Things to do in Harrogate

A guide to visiting Harrogate

We have collated a selection of information about things to do in Harrogate. Please note that the information here was correct at the time of publication (July 2020). Please check with the venues to confirm prices and available discounts to avoid any disappointment.

Harrogate Convention Centre discount card

The conference venue has many discounts in place with local partners. To benefit from these, you need to show your delegate badge along with your Harrogate Discount Card (which you can pick up at the venue). More information is available at www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk/visitors/visitor-discount-offers.

Tourist information

Harrogate’s Tourist Information Office can be found in the heart of town, in the Royal Baths. The entrance to the Tourist Office is at the front, right hand side of the building. The opening hours are 09:30-17:00, Monday to Saturday and closed Sundays.

Walking

If you are keen to explore on foot, Open Harrogate and Visit Harrogate have information on walking routes in and around Harrogate.  There are also free, organised walking tours, more information available at www.freewalkingtourharrogate.com.

Shopping

There are many independent shops in Harrogate if you are looking for something different.  Boutique style shops and retailers are nestled in and around James Street, and the Cenotaph, and in the Montpellier Quarter. Opposite the train station is the Victoria Shopping Centre.  You can find an overview of shopping at www.visitharrogate.co.uk/shopping.

Places to visit

Betty's Afternoon Tea was established in Harrogate over 100 years ago. Why not visit Betty’s Tea Rooms and enjoy the tradition of an English afternoon tea? If you haven’t got time to stop for tea, they also have a gift shop where you can pick up delights to take back with you.
Address: 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2QU


Harlow Carr is home to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) garden, covering 58 acres.  Find inspiration for your own garden or just enjoy the scene.  You’ll find woodland, wild flower meadows, running and still water planting ideas as well as ideas for cultivated borders.
Address: Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB


Turkish baths are the place to go if you’ve done too much and need to relax.  A piece of history and architecture using Morrish design, Islamic arches, colourful brickwork, and Italian-laid terrazzo floors which utilises Harrogate’s own spa water. If you are looking to find out more about the baths, try the 45 minute guided tour which costs approximately £3.80.
Address: Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1 2WH


Keep checking back as we will add more information in the run-up to the Conference.