Corporate Spa Town
Harrogate is a lovely spa town in the North of England close to Leeds and York. It has a deep history and stunning architecture. It’s a wealthy town and has many facilities to cater for visitors. It also is famous for holding large corporate conferences and exhibitions for companies from all over England including London.
Always Tea Time
The town centre is awash with lovely, historical buildings creating an almost mediaeval theme. The Royal Hall is an exceptionally fine building as is the royal Pump room which is home to one of the country’s largest sulphur well. If its horticulture that you enjoy then head for the RHS Gardens on the west side of Harrogate. There are an abundance of beautiful plants and shrubs and if you chose the correct season.
One of the most famous landmarks in the town is Betty’s Tea Rooms owned by Betty’s and Taylors of Harrogate, the same company who make one of the largest brands of tea bag in the UK – Yorkshire Tea. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to take tea in this venue and it epitomizes the national tea drinking culture. This place is definitely worth a visit.
Harrogate has a very wealthy economy and caters for its huge following of Conference goers. It hosts the 3rd largest integrated conference centre in the UK and entertains over 350,000 business visitors annually.
As such, eating out is very popular and the town boasts several wonderful restaurants. The main ones are located in Parliament Street and Cheltenham Parade or for more variety head to John Street or Albert Street.
The Yorlshire Dales
Harrogate is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and is a vast area of rolling hills and grassy fields. If you visit the town in the Spring or Summer months then try to head into the dales with a packed lunch and a change of clothes (in case the weather turns) and enjoy the splendid views looking back over the Harrogate skyline.