Harrogate

Properties and events in Harrogate

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A Walk on Valley Drive

Valley Gardens, Valley Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2TA
In person
Pre-booking required

A historical walk along elegant Valley Drive overlooking Harrogate's beautiful Valley Gardens, built in the mid-1890s and home to hotels, boarding houses, apartments and private residences.

All Saints' Church, Spofforth

All Saints' Church, Church Lane, Spofforth, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1AF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Explore this historic Grade II Listed church (11-15C). The clock was installed in 1818, and has a most unusual 20 ft. pendulum.

Bilton's Past

Bilton Community Centre, Tagg House, 48 Bilton Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 3DU
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A presentation and talk on Bilton's past, 1100 years from Jorvik to COVID-19. It is also an opportunity to look at some of the information collected by the Bilton Historical Society on the history of Bilton.

Harlow Tower

Tower House, Nursery Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Climb the 100 steps to the top of Harlow Tower. Look out over Harrogate using a pair of naval binoculars. An added attraction is a Foucault's Pendulum that demonstrates that the is Earth turning.

Heritage Plaques of Harrogate

West Park United Reform Church, West Park, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1BL
In person
Pre-booking required

The Brown Heritage Plaques of Harrogate form a fascinating collection of people and places that have made the celebrated spa town. This is a tour of some selected examples.

How Stean Gorge

How Stean Gorge, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SF
In person
Pre-booking not required

How Stean Gorge is a limestone ravine and natural wonder you can explore not just observe. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest, you can explore the caves and follow the winding paths around the gorge. Orienteering trail & activity pack available

Nidderdale Museum - Free Entry and Extended Opening Hours

King Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Dales; all brought to life through over 30,000 exhibits, 13 exhibition spaces and 15 full size re-creations

Pateley Bridge Playhouse

Church Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5LB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Playhouse open to the public with guided backstage tour.

Ripley Historic Village Walkabout

Village Square, Main Street, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY
In person
Pre-booking required

Ripley is a historic Yorkshire estate village, designed, built and managed for centuries by the Ingilby family. How was it planned and what connection does it have to French villages and the wild boar statue? All will be explained during this walk.

Ripon & District Light Railway

10-11 Canal Side, Dallamires Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1DE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and visit part of Ripon's rich industrial heritage, showing this railway that still exists with some of the machinery used on it. See artifacts, memorabilia, signs, machines, engines etc. in this museum of portable light railways.

Spa Tree Walk

Spa Gardens, 9 Park Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2AX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come along and see and hear about the trees in Spa Gardens and Spa Park.

St James and the Methodist Church, Grewelthorpe, Yorkshire Churches Day

St James and the Methodist Church, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, HG4 3BW
In person
Pre-booking not required

As part of Heritage Open Days we are opening our lovely church on Yorkshire Churches Day, September 14th. Come and explore our history and treasures.

Step back to the year 1840 and the birth of the New Park Community

Harrogate Library & Information Centre, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1EG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come along to Harrogate Library to learn more about the history of New Park and its people from this fascinating exhibition curated by Terry-Mike Williams (manager of the New Park Heritage Centre)

Valley Gardens Guided Walk: Wells, History and Horticulture

Valley Gardens, Valley Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0JH
In person
Pre-booking required

A walk through this Grade II listed park; home to 36 medicinal wells, specialist gardens and magnificent trees, often with fascinating histories. Hosted by Jane Blayney, RHS Qualified and Valley Gardens author.

Walled Garden

Living Potential Walled Garden, Sicklinghall, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 4BN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Living Potential are restoring an 1850s Walled Garden back to its former glory, a garden not open to public for over 175 years. Bring a picnic, hear about the site's chequered history and explore this picturesque part of North Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust: St Andrew's Aldborough

Low Road, Aldborough, Boroughbridge, York, North Yorkshire, YO51 9ER
In person
Pre-booking not required

As part of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Open Day, St Andrew's is opening its doors to visitors. Set in the Roman Forum of Isurium Brigantum, the church has a fascinating history. Let our guides show you around, then enjoy some refreshments.