New Homes in Harrogate
Make the Move
Harrogate is a popular North Yorkshire spa town, often voted the ‘happiest place to live’ in the UK. With a population in excess of 75,000, new homes in Harrogate are part of a lively and friendly community, with plenty to see and do in the local area.
The town has good transport links by road and rail. Harrogate train station is on the Harrogate Line running between York and Leeds, while road access is provided by the A61. The A1(M) is a short drive east of the town.
A journey from Harrogate to York takes 40 minutes via the A59 or 40 minutes by train, while Leeds is 35 minutes away by car or 40 minutes by train. A car journey takes an hour and 15 minutes to Sheffield or on hour and 30 minutes to Manchester.
London is a three hour and 45 minute drive away or three hours and 20 minutes by train, with a change at Leeds. For international travel, Leeds Bradford International Airport is 25 minutes away by car.
Places of interest
Harrogate and the surrounding areas are home to a number of historic attractions including Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Knaresborough Castle, Skipton Castle, Bolton Castle and Spofforth Castle. 700 year old Ripley Castle has guided tours and extensive gardens for visitors to enjoy throughout the year.
There are plenty of outdoor attractions to explore in the local area including the popular RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Newby Hall and Gardens and Stockeld Park. Valley Gardens in the town itself has a sun pavilion, children’s play areas and cafe, all close to The Pinewoods woodland. Brimham Rocks, Almscliffe Crag, Crimple Valley Viaduct, Nidderdale AONB and the Yorkshire Dales National Park are popular with walkers.
Harrogate Theatre provides a range of performing arts and evening entertainment, while Harrogate International Festivals include a number of annual events such as the History Festival, Harrogate Music Festival and the Children’s Festival. Harrogate International Centre hosts a range of exhibitions throughout the year, and is home to the Royal Hall theatre space.
Museums in or near the town include The Royal Pump Room Museum, Mercer Art Gallery, Ripon Prison and Police Museum, and Nidderdale Museum.
For sports fans, the town is home to Harrogate Town FC who play at Wetherby Road, Harrogate Railway Athletic FC who play at Station View and Harrogate RUFC based at Rudding Lane.
Harrogate is home to a number of outstanding schools including Harrogate Grammar School, St Aidan’s Church of England High School, St John Fisher Catholic High School, Rossett School and Oatlands Community Infant School. Independent schools include Harrogate Ladies’ College and Brackenfield School, while Harrogate College provides further education.