What About a Harrogate Stag Weekend?
A quaint spa town surrounded by history, Harrogate is a stunning destination sitting in the Yorkshire countryside above Leeds.
It gets visitors from afar every year, so it must be doing something right. It is a small town with everything accessible by foot, filled with shops, bars and restaurants for a chill time. Yep, Harrogate isn’t the best place for a wild night out but for some of you out there who like a relaxing time with a bit of peace and quiet, the town is exactly what you’re after! If you love your tea, then you’d feel right at home in Harrogate since the company responsible for the creation of Yorkshire Tea was based here, and still is. Harrogate is a perfect town choice for a stag who wants to celebrate in a bit more style and class while avoiding the hustle and bustle of a larger party scene.
Nightlife - Harrogate Stag Do
There are many cool pubs and bars in Harrogate both charming and traditional with some quirky and modern. A lot of the bars are found housed in some of Harrogate’s many fascinating old builds like old pump houses or clock towers which give them quirky and totally individual characters, the finest example being the local Wetherspoons’ Winter Gardens. Harrogate is a fast-growing town meaning a new bar opens every month on average, creating endless choice for your stag Do! Since Harrogate is a fairly small town, it is very easy to go from pub to pub so if you’ve got a pub crawl on your mind, then Harrogate is an ideal place to do it.
Travelling to Harrogate
Harrogate is best reached from both Leeds and York since they offer good train links. Visiting using a car can be good but due to its rural location in the north of England it can be a tiresome, long drive depending on where you live. Harrogate is small enough to navigate on foot and getting around is hassle free. In a town like Harrogate, walking around and taking in all the beautiful sights is a big part of the experience and makes it the best form of travel within the town. Leeds-Bradford international airport is the nearest of its kind for miles so if you fancy flying, that’s where you’d want to be headed.
If you want to head out and explore the stunning Yorkshire countryside surrounding Harrogate, then a car would be the most suitable. Buses to Leeds are conveniently every 15 minutes or so, if you wanted to visit Harrogate’s big neighbour.
Harrogate has been voted three times in a row as happiest place to live in the UK. It has also been considered that it is one of the most romantic places beating Rome and Paris in some cases. You would need a car or taxi to access the countryside outside of the town to get to places like Ripley Castle and Gardens but it’s so worth it for the rewards are great. The majority of the festivals are held in the late summer which makes the town feel a lot livelier and it can get very busy.
There are dozens of beautiful sights to see in Harrogate and the architecture is admirable. The hotels are mostly in a central location and provide a top-notch service quality. The restaurants are many and very classy, each with their own unique menu and style of décor. Bettys Tea Room, a famous chain of very high-end cafes started in Harrogate and are still there today offering you a perfect chance to dine in style. They offer the most amazing Afternoon tea to die for!