Harrogate Hotels

Those looking to spend some time in North Yorkshire have a great wealth of historic and natural attractions to choose from. Most notably, there is the City of York with its incredible history and culture, and the Yorkshire Dales with its stunning rural beauty and charming market towns. There is a North Yorkshire town which is well placed for all the sights and activities in the area and with an historic beauty and charm to call its own. That town is Harrogate and it has been attracting a certain discerning clientele for over three centuries. Harrogate hotels are very much a part of the history of the town and of its contemporary appeal for visitors to North Yorkshire.

In 16th century Yorkshire, a natural spring, rich in sulphur and iron was discovered near two small hamlets. These grew to become one of the most famous spa towns in Europe, attracting nobility from far and wide to take the spa waters. Facilities created to cater for these illustrious visitors included some incredible Harrogate hotels, dripping with elegance and opulence. These hotels stand today as a testament to the importance of the town's golden age and as premier accommodation for anyone who appreciates such rare grandeur and luxury in modern times.

Certainly a wonderful environment in which to enjoy a short break in a convenient North Yorkshire location the town benefits further from excellent transport connections. Leeds Bradford international Airport is just 10 miles away and the town is accessed via the major A1 road to points north and south and the M61 which connects the town to the City of Leeds. Regular and efficient public transport options link the town with Leeds in particular, bringing all the sights and attractions of the city within easy reach of guests within Harrogate hotels.

Those opting to stay in the town have plenty of leisure opportunities to occupy their time. Shopping is a particular pastime of note with some excellent boutiques among a wide range of retail outlets. Enjoy some tea within the world famous Betty's Tearoom, which is located within the Montpellier Quarter, an area which hosts many of the bars, restaurants and nightlife options of the town. There is a park too, encompassing some 200 acres and protected since the 18th century as public commons and those who want to enjoy some of the spa indulgences which have made the town so famous can do so within the Turkish Spa on Parliament Street.

Harrogate hotels will have all the visitor information and services required to make the most of the local activities and attractions in the town but they serve a further function and one which has come to define the town as an international centre for hosting business meetings, exhibitions and conferences. The town meets all the right criteria for corporate events, from the convenient location with excellent transport links to the well established hospitality within a great many grand and luxurious hotels. There can be few places better to host a meeting than in such stunning and well equipped surrounds.

Some hotels are associated directly with large conference facilities while others will have in-house event spaces formed from grand ballrooms and exclusive suites. Any size or style of meeting is possible, from small boardrooms booked at short notice to full day conferences with all audiovisual technology and catering support. Corporate guests with their own business to attend to will have access to computers and sometimes fully equipped business centres. Rooms and suites will be equipped too, with features such as dual line telephones and work desks with high speed internet connections. In Harrogate hotels business and leisure are taken very seriously indeed.