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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.

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15th May

The 30th Anniversary of 'Southside' played in its entirety plus the greatest hits!

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Home & Gift 2021

18th - 21st July

The industry’s favourite show just got better!

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Michael Bolton 2021

25th September

Here's a rare chance to see the multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, right here on stage in Harrogate!

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Jon Richardson : The Knitwit

30th September

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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Katherine Ryan - Missus

14th October

The new show, Missus, discusses how, having previously denounced partnership, the comedian has since married her first love… accidentally.

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​Bespoked - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

15th - 17th October

​Bespoked - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show - A Celebration of Handmade Bicycles & Those Who Make Them

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Thought Bubble Comic Con 2021

13th - 14th 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 2021

18th - 21st 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 2021

25th - 28th November

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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Grayson Perry: A Show for Normal People

27th November

Let Grayson take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening in which this kind of existentialism descends from worthiness to silliness.

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