Harrogate is a quintessential Victorian spa town, with lovely, neat gardens. And many of the town’s visitors are coming for one or the other of these - the spectacular RHS Harlow Carr Gardens is on the western edge of town, and the town’s spring waters are said to have health giving properties. It’s not all jam and Jerusalem though, Harrogate is also a popular spot for weekend breakers and conferences and there are plenty of fashionable hotel and eateries, as well as the more traditional ones - our pick of the best places to stay in Harrogate feature something for all tastes.
The prettiest, and some would say most romantic, part of town is Montpellier Quarter, these pedestrianised streets are where you’ll find many of the antique shops and art galleries and little boutiques and eateries.
After a stroll round here it’s worth taking in some of the town’s wonderful green spaces - Harrogate has some of the most beautiful public green spaces in England - then reminisce about the old days at the Royal Pump Room Museum, or maybe even try a spa treatment or two for yourself.
Then there's Betty's - no trip to Harrogate would be complete without a visit to the iconic Betty's Tearooms. Pop in for a pot of tea, accompaned by delicious cakes and simply watch the world go by!
Don't forget to plan well ahead if you want to book one of the best places to stay in Harrogate - it's a very popular spot year round.
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Harrogate, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or you can expand your search and take a look at all our Yorkshire recommendations.
Stylish bed and breakfast in Harrogate's fashionable Duchy Estate area. Ten individually designed bedrooms plus a coach house which is perfect for families. Smart interiors include hardwood floors and statement rugs. Just a five minute walk from the centre of town & easy access to the Dales.
Harrogate (North Yorkshire)
This traditional, period Harrogate property sits overlooking The Stray and its 200 acres of open park land. All rooms are decorated in neutral palettes with bright, accent prints with coffee machines and modern bathrooms. Opt for a balcony! There is also an award winning restaurant and popular bar.
Harrogate (West Yorkshire)
A row of Georgian houses wonderfully restored to create this chic spa hotel in Harrogate's Old Town. The comfortable suites ooze grown up style, with free standing tubs, muted tones and hard wood furnishings. Feast on award winning cuisine, sip on champagne and book in for a spa treatment. Bliss!