Harrogate’s elegance and style draws from its 18th century history, when it became the spa town of choice for its wealthy visitors.
Harrogate is a beautiful spa town in North Yorkshire. The town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters, RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, the Great Yorkshire Show and its conference facilities. The town has a population of over 70,000.
The town covers the following wards:
- North: Saltergate, Killinghall, New Park, Bilton and Woodfield
- South: Granby, Starbeck, Hookstone, Stray, Rossett, Pannal, Beckwithshaw
Harrogate is a very safe place to live, with crime down significantly over the past 12 months.
It has left a legacy of extravagant hotels, green open spaces and beautiful parks and gardens, including Valley Gardens and Royal Horticultural Society’s Harlow Carr.
Harrogate has a range of retailers premises from main street retailers to independent stores. Harrogate Town also features various designers outlets and numerous luxury jewellery shops.
Easily accessible by train, the compact nature of Harrogate makes it a great town for those leaving the car behind.
Featuring some of the world’s most inspirational artists, musicians, performers and writers, it also hosts several arts festivals, including the famous crime-writing festival.
Harrogate has excellent crime figures and is policed by a local team of hard working officers including, Response Officers, Safer Neighbourhood PCs and PCSOs, Special Constables, Volunteers and other specialist resources.