Harrogate ,is a resort town in North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
It was in 1596, when Dr. Bright, a physicist emeritus at the time, discovered Harrogate and its many sources. His impression was such that he recommended those waters to everyone. Later, it became the source of well-known reputation in England, including through King George III, who introduced the English Spa to the public in 1778.
The city was formed in the 17th century by the merger of two adjacent settlements of Lower Harrogate and Upper Harrogate. The healing springs were discovered in the 16th century, when two settlements were independent units. the local mineral waters with a high iron content were considered a panacea for many diseases. Thanks to this, Harrogate was one of the most demanded resorts, in which noble people sought to get to restore their health.
Harrogate is Historically a popular tourist destination.In 2013, Harrogate was named the Happiest Place to Live in the UK. Its motto is the saying Arx Celebris fontibus, which in translation sounds like “the citadel is famous for its sources.”
Access : Coordinates: 53.991944, -1.537778 / Leeds Bradford International Airport is located 10 miles (16 km) southwest of the city. The city is crossed by roads A1, A61, connecting Harrogate with Leeds and Ripon, and A59, connecting the city with York and Skipton.
- In the 17th century, the two small settlements of Lower Harrogate and Upper Harrogate were merged into one city. In 2013, the city was named “Happiest Place to Live” in the UK.
- The city’s motto “Arx Celebris fontibus” means “the citadel is famous for its springs.” / Voted as the best village to live in Yorkshire, Harrogate is a jewel of northern England.
- The first healing spring was discovered in Harrogate, Yorkshire, in 1571. So Harrogate is considered the first British resort city. Since the 19th century, the city has been included in a number of royal resorts.A bath complex in an oriental style is being created here. Among them, the luxurious Turkish Baths, recently restored and re-commissioned.Baths are separate, separate visiting hours for men and women. They practice mud wraps, hydrotherapy, eucalyptus inhalations in the sauna.
- In the Museum of the Royal Pump Room you can get acquainted with the history of the sources. / The Valley Gardens are the town’s main park / Harrogate War Memorial / Cambridge Street.
- Betty’s Tea Rooms, 1 Parliament Street HG1 2QU : Taylors of Harrogate is a tea trading house known beyond the borders of Great Britain.In 1886 the merchant Charles Taylor founded the specialty shop for tea and coffee in Harrogate.
During the 1920s and 1930s, Bettys tearooms opened in other Yorkshire towns: Ilkley, York or Northallerton. In 1922, Frederick Belmont opened his own bakery to supply the various tea rooms with fresh products on a daily basis.
- Shopping : Harrogate’s main shopping streets are Cambridge Street, Oxford Street, Beulah Street and James Street. A variety of boutiques and designer shops can be found on Parliament Street and Commercial Street.
- The Mercer Art Gallery is an art gallery with over 2000 works, mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries by artists such as William Frith, Edward Burne-Jones, Alan Davie and many more.
- RHS Harlow Carr Garden : An approximately 80 hectare green belt called The Stray surrounds the old town center of Harrogate. The 8-acre Valley Gardens is a flower-filled park with a large number of mineral springs.
- The Montpellier district, which houses about 80 stores and has become a center of artistic reference and sale of antiques. It is home to the famous Bettys tea room.
Activities : sightseeing / Moorish-style sauna and soak / Shopping.
Go next : Knaresborough ,a charming market town 4 miles east / Ripon , a small cathedral city in North Yorkshire / Ripley Castle in the village of Ripley / Thirsk , a small market town in North Yorkshire, 23 miles north of York.