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Harrogate Attractions: Things to See and Do When You Stay in Harrogate

Jul 28, 2008
There are wealth of Harrogate attractions that one is able to enjoy whilst visiting this very beautiful city. Certainly, you are not spoilt for spaces where you are able to actually relax and spend a lazy summer's afternoon. Along with the many parks and gardens dotted around the town there is also "The Stray" a 200 acre are of grassland located in the heart of it.

After you have spent time wandering around the streets, admiring the cities architecture or doing a little shopping then a visit to Betty's tearooms is a pleasant relief. Why not take a seat by one of the windows and enjoy the views of Montpelier Gardens whilst enjoying some great tasting English foods.

Another place which is extremely popular with visitors to Harrogate and for which it is world renowned for is the Royal Baths. Although these are open every day of the week, the baths are no longer in use. However if you would like to sample some of the spa water from the Old Sulphur Well then you should also stop in at the Royal Pump Room.

Along with offering you, the chance to sample some of the spa water this building now houses a museum also. Here you can view displays of what life was like for people living in the town during the 19th Century and also details on some of the more bizarre kinds of treatments that were offered at the spa.

For those who would like to venture further away from the town then a visit to Plumpton Rocks should be high on their agendas. Located between Harrogate and Wetherby this 30 acre park is one of the most important sites in the whole of the North of England. Here one can pass away a pleasant day strolling on many of the lakeside walks or wandering through the woodland.

However, in order for the beauty of this place to be retained especially as it is not a Grade II Listed English Heritage site to gain entry one will need to pay a small fee. The part itself is only open to the public at weekends and on public holidays from 11.00 until 18.00 during the months of March through to October.

If you have brought children with you on your visit to Harrogate then a place that they may enjoy visiting is Brimham Rocks. This attraction is located in the town of Summerbridge and is only a short distance from Harrogate. Here you can learn more about the effect that ice and water have had on the sedimentary rock in this part of England. As you, wander round you can view the weirdly shaped boulders, which come with names like Dancing Bear or Turtle and Druids Desk.

Along with the Harrogate attractions, we have mentioned above a quick search of the internet and you will find plenty of others that may be worth a visit also. So why not spend some time looking to see what you can do whilst visiting a town steeped in history and yet offers all modern conveniences as well.
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