Attractions and Places to Visit in Harrogate
Set in the heart of Yorkshire, the Harrogate District is one of the most spectacular areas of England with attractive towns and villages, imposing historic houses, castles, abbeys, beautiful countryside and a host of other natural and man-made attractions.
From fabulous art exhibitions at the City Art Gallery, discovering the city’s history at the Museums and Garden to seeing chart topping bands, whatever your mood, Harrogate has an attraction or activity to delight your senses.
See (and smell) Europe’s strongest sulphur well at the Royal Pump Room museum, find out what happened to criminals at the Ripon museums, see the local history at the Nidderdale Museum.
Nidderdale Museum has a large collection of exhibits, illustrating different aspects of life and work in Nidderdale through the ages.
Ripley Castle is a Grade I listed 14th-century country house in Ripley. The house is built of coursed squared gritstone and ashlar with grey slate and stone slate roofs. A central 2-storey block is flanked by a tower at one end and a 3-storey wing at the other. The castle has been the seat of the Ingilby baronets for centuries.
Royal Pump Room Museum
First built in 1842, it wasn't unusual for 1500 glasses of water to be served each morning. The museum now tells the fashionable story of Harrogate and the daily spa routine, a place for health and happiness.