Things To Do in Harrogate

Harrogate has been voted the “happiest place to live in Britain” and it’s no surprise why – we’re all lovely Yorkshire folk here! If you’re visiting Harrogate for the first time, here are our top recommended shops, attractions and things to do.


Famous for its independent boutiques and antiques, the Harrogate town centre has a lot to offer the discerning shopper.

Harrogate has always attracted the discerning shopper and this is never truer than at present. Take a little time to find something unique and perfect. Take pleasure in browsing independent shops whose collections have been curated to provide something a little bit different.

Several of the main shopping streets radiate from the town’s open floral space around them and provide a thriving home to numerous boutiques, jewellers, booksellers, shoe shops, bakeries, chocolatiers and a department store – all whilst overlooking the 200 acre Stray.

Eating Out

If you’re staying at our Harrogate Caravan Park site then why not make the most of where you are and hop across the road to Fodder, our fabulous Yorkshire farm shop and café. Here you can savour some of the finest local produce and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea. If you’re looking for evening restaurants, there are many highly recommended options to choose from. Including the wonderful Sukothai for delicious Thai cuisine. There’s also Nando’s, Prezzo and Pizza Express right in the heart of the town centre for those looking for a familiar name. We have over 200 restaurants in Harrogate so there’s plenty to tickle your tastebuds!

Places To Visit

For those visiting Harrogate and looking to do a spot of sightseeing, why not head to the Valley Gardens or RHS Harlow Carr for an indulgent scenic view of some beautiful landscaped gardens.

The Turkish Baths is a famous Harrogate attraction, where visitors can relax with a sublime pampering treatment or step into the heated chambers or plunge pool for a unique experience.

As a famous spa town, the Royal Pump Room Museum has a lot of history inside, where you can find out about the strongest sulphur in Europe as well as the archaic spa treatments that were on offer back in the day!

Take a stroll out of Harrogate and visit the magical Mother Shipton’s Cave in Knaresborough. This is the oldest entrance charging tourist attraction which opened in 1630. It attracts many visitors from far and wide still to this day.

There’s plenty of things to do in Harrogate, and with Harrogate Caravan Park the perfect base what better way to explore the local area at your leisure.


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