What does "Harrogate Lifestyle" mean to us?
Posted on 3rd March 2020
Hello again! Welcome to the second issue of our brand new Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments Blog! #HarrogateLifestyleBlog
Live like a local in your own home from home to enjoy the "Harrogate Lifestyle!"
Harrogate may not be a big city like the nearby cities of York, Leeds or Ripon. But it is an architecturally beautiful large town, with lovely surrounding villages, market towns and breathtaking countryside nearby that you can visit easily from Harrogate, via public transport or by car. There are enchanting Castles, historic Abbeys and grand Stately homes you can visit nearby too. All of which contribute to the wonderful "Harrogate Lifestyle" that so many people enjoy today.
Our team want to know what the "Harrogate Lifestyle" means to you?
What does "Harrogate Lifestyle" mean to us? Well the reason we decided to call our luxury serviced apartments in Harrogate town centre "Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments", is because, during your stay in our spacious apartments, you can feel more at home than if you were to stay in a hotel room in Harrogate and it is here in the heart of the town, that you can really dive into the culture and lifestyle Harrogate has to offer.
During your visit to Harrogate and the surrounding area, you are in the best location to explore the wonders of Harrogate town centre when you stay at Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments. Our sought after town centre location makes it so easy for you to truly live the "Harrogate Lifestyle" the way Harrogate residents can live every day, because you are nestled into the heart of Harrogate's culture when staying with us.
The famous shopping district of Montpellier Quarter is next door to the Kings Quarter, where our apartments are situated.
There is such a huge range of fantastic bars and restaurants nearby to choose from, you really are spoiled for choice when choosing where to dine each day and night.
You can lose hours enjoying paintings new and old in Harrogate galleries.
There are several art galleries to explore in Harrogate town centre.
Contemporary pieces by local Artist Anita Bowerman are always on display in Anita's Studio, Dove Tree Art Studio, situated very near to our apartments just off Cheltenham Mount at Back Granville Road HG1 1AB. Anita is often found there working one of her latest pieces. Anita Bowerman is the official Yorkshire Artist for the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire.
Walker Galleries on Montpellier Parade showcase display contemporary art from a wide variety of artists and there are some really fantastic modern pieces at RedHouse Originals art gallery on Cheltenham Mount.
From modern through to classic 19th and 20th century collections you can find it all at the Mercer Art Gallery on Swan Road.
The Montpellier Quarter is home to the 'Antiques and Art Centre of the North': with many quality antique shops and art galleries. The Mercer Gallery in Harrogate is the home to Harrogate districts fine art collection and you can enjoy a range of pieces that are rotated throughout the year as new exhibitions unfold. The gallery consists of some 2000 works of art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The collection within the Harrogate Mercer Gallery includes works by William Powell Frith, Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dame Laura Knight, Alan Davie and many more. The collection is not on permanent display.
There is a changing exhibition programme in each of the two gallery spaces which ranges from national touring exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and crafts to exhibitions from the permanent collections to displays by local artists.
The Harrogate Pump Room Museum is filled with history on the town and the spa waters within it.
A short city break at Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments gives you the opportunity to live like a local.
Come taste the heavenly cakes and lady Betty's afternoon tea everyone talks about, in the town where in the year 1919 Fritz Bützer, the Swiss orphan (who came to England to develop his confectionery craft), changed his name to Frederick Belmont and styled himself as a ‘Chocolate Specialist’ before he established the original Betty's in Harrogate. A now world famous business and brand.
“To Harrogate residents and visitors from far afield “Betty’s” is a household word, standing for all that is dainty, comfortable and fashionable in a café” - Yorkshire Post, 10th Dec 1926.
Come take a stroll around the peaceful Valley Gardens and RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. Both are a must see for the enthusiastic gardener, they are truly stunning places to experience any time of year.
Popular especially when the sun is shining, the Valley Gardens are open all year round, 24 hours a day and are the perfect place to spend the day with family or friends.
Fortunately for you, Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments are within easy walking distance to the Valley Gardens. Our apartments are also just a 5 minute drive away from RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, which you can even get to by foot if you carry on walking through Valley Gardens and Pinewoods.
Shop until you drop in the fantastic boutique, independent shops spread around the town throughout the charming Harrogate Quarters. Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments are located in the Kings Quarter on Kings Road in Harrogate.
Dare to take the plunge in the Harrogate Royal Baths Health Spa, a place rich in history and still has the original Turkish tiles on the ceilings and walls.
If you can spare the time, Every accommodation provider in Harrogate would encourage you to stay longer than just one night or the weekend, just so you can use the opportunity to use Harrogate as your base while you explore some of Harrogate's beautiful surrounding towns, villages and cities which we think makes Harrogate a really charming place to live.
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Harrogate is an excellent base for exploring the area, as it is the most Northern point of the "Golden Triangle" (a term commonly used by estate agents for the area of West and North Yorkshire lying between Harrogate, York and North Leeds).
Harrogate is just 13 miles away from the Yorkshire Dales national park and the Nidderdale AONB (area of national beauty). Making Harrogate a great base for your vacation with plenty to enjoy in the heart of Harrogate on our doorstep, but also just a short 30 or so minutes drive/train ride to lively city life, or the natural wonders of "God's Country" in the wilderness of the Yorkshire Dales and beyond.
Knaresborough, Ripley, Fountains Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Skipton, Bolton Abbey, Malham Cove, Harewood House and Pateley Bridge are just some of our many favourite places that are each worthy of a day trip during your stay.
A short train ride away in one direction and you're in the charming city of York, famous for it's historical landmarks such as York Minster and the city walls, and in the other direction you are in Leeds city centre a modern, cosmopolitan city in a beautiful historical setting.
For three consecutive years polls voted HARROGATE town as "the happiest place to live" in Britain, so why not live in Harrogate for longer than just a weekend to really soak up the Harrogate Lifestyle!
Too much choice? Once you have booked your accommodation, remove all the fuss out of planning your trip and make contact with our recommended Harrogate Lifestyle Partner Nick Smith; the Owner of YorTours.co.uk
Concierge and Tour Operator YorTours.co.uk
“Enjoy a driver-guided tour of the most spectacular parts of Yorkshire countryside, towns and villages. Choose a tailor-made itinerary then sit back and take in the splendour of Yorkshire from the comfort of our 6-seater Mercedes-Benz with its unique triple sunroof which provides excellent all round visibility over walls and hedgerows.
We specialize in bespoke journeys throughout Yorkshire but also offer our unique YorTours Chauffeur service with transfers to and from airports, rail stations, special occasions, weddings or appointments.”
Nick Smith. YorTours Owner.
Our aim is to provide you with some helpful tips and local knowledge in each of our blog posts, so all our readers can make the most of their stay at Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments - The Hotel Alternative In Harrogate North Yorkshire!
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