The best places to visit in Harrogate

Places to eat

Bettys Tea Room

Whether you are looking for a hearty English breakfast, a light bite for lunch or a three-course meal, your day out wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Bettys. They also offer a traditional afternoon tea for those looking for something extra special. A silver cake stand brimming with traditional sandwiches, delicious fancies and fresh scones, amounts to a quintessentially English treat you won’t forget. With a large Café Tea Rooms, a Café Bar, and a private dining area to choose from, Bettys is the perfect venue for a range of occasions.


Lucia Wine Bar & Grill

One of our favourites, Lucia is the perfect setting for stylish drinks and dining. The venue has three floors of beautifully styled interiors and a luxury courtyard. It is open from morning until night, so you can relax with your morning coffee, savour a delicious lunch or dinner and join them us for an evening of cocktails and Champagne in their Vintage Italian Bar..


The Ivy

The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of this vibrant spa town. From modern British cuisine to brasserie-inspired classics and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes, there’s something for everyone to love. Close to the stunning Valley Gardens, Harrogate Theatre and the Victoria Shopping Centre, the restaurant is perfectly placed for pre-show dinner or post-shopping drinks. High ceilings and large windows give a wonderful feeling of space, while the Art-Deco detail, bronzed antiques and burnt orange banquettes bring a sense of informal luxury and vibrant pops of colour.


Leathley Farm Shop & Cafe

Owned by the amazing Blunstone family, this little gem is a great place to call into. Leathley has a lovely friendly atmosphere and the staff are always on hand to make you feel welcome. Hands down the best cooked breakfast in the area. Also be sure to check out the amazing rage of Tizy & Co candles and defusers.

Places to visit


Brimham Rocks

The Wonder of Nidderdale:  Brimham Rocks is an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations, sculpted over centuries by ice, wind and rain. It makes a great day out for families, climbers, walkers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views. The strangely shaped rock formations tower over heather moorland, offering panoramic views across Nidderdale and to the Vale of York.


How Stean Gorge

The Wonder of Nidderdale:  Brimham Rocks is an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations, sculpted over centuries by ice, wind and rain. It makes a great day out for families, climbers, walkers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views. The strangely shaped rock formations tower over heather moorland, offering panoramic views across Nidderdale and to the Vale of York.


Valley Gardens

The Valley Gardens in Harrogate are a popular award-winning family-friendly park located in the heart of the town in North Yorkshire. It has colourful seasonal flower displays, a modern kid’s playground and an Art Deco pavilion.


Mother Shipton’s Cave

Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of the famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the waters which turn objects to stone.

Something for the kids


Lightwater Valley

Who fancies a ride on flying swings? What about meeting modern-day dinosaurs, or simply enjoying a lazy day aboard the Eagle’s Creek Farm tractor? Do the lot and loads more at Lightwater Valley.


Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park offers wonderful family days out across different adventure seasons and is open every school holiday. The adventure seasons are February Fun, The Easter Adventure, The Spring Adventure, The Summer Adventure, The Halloween Adventure, and The Christmas Adventure.



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