• Handpicked Harrogate

Looking for something to do in Harrogate?

Here's your TripAdvisor top ten things to do:

1 Nidderdale Llamas

A unique interactive fun activity, based on a family working farm in Nidderdale. Offering Llama Trekking & Llama/alpaca experiences in beautiful countryside. Fantastic fun with amazing friendly animals, a range of options to choose from all including close contact with llamas, alpacas and some other animals.

2 Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens is a beautiful Park in Low Harrogate, perfect for a relaxed stroll or for a family day out. It is an English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden covering 17 acres of formal gardens, leisure activities and woodland. Historical buildings and the semi-covered Colonades sit nestled amongst a wide variety of shrub, flower and herbaceous beds. The adventure play area is immensely popular especially during the summer season when the paddling pool is a refreshing way to cool down. There are a wide range of sporting activities to try during your visit including; tennis, crazy golf, table tennis, disc golf, pitch and putt as well as a skatepark. For music lovers, band concerts take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.

3. Brimham Rocks

An amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations: a great day out for families, climbers and those who love the outdoors.

4. RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr is one of four public gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. It is located on the western edge of Harrogate in the English county of North Yorkshire.

5. Spirit of Harrogate Ltd

Sit back, cocktail in hand, whilst we take you through the fascinating history of gin, right back through the original styles of gin, the misery of the London gin craze through to how gin has developed today. Our mixologists will then demonstrate how to make our signature serves and you will even get to have a go at making some of these yourself! Includes five cocktails and canapes.

6. Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle is a Grade I listed 14th-century country house in Ripley, North Yorkshire, England, some 5 km north of Harrogate. The house is built of coursed squared gritstone and ashlar with grey slate and stone slate roofs.

7. River Nidd Waterside Walk

Explore this beautiful river gorge on this waterside walk in Knaresborough. This circular walk takes you through the wooded gorge before crossing the Nidd Viaduct and returning to Knaresborough through the countryside around Old Bilton.

8. Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument which is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and maintained by Harrogate Borough Council. The grounds surrounding Knaresborough Castle are opened as a public park and provide a haven in the centre of the town. The Castle is located on top of a high cliff and has dramatic views across to the viaduct and of the River Nidd. The grassed areas are enhanced with mature trees and colourful flowerbeds.

9. Ripon Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Wilfrid, commonly known as Ripon Cathedral, is a cathedral in the North Yorkshire city of Ripon.

10. The Champagne Concept

At The Champagne Concept we offer tasting experiences all day everyday, Our tastings are informal, we take you through a selection of Champagnes at your desired pace, there is no need to book, we always have Champagne open! Our team of Fizz Sommeliers love to share interesting facts about Champagne, feel free to come and quiz us! Find out whether you are a “Blanc de Blancs” or “Blanc de Noirs” fan, perhaps a Rose is your preference, maybe oak aged is your thing or a super dry Champagne. Find the ideal Fizz for you and learn about the fascinating world of Champagne - how it is made, the history of Champagne and what makes it such a seductive tipple! We have carefully created a range of different tasting experiences to showcase the variety of Champagne. Our tastings are designed so you can try a wide range of flavours and find your preferences, they are also a great way to try some rare and special Champagnes as a real treat! Alternatively, you can choose to taste “a la carte”. Create your own tasting from our list of Champagnes for a totally unique experience. Our expert team will introduce each Champagne and answer any fizz related questions. We have carefully sourced over 50 Champagnes direct from the region creating a range of Fizz like no other! We work with boutique producers to bring you a real variety of Champagnes and some really rare and unique bottles. All of our Champagnes are available to purchase to take home or we can arrange to have your Champagne delivered anywhere in the UK.