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.
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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!
Looking for things to do in Harrogate?
Are you an adventurous, action lover? From High Ropes to Axe Throwing, Raft Building to Bush Craft, our experiences at Ripley Castle could be right up your street. In a beautiful woodland setting, any of these activities can be enjoyed in small or large groups. With your work colleagues or as a family, you’re guaranteed to challenge yourself in different ways with any one of these outdoor pursuits.
Calling all those wanting to get creative! A day spent learning how to “play” with stained glass in a fabulous space with a wonderful tutor. You will be shown various techniques including learning to cut glass safely and competently, grinding glass, copper foiling and soldering. Using your new found skills you will produce a lovely piece to take home. All rounded up with some Betty’s cakes…what more could you want?
Fancy a Champagne flight in a unique tasting bar in Harrogate? Then this delightful experience could be for you. You will learn about grape varieties, sugar levels and how Champagne is made, tasting as you go. A special vintage Champagne will conclude your experience. Enjoy!
Ever fancied learning how to create beautiful felt pictures, or make festive felt baubles? Then our felt making experiences could be for you. Jo will show you step by step the secrets of ‘wet’ felting using soft merino wool, silk and bamboo fibres. Enjoy a fun felting workshop in the comfort of your own home with friends and family.