As one of the most elegant towns in North Yorkshire, those looking for new homes in Harrogate will discover a great number of attractions, family activities and historic places of interest to visit. And with good transport links, several charming market towns and its reputation for fantastic dining options, Harrogate is an ideally situated town that you’ll want to call home.
A historic spa resort that’s popular with visitors and residents all year round. Less than 30 minutes’ drive to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. And a destination for those who want a great amount of choice for a little retail therapy. With these elements and more, it’s easy to see why Harrogate is a highly sought after location. Families will be able to enjoy a day out with a difference at Ripley Castle, with a great amount of history to explore and Log Heights ropes course to experience. Numerous museums and galleries mean you can gain a greater insight into the heritage and culture of Harrogate. If shopping is your idea of relaxation, many well-known high street brands and independently run shops can be found throughout the town. And for dining out, you’ll never be short of somewhere to eat and drink, thanks to the many smart tearooms, pavement cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes.
Within easy reach of the area’s main ‘A’ roads, and fast access to the A1(M), houses for sale in Harrogate are well placed for getting around and out of the area. Simple links from Harrogate will get you to Leeds in approximately 40 minutes, Darlington in around 1 hour and Halifax in just under 1 hour 30 minutes. For those who need to reach areas further afield, the A1(M) will take you south all the way to London, and all the way to Edinburgh in the north (becoming the A1 near to Newcastle-upon-Tyne).
Rail travel from Harrogate is simple, thanks to reliable and direct services to major towns and cities including Leeds and York in approximately 40 minutes. There are also regular trains to London Kings Cross, a journey which will take around 3 hours.
Harrogate’s extensive bus network makes getting around the local area easy, especially if you want to hop on and off to explore the area. Regular services run from the town during the daytime, with a good level of service in the evenings and during weekends. For air travel, Leeds Bradford International Airport is approximately 12 miles’ drive from Harrogate, where you can fly direct to a number of European destinations.