About Harrogate

You can find lots of information about things to do and see in Harrogate on the Visit Harrogate website and we have also selected a few highlights for you: to see these go to our Things to do in Harrogate page. Don't forget to collect a Visitor Discount Card from the Harrogate Convention Centre for exclusive offers on food, shopping, health & beauty and travel.

Places to eat

There is a wide variety of refreshments available in Harrogate. Please have a look at the following websites to find something to suit your tastes.  Don’t forget to pick up your Harrogate Convention Centre discount card from the venue (see above)

Getting around Harrogate

For information about getting into Harrogate from the airport, please see our Getting to Harrogate page.

Harrogate has three train stations: Starbeck, Harrogate (for the town centre) and Hornbeam Park. Harrogate town centre provides best access for delegates wanting the conference centre. Hornbeam Park is a 10 minute walk to the Harrogate Showground, where there are flower shows in spring.
Northern Rail (www.northernrail.org) run trains between Leeds, Harrogate and York every 30 minutes.  East Coast Rail (www.eastcoast.co.uk) run trains to London and Edinburgh.

Buses connect to the Great Yorkshire Showground and Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Harlow Carr.
Harrogate has two bus companies, please visit their websites for pricing and timetable information: TransDev (www.transdevbus.co.uk/harrogate) and Connexions (www.connexionsbuses.com).


IATEFL have rooms reserved through Reservation Highway. You may find alternative accommodation completing an internet search yourself directly.