Northern Energy Loves Harrogate (continued)
The Harrogate Exhibition Centre
Harrogate is internationally recognised as a superb conference and exhibition venue. The town’s Convention Centre is the second largest venue outside London with generous and versatile conference & exhibition space.
The conference auditorium seats 2000, the 8 exhibition halls offer 16,500m2 of exhibiting space with extra meeting and breakout rooms when required.
Harrogate Valley Gardens
The Valley Gardens is a public park in Low Harrogate. The English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden covers 17 acres of beautiful park land, including a band stand, Ice cream parlour, sculptures, Children’s play area, model boating lake, crazy golf and even a skateboard park.
The Great Yorkshire Show
Harrogate traffic comes to a standstill once a year while it hosts the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show.
The show plays host to the very best of rural life in Yorkshire.
The Great Yorkshire Show is recognised as England’s number one agricultural event attracting approximately 130,000 visitors every year.
The Turkish Baths
A visit to Harrogate wouldn’t be complete without visiting The Turkish Baths. Take time out to relax and experience one of many luxury spa treatments on offer.
Harrogate Spring Water
Visit the local museums and learn about the rich history of the spa town.
If you’re feeling brave, pinch your nose and try the local sulphurous spring water.
The first mineral spring was founded in 1571 by William Slingsby. The town soon became famous for its spa water and its perceived medicinal properties.
Harrogate Spring Water is sold internationally to this day and sponsors many large sporting events.
The Stray is a 200 acre area of protected open grassland that wraps its way around High Harrogate. Historically it helped Harrogate attract visitors and bolster the atmosphere of a relaxing, spa based retreat.
This expanse of grass exists for the people of the town and tourists to picnic, fly a kite, play football or just relax.
The grassland is covered by an act of Parliament, the Stray Act 1985. The Act, and its byelaws, determine how the area can be used while protecting the land.