The Northern Energy office is based in Hampsthwaite, a large village and civil parish in Nidderdale in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire.
It’s fair to say that we love our little town, and here’s just a few reasons why…
The Happiest Place to Live
According to a survey of 24,000 people by the property website Rightmove, Harrogate was voted the happiest place to live in Britain for three years running.[caption id="attachment_25405" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bettys Cafe Tea Room Harrogate[/caption]
Betty’s Café Tea Rooms
Mention you’ve visited Harrogate and expect to be asked “did you visit Betty’s?”
Betty’s Café Tearoom opened in Harrogate in 1919, selling the famous Yorkshire ‘Fat Rascal’, a large scone decorated with a cherry and almond face.
Bettys is famous for a high class experience of afternoon tea with a superb array of tasty treats made from only the finest ingredients
Unfortunately, due to Betty’s popularity, part of the experience usually includes a lengthy queue!
The Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire
Following the success of hosting the final stages of the Tour de France in 2014, Harrogate proved it was more than capable of delivering a jaw dropping sporting event to a world stage.
The Tour de Yorkshire 2017 has chosen Harrogate to be part of the prestigious race as the final sprint on Stage 2.
Part of the stage cycles straight past our front door in Hampsthwaite!
Designer Shopping, Bars, Pubs & Restaurants
With a population of 75,000, at an average age of 42, Harrogate has plenty of places to shop and socialise. According to Trip Advisor, the top 5 restaurants in Harrogate are Konak Meze Turkish Restaurant, Deano's graze & grill, Burgers & More, The Orchid Restaurant and William & Victoria.
There are a high number of independent and chain bars. Harrogate’s nightlife has plenty to offer adults of all ages, from live rock music venues to high class wine bars.
The Royal Hall
The Royal Hall is a Grade II* listed Edwardian performance hall and theatre. It was reopened in 2008 by Prince Charles following an eight million pound restoration.
The Royal Hall runs a programme of live events throughout the year and over the years has attracted many famous faces including The Beatles, The Who, Cliff Richard, The Who, J. K Rowling, Al Murray and Russel Brand to name a few.