Harrogate is renowned for its smart little tearooms and classy cafés spilling out onto the pavements. The celebrated Betty's tea room was established in Harrogate in 1919, with queues still forming for their glorious afternoon teas. Lovers of local delicacies and fresh international produce shouldn't miss the BBC Good Food Show in April or the Great Yorkshire Show which happens every July, featuring food stalls, livestock and agriculture from around the region.
This characterful little town isn't short of interesting attractions. Make some time for pure relaxation at The Turkish Baths, complete with steam rooms, pool and a freezing plunge pool for braver visitors! Or perhaps you'd prefer a day out perusing Harrogate's many fascinating shops in the Montpellier Quarter for antique treasures, high-end fashion, charming arts & crafts shops and bustling markets.
Just a short distance away from the town centre, RHS Garden Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodlands, with some truly breathtaking plant displays. Spring is a great time to visit, as flowers come into bloom and the Harrogate Flower Show brightens up the town.