Harrogate has been crowned as the happiest town to live in Britain several times.
The survey conducted by Rightmove, the property company, based their findings on how proud the people of Harrogate are about the town where they live, as well as being happy with the location’s upkeep, a feeling of being safe in the area, along with living costs and a sense of community.
Choose to rent a caravan in Harrogate and you too can become one of the happiest people in Britain!
The elegant spa town of Harrogate was once the favoured destination of European high society. Those wealthy visitors of yesteryear have left a legacy of elegant architecture, extravagant hotels, green open spaces and beautiful parks. The waters can still be enjoyed at the luxurious Turkish baths.
The Montpellier Quarter
Wander through the charming Montpellier Quarter for smaller independent shops, galleries, bars and cafes. Find leading designer brands and high street shops, with over 100 restaurants on the tree-lined avenues, and don’t forget afternoon tea at one of the many lovely tea rooms, including the world famous Bettys, famed for serving cream scones and Fat Rascal cakes.
With a theatre, a wonderfully restored Edwardian concert hall, several art galleries, the Royal Pump Room Museum and the International Festivals programme there is something in Harrogate to keep the whole family busy.
Walk in the footsteps of Agatha Christie who created a mystery herself when she disappeared from her Surrey home in 1926, and was found to be staying in a Harrogate hotel after sparking a nationwide search for her.
Enjoy the Gardens
With nearly 40 parks and gardens in the area, whether you are looking for simply a day out in beautiful surroundings or a horticultural haven, there is an abundance of choice in Harrogate.
Harrogate’s Valley Gardens and Pinewoods comprise an English Grade II listed garden, 17 acres of park, woodland and floral displays. These elegant gardens were created by 19th century spa visitors. Nowadays you can enjoy streamside and woodland walks, a boating pond, an adventure playground, a variety of outdoor games and a small café.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr with 58 acres is the Royal Horticultural Society’s most northerly garden. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through 200 years of gardening history, right up to the modern day. Take inspiration for your own garden design, pick up some tips and entertain the little ones in the woodland adventure playground.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
The rich landscape around Harrogate in “God’s own country” offers a variety of countryside, from rolling hills and meandering rivers, to grouse moors and underground caves. You can explore this area of natural beauty on foot, by bike, horse or boat, thanks to a network of footpaths, waterways, trains and bridle-paths. For the more adventurous, try your hand at rock-climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, caving or even go-karting. For the less adventurous sports, there are several excellent golf courses in the area, why not try a few?
Rent a caravan in Harrogate and you will always find something to do and look out for, in this amazing town and the surrounding West Yorkshire countryside.