Harrogate, Yorkshire Spa town

A spa town with dignified Victorian architecture, thousands of flower beds, and well planned open spaces. Known for its shops and also Betty's Tea Rooms

harrogate park spa bettys tea rooms

The Pump Room and Spa (below) are no longer used by the health conscious crowds, but the Victorian buildings still remain

pump room  

Around Harrogate are small market towns and glorious dales scenery

market in  Knarsborough

One of the gems in the crown of our National Trust is Fountains Abbey and the gardens of Studley Royal, originally conceived by William Aislabie, the disgraced Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1720 after the South Sea Bubble, for which he had some responsibility, burst

Fountains Abbey National trust

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