In the Georgian era, Harrogate became known as 'The English Spa' due to a discovery made in the town's water. Its spa-like properties were a popular health treatment, thus resulting in the arrival of affluent visitors who although in poor health, contributed significantly to the wealth of the town. With polls voting Harrogate as the happiest place to live in Britain since 2013, here are some other great reasons to visit the home of the Northern Homebuilding and Renovating Show.
The Harrogate Theatre
Formerly know as The Grand Opera house, The Harrogate Theatre was originally built in 1900 and is delightfully intimate with the capacity to seat only 500. If a rousing performance is right up your street, the theatre offers an all-year-round show programme of diverse acts.
The Spirit Of Harrogate Experience
Do we have any gin lovers in the house? A history lesson combined with a night on the tiles, The Spirit of Harrogate Experience takes you on a tasting journey from the original gin styles of the 18th century to the Fever Tree combo we know and love today - and everything else in between!
Harrogate Convention Centre
From the Northern Antiques Fair to an evening with Jools Holland, the Harrogate Convention Centre has been hosting entertainment and corporate events for nearly 200 years. If you're planning to embark on some home improvements next year, why not pop in and see Doorsan at the Northern Homebuilding and Renovating Show. With over 240 exhibitors and a wealth of information directly available from the industry experts, you're bound to leave the centre fully equipped and ready to take on your project.
Betty's Tea Rooms
For after show refreshments don't leave Harrogate without paying a visit to the famous Bettys Café Tea Rooms. At nearly 100 years old, Betty's are still setting the bar high for deliciously baked treats, legendary afternoon tea and a warm Yorkshire welcome. For your FREE tickets (worth £36) to attend the Northern Homebuilding and Renovating Show simply click here. The Doorsan team absolutely look forward to seeing you in Harrogate soon.
Written and published by Hannah King