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Take a stroll along the path through The Pinewoods and you become part of a Harrogate tradition which stretches back decades.
A guide of 1891 describes what was then Harlow Moor as the ‘rough moor where furze, gorse and heather abound in profusion’. In 1898, the Corporation bought the land adjacent to the Valley Gardens and [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Nov 20th 2021

Japanese gardens have been built in Japan since the 8th Century. They were inspired by Chinese landscape painting and the spirit of nature.
Japan opened to global trade in the 19th Century followed by a greater interest in Japanese culture.
A Japanese Garden was created here in Harrogate’s Valley Gardens by 1930. Over the decades the Japanese [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 18th 2021

Valley Gardens, a grade II listed garden and the adjacent Pinewoods in the highly attractive North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. Valley Gardens comprise about 17 acres of park, woodland, and beautiful floral displays.
It is believed that a greater number of mineral springs come to the surface in Valley Gardens than in any other known location [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 17th 2021

We missed out on a window view for our final breakfast in the hotel. Unexpectedly, breakfast was fully self service rather than waiter service as on previous days. Once again, we lingered a while before loading the car with our luggage and checking out.
On our journey home we stopped off at Bradford to visit the [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Nov 15th 2021

We had the perfect window seat for breakfast so once again we sat and lingered enjoying the atmosphere and view.

The forecasted weather wasn’t favourable but we decided to stick with our plan to visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. The weather was cloudy with the occasional burst of sunshine leading to an ever changing palate [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 13th 2021

I awoke after a cosy and comfortable nights sleep and had to remind Mr C that it was my birthday, he had taken control of my cards and presents and they were tardy in being given.
We descended to the dining room for breakfast. It seemed rather quiet and we found out that breakfast was in [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 12th 2021

The sunshine was glorious as we set off on our journey to Harrogate. On the way we stopped off at Woodhall services to purchase sandwiches for an in car picnic. Afterwards we passed through some lovely autumnal areas and saw a red kite riding the thermals. We arrived in Harrogate in the early afternoon and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 9th 2021

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