Victoria Shopping Centre The Heart of Harrogate Shopping "Victoria Shopping Centre 'The Heart of Harrogate Shopping' Harrogate's premier shopping experience. On 4 levels there are many leading stores offering everything from food to clothing, flowers to picture frames and tapestries..."
Bettys Tea Rooms "Betty's has earned its self a high reputation for cakes and biscuits as well as many different varieties of breads from around the world - and of course a wide range of speciality Teas and Coffees!.."
Roman Baths "After a shower, visit the Steam Room where high humidity, made gently fragrant with cleansing Eucalyptus, opens pores, penetrates the respiratory system and eases tense muscles..."
Valley Gardens, entrance "Valley Gardens includes acres of floral displays leading into beautiful pine woods containing many rhododendron bushes. Model boating lake, paddling pool, playground, tennis courts, pitch and putt, mini golf. Restored sun pavilion and colonnade. Summer band concerts. Open daily - and FREE!.."
Thinking of visiting Harrogate?
Before you book your hotel or make that journey, you need to know where you should stay and what to see and do – and of course, where to avoid!
We are here to help you make those vital decisions, so that you can have the visit that's right for you! Visit our virtual tour and read our personal, unbiased reviews to check out the places of interest and sights to see. Our guide to the town is here to help you to find out all about Harrogate before you pay a single penny to book your hotel or even begin your journey.
The town is famous for its shopping - this is the place for designer labels and independent, high-end retailers, as well as the usual high street names. There is a well developed café-culture here too, with many cafes having outside seating, offering an opportunity to see and be seen. One of the most famous is Betty's Café in the town centre near Montpellier, which is so popular that it is rare not to have to queue to get in!
Historic Spa Town
Harrogate is an attractive an historic spa town in North Yorkshire. It grew from a small village in the 1500s when a spring at Tewitt Well was discovered to be rich in minerals. It then became a popular destination for the rich and famous of Yorkshire - which continues to this day. Many come to shop or visit the Harrogate Theatre or admire the splendid architecture, such as that of the Victoria Shopping Centre.
With all the conferences and events taking place in Harrogate the town has visitors all the year round.
Parks and Green Spaces
Many visitors who come to Harrogate love to enjoy the gardens and parks, for instance Valley Gardens, The Stray or take a walk in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside which surrounds this elegant town.