Harrogate is chocked full of whimsical streets, landscaped gardens and an abundance of tearooms, cafes and restaurants.

There’s no shortage of things to keep you busy when visiting the area, so we’ve picked out a few must-do things to check out whether you’re new to Harrogate or just haven’t had a chance to see them:

Turkish Baths

Turkish Baths, Harrogate

Harrogate’s Turkish Baths are well worth a visit, whether you’re looking to soak up some of the town’s culture or just want a massage and some time in the steam room.

The baths were one of Europe’s leading spas during the 19th century – and we can see why!

Betty’s Cafe, Tea Rooms and Shop

Because you can’t visit Yorkshire and not stop off at Betty’s… If there’s a better place for afternoon tea, we don’t want to know about it!

Home of the Fat Rascal (a Yorkshire favourite) among a wide array of cakes, scones and other baked delights, Betty’s is not one to be missed.

Rudding Park Spa

There’s nowhere else that blends both luxury and relaxation quite like Rudding Park Spa.

The rooftop facilities are among the best around for hydrotherapy and thermal experiences.

And when you’re done losing your inhibitions in the Escape Zone, throw on a robe and some slippers and treat yourself to a fantastic lunch in the Horto Cafe. The ultimate spa day!

Stockeld Park

One for the families who love a day out adventuring together.

Stockeld Park opens across different months and during school holidays to offer seasonal adventures, including big events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

From outdoor mazes and tree climbs to go-karts and inflatables, there’s something for all ages!

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

If you’re heading to Harrogate, you can’t miss the beautiful gardens at Harlow Carr – and remember your camera!

The gardens are brimming with colourful flowers and displays from all over the world – and watch the route come alive with lights at Christmas time…

Grab yourself a hot chocolate from Betty’s tea room on the way in and explore!

Valley Gardens

Perfect for a Sunday walk in the sun, Valley Gardens is a hotspot for families and dog-walkers across the area.

Whether you want to take in the view, feed the ducks or stop for an ice cream at the Pavilion, Valley Gardens really encapsulates the beauty of Harrogate and is well worth a visit.

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