Things to do

Harrogate is a town in North Yorkshire, England, east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Its heritage as a fashionable spa resort continues in the Montpellier Quarter with the Royal Pump Room Museum, documenting the importance of local mineral springs.

The Stray

16 W Park, Harrogate HG1 1BJ, United Kingdom

One of Harrogate’s best known landmarks, the Stray, is 200 acres of grass parkland that encompasses the town centre on the southern half, as well and giving the town a uniquely green and spacious feel, it provides a public space for games, walks and relaxation.

With so many great food and drink shops the stray makes for a great place to enjoy a picnic away from the bustle of the town centre, but with just a few minutes’ walk back to it.


Plumpton Rocks

Plumpton Rocks Wetherby Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG5 8NA

30 acres of parkland with tranquil lakeside walks, dramatic Millstone Grit rock formations, romantic woodland trails winding through bluebells and rhododendrons.

The lake, woodland, parkland and dam have recently been restored to their 18th Century glory. Plumpton has been described as the finest 18th Century picturesque garden in Britain.


Harewood House

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG, UK

One of the Treasure Houses of England, Harewood House is a charity, which offers a historical house, stunning gardens and a Bird Garden to the public.

Expect the unexpected at Harewood, with regular exhibitions of national significance, special events and themed weekends throughout the season. It’s also a living and breathing house and a wonderful location to bring your family to enjoy the Bird Garden, Farm and Playground and food and drink offering. 2021 will see Harewood welcome a range of contemporary artists for the second Harewood Biennial, a celebration of modern-day craft.


Mercer Art Gallery

31 Swan Rd, Harrogate HG1 2SA, United Kingdom

The Mercer Art Gallery is home to Harrogate district's fine art collection which consists of some 2000 works of art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. The Harogate district fine art collection includes works by William Powell Frith, Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dame Laura Knight, Alan Davie and many more.


Knaresborough Castle

Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, UK

A stronghold of medieval kings, Knaresborough Castle is beautifully set overlooking the River Nidd. Explore the castle independently or join a tour to discover the history of the King’s Chamber, visit the dungeon and scurry through the secret underground exit (sallyport).


Ripley Castle

Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY, UK

Ripley Castle is a Grade I listed 14th-century country house in Ripley, North Yorkshire, England, 3 miles north of Harrogate. The house is built of coursed squared gritstone and ashlar with grey slate and stone slate roofs.


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