Theatres and festivals
The Royal Hall Theatre, a stunning Edwardian concert hall, and the Harrogate International Centre are two world-class venues hosting internationally acclaimed events from classical music and comedy to popular music. Harrogate Theatre also offers a varied programme, including the annual Comedy Festival held every autumn. Each year enthusiasts flock to town for world class festivals including the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, The Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and Harrogate International Festivals.
Royal Pump Room Museum
Housed in Harrogate's premier spa building, the fascinating Royal Pump Room Museum brings Harrogate's spa history to life. Expect a guide to the bizarre spa treatments used by the Victorians, Europe's strongest sulphur well and a tasting session of the town's famous mineral water. Refreshing!
Turkish Baths and Health Spa
Harrogate's luxurious The Turkish Baths and Health Spa are the perfect place to relax. Enjoy hot saunas, a spa pool and even a rejuvenating, toning plunge pool surrounded by truly breathtaking Victorian architecture, helping you to detoxify and re-energise. If you're feeling inspired then why not walk the Heritage Spa Trail after your treatments, providing you with a fascinating insight into Harrogate's spa history.
Harrogate packs a punch when it comes to delivering truly stunning gardens. The RHS Garden Harlow Carr is one of Yorkshire's most relaxing and innovative gardens at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales! Set in 17 acres, the English Heritage Grade II Listed Valley Gardens are situated in regal low Harrogate. The carefully tended gardens, along with woodland known as the Pinewoods, cover 17 acres. The gardens contain more mineral springs than any other known place in the world. Alternatively, you can jump on the 36 and head to Ripley Castle and enjoy a special guided tour of their gardens with their Gardener.
Finally, Harrogate Flower Show have a Spring and Autumn edition and both are packed full of flowery delights to brighten up your day!