Spotlight on Harrogate…
Home to one of the country’s last, fully working Turkish Baths and Betty’s famous ‘Fat Rascal’, not only did Harrogate beat the likes of Paris, Rome and Vienna to be named one of the World’s most romantic destinations by Secret Escapes in 2013 but was also voted as the happiest place to live in Britain for three years in a row by a Rightmove survey.
Did you know?
It’s always an education with Uniquely Local!
Here’s 3 bite-size facts about Harrogate…
- Did you know that Harrogate hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982? The presenter was Jan Leeming. The German entrant, Nicole, was winner with the song “Ein bißchen Frieden”.
- The first mineral spring was discovered in 1571 by William Slingsby who found that water from the Tewit Well in High Harrogate possessed similar properties to that from springs in the Belgian town of Spa, which gave its name to spa towns.
- The gardens of Harlow Carr, on the edge of Harrogate, have become a very 21st century attraction. The Royal Horticultural Society took over the site in 2000 and has transformed it. Dating back to the 1880’s, these well-tended to gardens are very proud of their rhododendron glade and alpine zone.
So, once you have meandered through the beautiful streets; experienced some therapy of the retail variety on Parliament Street, or taken a stroll on The Stray, what else can you do in Harrogate?
Uniquely Local have some fabulous packages for all tastes and ages; groups or couples. From family fun, to escaping with your partner, or from creative crafting to organising a team away day…we’ve got you covered!
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