Harrogate Directory

Harrogate (or Harrogate Spa) is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. The town is a tourist destination and some of its visitor attractions include its spa waters, RHS Harlow Carr gardens, and Bettys Tea Rooms, that internationally sells Fat Rascals. The town serves as a location from which to explore the nearby Yorkshire Dales national park. Harrogate originated in the 17th century, with High Harrogate and Low Harrogate as two separate settlements. It lies adjacent to Knaresborough, with which it forms a single urban area, and is in the Nidd valley.

The town of Harrogate on its own had a population of 71,594 at the 2001 UK census; the urban area comprising Harrogate and nearby Knaresborough had a population of 85,128, while the figure for the much wider Borough of Harrogate, comprising Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and a large rural area, was 151,339.

The area of harrogate incorporates Oatlands, Bilton, Jennyfields, Duchy, Starbeck, Pannal, Central Harrogate, High Harrogate, Low Harrogate, Harlow Hill, New Park, Wheatlands, Knox and Hornbeam Park .