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Discover the Harrogate District
Places to go
June 2022
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Plan a trip that’s good for you in the Harrogate district

From slow walks around Fountains Abbey to blood-pumping experiences at How Stean Gorge, relaxing spa breaks and plenty of places to indulge in good food, there’s so much to see and do in Harrogate.

If you are looking for a UK break that will see you returning home with a glow to your cheeks and a spring in your step, then look no further than the stunning Harrogate district, nestled in the glorious Yorkshire countryside. 

This beautiful destination covering Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Masham, Nidderdale AONB, Pateley Bridge, the city of Ripon and the Victorian spa town of Harrogate has been a place to feel good since 1571. The lure of Harrogate’s spring waters, thought to have medicinal properties, has seen people flock from far and wide to ‘take the waters’ in a bid to make themselves feel better. Today, there is so much more to experience and enjoy that will see you benefit from a break in the Harrogate district. 

Looking for suggestions on how to plan your visit? Here are a few to give you food for thought…


Let off steam with a relaxing spa experience

If your perfect weekend is relaxing in the luxurious surroundings of a spa, treating yourself to a rejuvenating treatment or just enjoying your favourite book poolside, then you will be spoilt for choice in the Harrogate district. From a traditional Turkish Baths experience in one of the only remaining Victorian baths to a rooftop spa at Rudding Park, a countryside retreat at Swinton Park or a luxurious day of lounging at Grantley Hall – you’re guaranteed to return home feeling revived.

Take in the great outdoors 

There is no doubt that getting out in the great outdoors is good for your mind, body and soul. Take in the magnificent scenery with a hike, bike ride or llama trek in the Nidderdale AONB, experience the beautiful surroundings of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, or get your blood pumping with a daring experience at How Stean Gorge. Why not enjoy the tranquillity of one of the area’s bountiful gardens or row along the River Nidd? 

Top off your trip with a visit to one of the many eateries to savour every bite of an indulgent meal, find a new favourite independent or enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, discover more about the spa heritage at one of the cultural venues and find somewhere special for a good night’s sleep.

For more ways to enjoy a short break that will leave you feeling good, go to

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