Inspiration Wednesday – Harrogate

Our #InspirationWednesday this week is Harrogate – the winner of our Happy at Home Index three years in a row! So what makes this spa town so loveable?


Sat within the East Ridings of Yorkshire, Harrogate became renowned for its spa waters during the Georgian Era, when people began to visit, in the hope that they would be cured of illnesses. The town has now built attractions around the growth in tourism to make it a vibrant and relaxed place to visit.


Harrogate is a lovely example of what charms Yorkshire has to offer. With beautiful manor houses within easy reach and a classified Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there’s plenty of things to fill your weekend with. And within the town centre there are markets, shopping, art, culture to explore.


Living in Harrogate would never get boring, with many festivals and events going on in the town and its surrounding areas throughout the year. And with a reputable selection of schools, including Harrogate Grammar, and close proximity to big cities, such as York and Leeds, for work, this is a great location from which to build strong family roots.

5 facts about Harrogate

  • Tearoom ‘Bettys’ has been around since 1919 and has a fantastic reputation all around the country for its Afternoon Tea.
  • If you are a flower fan, head to the Harrogate Flower Show which takes place annually.
  • There are only seven Turkish Baths remaining which date back to the 19th Century and the one in Harrogate is the only one in full working order.
  • Visit Brimham Rocks for some pretty interesting rock formations and incredible views. The rocks have names too, such as ‘dancing bear’ and ‘the gorilla’ – just to make it more fun!
  • Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) is from Harrogate!

  • Harrogate property

    Our first property is this great two bedroom flat. There is a lovely lounge with a high-ceiling and wide window. With two large bedrooms and a modern fitted kitchen, this is a great buy and would make a snug and smart home.




    This four floor, four bedroom town house is stunning. Well-presented throughout and in a fantastic location for local schools, this is the perfect property to make a family home. The open-plan design and high ceilings make it feel light, bright and uncluttered.




    This spectacular six bedroom property is a new home. Check out the floorplan to see its intended layout and the lucky buyer can look forward to being the first resident ever – how’s that for ‘as good as new’!



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