the Lightwater Falconry Centre, alongside the original thrill-seekers’ rollercoasters and rides. Shopping, cafés and golf can also be enjoyed in the park.

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  • Wensleydale Railway (33 miles)

    The Wensleydale Railway is a heritage railway and runs 22 miles from Northallerton to Redmire, North Yorkshire. During the summer months the line plays host to majestic steam trains and is an extremely popular tourist attraction, a film set and an important part of preserved and restored railway history.

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Harrogate Tourist Information Centre


Telephone: 01423 537300

Harrogate Tourist Information Centre

Royal Baths
Crescent Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
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