Harrogate Tourism

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Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens. Nearby is the Yorkshire Dales national park and the Nidderdale AONB. Harrogate grew out of two smaller settlements, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, in the 17th century. Since 2013, polls have consistently voted the town as "the happiest place to live" in Britain. Harrogate spa water contains iron, sulphur and common salt. The town became known as 'The English Spa' in the Georgian era, after its waters were discovered in the 16th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries its 'chalybeate' waters (containing iron) were a popular health treatment, and the influx of wealthy but sickly visitors contributed significantly to the wealth of the town. Harrogate railway station and Harrogate bus station in the town centre provide transport connections. Leeds Bradford International Airport is 10 miles (16 km) south-west of Harrogate. The main roads through the town are the A61, connecting Harrogate to Leeds and Ripon, and the A59, connecting the town to York and Skipton. Harrogate is also connected to Wetherby and the A1, by the A661. The town of Harrogate 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 town motto is Arx celebris fontibus, which means "a citadel famous for its springs."

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This warm abode of Harrogate is a delightful place to visit in United Kingdom. After your splendid visit to Harrogate, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Manchester. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Manchester for its bountiful attractions like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village on your trip to Harrogate. A vacation to Harrogate can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Harrogate*

  • Pollution Statistics in Harrogate

    Know the pollution level of Harrogate before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60.71 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.14 (Low)
  • Harrogate: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Harrogate for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Harrogate.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.02 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.98 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.2 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.75 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.71 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.76 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.45 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.4 (Moderate)
  • Living in Harrogate - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Harrogate is 157.35 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 59.45 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.92 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 44.6 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.45 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.71 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.85 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.44 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.79 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Harrogate

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Harrogate

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.82 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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