UK Travel Guide



Harrogate in Yorkshire

Like the city of Bath in Southwest England, Harrogate in Yorkshire was once an important spa town. Whilst Bath’s spas date back to the Roman times it was only in 1571 that Tewit Well in High Harrogate was discovered to have medicinal properties. In the years thereafter other nearby springs particularly in Low Harrogate were also found to have the same properties and this caused such an influx of visitors that a Pump Room was built in 1842. Then in 1897 the Royal Baths Assembly Rooms were built in Crescent Road and at the same time the Royal Hall was also put up. However the spas popularity waned and had ceased altogether by the time of WWII. Nowadays though Harrogate is a well established center for conferences, exhibitions and tourism.