20-22 July 2020
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The Harrogate Girl's Guide

The Harrogate girl’s top tip to exploring Harrogate when visiting the Home & Gift Fair
Harrogate is alive with quirky shops, cool cafes and beautiful open spaces. Local blogger The Harrogate Girl, who is one of our panellists on Sunday 14th July, shares with us her top places to visit in the town when attending the Home & Gift Fair.


Harrogate - a spa town of the tallest order.
Now home to over 75,000 people, Harrogate town grew in popularity after the sulphur rich spring water was discovered in the 16th Century. The town became known as ‘The English Spa’ and people from far and wide came to take the water; even Royalty would visit. The town centre hasn’t changed much with its glorious Georgian and Victoria architecture still standing proud today. We are also famous for the Stray – it’s the big green grassy thing that surrounds our town. The Stray consists of over 200 acres of common land where residents can breathe in the fresh air and even graze their flock – should they wish!




We’re a bit flower power crazy in Harrogate and district, our roundabouts, gardens and parks are full of them. We even host two Flower Shows (in spring and autumn) at the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show Ground.  If you have time, visit one of our beautiful horticultural venues in Harrogate; the Valley Gardens just 5 minutes from the convention centre where the Home & Gift fair is held or the RHS Garden Harlow Carr complete with plant and gift shop.




Shopping in Harrogate

We have some fantastic independents lining the streets of Harrogate – this is what makes Harrogate a unique place to visit. If it’s shopping you’re after, head down to the Montpellier Quarter where you will find a lovely selection of shops, antiques and galleries. My favourite has to be Ise of Wonder, specialising in rare and local gins it’s such a gorgeous place to brows.



James Street or Beulah Street have an array of little boutiques including Sophie Likes, a gorgeous gift shop which sells unusual and quirky home and gift ware.  If you fancy something a little different pop to Crimple Hall; an antiques hall, garden centre, café and bar located on the outskirts of the town centre… I could while away the hours in this gorgeous place.


Eating out in Harrogate
Harrogate also boasts some amazing restaurants and bars. I love the blind menu experience at Horto, situated in the grounds of Rudding Park. The Head Chef Murray Wilson is a Master Chef Finalist. I was lucky enough to review his dishes which are extraordinary with taste explosions that are out of this world! However, if you’re wanting something a little more informal I’d go for La Feria on Cold Bath Road, an authentic Spanish restaurant with modern flair, plus it’s just a short walk from the Convention Centre. One café is not to be missed when visiting Harrogate and that is Bettys.



Over 100 year’s Bettys Café Tearooms has been serving tea and cake in this town. Freshly made each morning and with views across Montpellier hill it’s the perfect place to grab an early morning breakfast before the fair starts or end with afternoon tea.



If you do decide to go for breakfast, I really recommend their Swiss Breakfast Rösti which will set you up for the entire day!


Stay in Harrogate


If you’re able to stay overnight, then why not spoil yourself by booking in at Hotel Du Vin. It’s right in the centre of town, a beautiful Georgian building with views overlooking Prospect Place and the Stray. The team will certainly look after you.



If you are looking for something a cosier, then the town has an array of Family run B&Bs and Air B&Bs just a stone’s throw from the Convention Centre, including James’ one bed from a reasonable £35 per night.

Follow me on Instagram as I’m sure I’ll be talking about what’s happening at the Home & Gift Fair and Harrogate town itself.
The Harrogate girl’s top tip to exploring Harrogate when visiting the Home & Gift Fair
Harrogate is alive with quirky shops, cool cafes and beautiful open spaces. Local blogger The Harrogate Girl, who is one of our panellists on Sunday 14th July, shares with us her top places to visit in the town when attending the Home & Gift Fair.
Harrogate - a spa town of the tallest order.
Now home to over 75,000 people, Harrogate town grew in popularity after the sulphur rich spring water was discovered in the 16th Century. The town became known as ‘The English Spa’ and people from far and wide came to take the water; even Royalty would visit. The town centre hasn’t changed much with its glorious Georgian and Victoria architecture still standing proud today. We are also famous for the Stray – it’s the big green grassy thing that surrounds our town. The Stray consists of over 200 acres of common land where residents can breathe in the fresh air and even graze their flock – should they wish!


We’re a bit flower power crazy in Harrogate and district, our roundabouts, gardens and parks are full of them. We even host two Flower Shows (in spring and autumn) at the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show Ground.  If you have time, visit one of our beautiful horticultural venues in Harrogate; the Valley Gardens just 5 minutes from the convention centre where the Home & Gift fair is held or the RHS Garden Harlow Carr complete with plant and gift shop.


Shopping in Harrogate
We have some fantastic independents lining the streets of Harrogate – this is what makes Harrogate a unique place to visit. If it’s shopping you’re after, head down to the Montpellier Quarter where you will find a lovely selection of shops, antiques and galleries. My favourite has to be Ise of Wonder, specialising in rare and local gins it’s such a gorgeous place to brows.

James Street or Beulah Street have an array of little boutiques including Sophie Likes, a gorgeous gift shop which sells unusual and quirky home and gift ware.  If you fancy something a little different pop to Crimple Hall; an antiques hall, garden centre, café and bar located on the outskirts of the town centre… I could while away the hours in this gorgeous place.


Eating out in Harrogate
Harrogate also boasts some amazing restaurants and bars. I love the blind menu experience at Horto, situated in the grounds of Rudding Park. The Head Chef Murray Wilson is a Master Chef Finalist. I was lucky enough to review his dishes which are extraordinary with taste explosions that are out of this world! However, if you’re wanting something a little more informal I’d go for La Feria on Cold Bath Road, an authentic Spanish restaurant with modern flair, plus it’s just a short walk from the Convention Centre. One café is not to be missed when visiting Harrogate and that is Bettys.

Over 100 year’s Bettys Café Tearooms has been serving tea and cake in this town. Freshly made each morning and with views across Montpellier hill it’s the perfect place to grab an early morning breakfast before the fair starts or end with afternoon tea.

If you do decide to go for breakfast, I really recommend their Swiss Breakfast Rösti which will set you up for the entire day!


Stay in Harrogate


If you’re able to stay overnight, then why not spoil yourself by booking in at Hotel Du Vin. It’s right in the centre of town, a beautiful Georgian building with views overlooking Prospect Place and the Stray. The team will certainly look after you.

If you are looking for something a cosier, then the town has an array of Family run B&Bs and Air B&Bs just a stone’s throw from the Convention Centre, including James’ one bed from a reasonable £35 per night.

Follow me on Instagram as I’m sure I’ll be talking about what’s happening at the Home & Gift Fair and Harrogate town itself.

 
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