Our Harrogate

The Local Area

We would encourage every guest to enjoy the beautiful town of Harrogate. Our guesthouse is situated just a 5-minute walk from the town center, making it easily accessible without the hassle of having to move your vehicle.

On arrival at Fountains, all guests are given a comprehensive folder as a guide; providing detailed information on everything from fabulous family-owned cafes, restaurants and shops, to the stunning Valley Gardens, Royal Baths and Pump Rooms. The folder will give you fantastic tips for excursions and places to visit in the area local to us.

Further Afield

Further afield, Knaresborough, Ripon and York are all worthy of a day exploring. In addition to these, Harewood House, Fountains Abbey and Ripley Castle are all spectacular too for those interested in the history of the area.

If these lovely locations are not for you and you yearn something more rural, Harrogate is at the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. The beautiful villages, spectacular hills and imposing trees provide plenty of opportunity for scenic walks. If this sounds like your cup of tea, we would advise you to bring a camera and sturdy boots!

Star Attractions

There are simply too many to list here but some of our absolute favourites are as follows:


  • The Royal Baths
  • RHS Harlow Carr gardens
  • The Pump Room Museums
  • The Valley Gardens
  • The famous Montpellier quarter