The Devonshire Arms Cottages

The Devonshire Arms Cottages

Sitting pretty on the Bolton Abbey Estate, these private stone-built cottages are certainly worth the 30-minute drive from town. Each one feels like a home away from home ‒ if you have your own outdoor hot tub, that is…

devonshirearmscottages.co.uk
Van Zeller

Van Zeller

Tucked away down a quaint street in Montpellier, this intimate restaurant embodies fine dining without the fuss. Chef and proprietor Tom van Zeller (born and bred in Harrogate) and co-owner David Moore (previously of two-Michelin-starred Pied à Terre) create innovative menus bursting with locally-sourced produce ‒ ranging from Nidderdale hogget to Yorkshire rhubarb.

vanzellerrestaurants.co.uk
Turkish Baths and Health Spa

Turkish Baths and Health Spa

You couldn’t possibly visit a spa town and not book into a spa ‒ especially one as sensational as this. The Turkish interiors (which date back to the 19th century) are truly breath-taking: arabesque painted ceilings, towering tiled arches and multi-coloured glazed brickwork. So, whether you opt for a facial or a full body massage, there’s no better place to kick back and relax.

turkishbathsharrogate.co.uk
RHS Garden Harlow Carr

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Boasting lush woodland, wild flower meadows and a too-cute-for-words hedgehog-friendly garden, this 68-acre sanctuary will also play host to its first Flower Show this June. Watch out, Chelsea.

rhs.org.uk
Bettys Café Tea Rooms

Bettys Café Tea Rooms

This isn’t just a café, it’s an institution. Bettys (no apostrophe) was opened in 1919 by Frederick Belmont, a young baker and confectioner from the Swiss Alps. Quality local ingredients ensure this popular tea room stays true to its Yorkshire roots while the Swiss influence comes through in the attention to detail: think delicate finger sandwiches and mouth-watering miniature cakes.

bettys.co.uk
The Fat Badger

The Fat Badger

This buzzy little Victorian-style pub ‒ housed within the historic White Hart Hotel in the Montpellier quarter ‒ is the perfect place for a pit stop. Sink into one of the slouchy leather Chesterfield sofas, and sample the Yorkshire-brewed draught beers, a tipple from the extensive wine list or a chic cocktail ‒ the exclusive Earl of Russia gets our vote.

thefatbadgerharrogate.com
Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle

You could easily spend a day exploring this 14th-century, Grade I listed castle, with its magnificent lakes, walled gardens and deer park. But be sure to catch the guided tour: as the castle has been home to the Ingilby family for 26 generations, it’s filled with historical nuggets ‒ like how ‘Trooper Jane’ Ingilby once kept Oliver Cromwell at gunpoint in the Library. Blimey.

ripleycastle.co.uk

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