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The Surrounding Area

The Surrounding Area

Explore stunning Yorkshire countryside, world heritage sites and neighbouring cathedral cities Ripon and York.

Whilst Harrogate is a great town in which to stay, if you venture a little further afield you can explore stunning Yorkshire countryside, world heritage sites and neighbouring historic city of York.

Within a very short drive are Ripley Castle, historic Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal and picturesque town of Knaresborough set on the banks of the River Nidd. Head in to the Yorkshire Dales and you have the bustling town of Pateley Bridge and Cathedral City of Ripon, together with the market town of Masham – home to both Theakstons and Black Sheep Brewery.

Harrogate Convention Centre is within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park with its bleak moorland and rugged coastline. Both the Dales and Moors are ideal for walking, cycling or just a scenic drive.

For more on what to see and do during your visit go to the Welcome to Yorkshire and Visit Harrogate websites or drop in to the Tourist Information Centre on Crescent Road.

Bringing you the very best… What's on

Home & Gift Buyers' Festival

17th - 20th July

The industry’s favourite show just got better!

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Harrogate Fashion Week (Summer)

31st Jul-1st Aug

Harrogate Fashion Week is making a welcome return to the beautiful spa town.

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International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

8th - 22nd August

The festival returns to Harrogate bringing with it all the colour, humour and spectacle of Britain’s greatest comedy opera writers.

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Green Party Autumn Conference

30th Sep-2nd Oct

The Green Party has big, bold ideas to create a confident and caring Britain that all can be proud of.

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Fi Glover and Jane Garvey - Did I Say That Out Loud?

14th October

Award-winning broadcasters Fi Glover and Jane Garvey celebrate the paperback version of their bestselling book as part of Harrogate Comedy Festival

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Jon Richardson : The Knitwit 2022

21st October

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs?

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Howard Jones Acoustic Trio with Nick Beggs & Robin Boult

28th October

A fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits, and a rare opportunity to hear first-hand about the inspiration behind Howard's beloved material.

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The Great White Food Festival

28th - 30th October

Three days of delicious street food, drinks, artisan markets, live music, masterclasses and cooking experiences with Marco Pierre White and friends.

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Squeeze - Food for Thought

2nd November

​British music legends Squeeze is doing their first major UK tour in over three years, joined by original ‘people’s poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke.

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Thought Bubble Comic Con 2022

12th - 13th November

​The biggest and best comic art convention in the UK returns to Harrogate this autumn bringing a host of famous artists from around the world.​

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​The Knitting & Stitching Show

17th - 20th November

​The Knitting & Stitching Show is the definitive event for anyone with a love of textile-based craft.

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Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

1st - 4th December

Christmas is a time for celebration and what better way to start the festive season than with a trip to the Harrogate Country Living Christmas Fair.

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The Bootleg Beatles 2022

8th December

The world’s premier Beatle band returns to take you on a whistle-stop journey through the Swinging Sixties.

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