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Neighbourhood Guide: Harrogate

Harrogate, also known as the “English Spa” is home to the natural minerals, which have been the reason for visitors for centuries. Nowadays, Harrogate is full of beautiful historic buildings filled with art galleries, tea rooms and surrounded by pretty parks. We look into the cafes and restaurants within the streets of Harrogate to give you the best guide for the upcoming Harrogate Home and Gift Festival in July. We also look into other things you can do if you are staying longer on your visit to the area.


With over 300 different cakes, chocolates and breads and 50 different types of tea and coffee, Betty’s really is the best place for your morning cuppa before heading to the International Centre.

Farm Bistro

Andrew, the owner and creator of ‘Farm’ grew up on a working farm through until his twenties and wanted to carry on his childhood in Harrogate. His passion for growing and harvesting food, from seasonal vegetables to tender cuts of beef shines through in the finished plate. Vanora, his wife, bakes the most popular bread on the high street, normally sold out by lunchtime, her famous sourdough loaves. Make sure you try their orange wine, strong and fruity it’s a real indulgence for the tastebuds!

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

The gardeners at Harlow Carr work hard throughout the year, and their rewards can be seen on your visit to Harrogate in July. See the wonderful colours of daffodils, heather, forget-me-nots near the entrance and see it sweep down into the other gardens, including the beautiful scented garden.

Mama Doreen’s

Voted number one in Trip Advisor’s bakeries in Harrogate, it is the best place to buy wonderful cupcakes. Their boozy cupcakes are a true indulgence, including their takes on Pina Colada, Cosmopolitan and Irish Cream, all containing a beautiful balance of alcohol. Mama Doreen’s also specialise in gluten and dairy free cupcakes, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you fancy taking a longer break from the show, then why not treat yourself to afternoon tea. The wonderful banquet on offer includes the all important cucumber sandwiches and of course plenty of cupcakes which makes this bakery very special!

Turkish Baths

For even more indulgence, take time and enjoy the Turkish baths. The tour of the steam rooms starts off warm and gets hotter and hotter, to give you the full detox effect. Take your time in each room until you are comfortable, then move to the hotter room, and take a closer look at the beautiful tiled arches which decorate the whole of the inside of the building. If you are feeling brave enough why not finish your tour with a plunge into the ice bath!

We are very excited about showing at Harrogate Home and Gift which takes place on the 17th-20th July. Come and find us G60 in the Design Point Debut Hall in the International Centre.

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Written by Eleanor for Lorna Syson’s Our World.

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