Things to do around Harrogate

Stop for an ice cream at the Magnesia Well Café before heading up to the beautiful Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens, once an ancient Royal hunting ground, now 58 acres of glorious woodland and spring flowering bulbs to meander through.

A must-see in the region is the charming, stylish Montpellier Quarter, a favourite for wandering through and watching the world go by. With around 50 exclusive shops, health & beauty salons, quaint pavement cafes, bars and award-winning restaurants, the breath-taking surroundings, old-fashioned lamp posts and cobbled streets take the traveller back to a gentler time.

Your visit to the region wouldn't be complete without a drop-in at Hales Bar, the oldest gas-lit bar in Harrogate where the welcome is warm, the pints cold and the musicians make magic.


There are many beauty spots, tourist attractions, restaurants, cafes, great high street shopping and other things to see and do in Harrogate. Here we have put together some information on Harrogate and other useful links.



Ideally placed to visit York, Ripon, Thirsk & Wetherby racecourses (transportation can be arranged with prior notice)

York Racecourse

Ripon Racecourse

Thirsk Racecourse

Wetherby Racecourse


Stately House & Castles

Harewood House

Newby Hall

Allerton Castle

Ripley Castle

Knaresborough Castle


Places of Interest

Mother Shiptons Cave

The Forbidden Corner

Lightwater Valley

Nidderdale Museum


Special Occasions

We can cater for special occasions, whether you wish for a special gift, flowers, champagne or cards to be placed in the room or to purchase a pamper weekends, Scotia House can make your stay memorable. We will assist where possible to cater for that special occassion.  Please feel free to discuss your requirments.


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