What’s in Harrogate, Another of our Air Con Towns
Harrogate is a quintessentially English spa town in North Yorkshire. It is without doubt charming and pretty with exquisite architecture full of Victorian whimsy. Civic pride sees magnificent floral gardens and floral displays in the town and no visit would be complete without a cup of tea and famous “fat rascal” bun in the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms.
Harrogate has many delightful bed and breakfasts, large convention hotels, restaurants, and beautiful parks. The charm of Harrogate is the lack of over commercialisation, which makes this a town to walk around and enjoy. It is rare to find a place that is so easily accessible by foot and we thoroughly recommend taking a walk or two around Harrogate.
It always feels like a bit of a holiday when we are out and about in Harrogate either maintaining or servicing air conditioning units and we usually have to make a stop at Bettys to buy some delicious cakes to take home with us. It is no hardship to do so but really makes the mouth water.
William Slingsby discovered mineral spring waters in the town in 1571. The medicinal properties of the waters were highly expounded by books and newspaper articles that gave fame to the place as a spa town. You can take a dip in the original waters found by Slingsby in Tewitt Well as well as in Valley Gardens and the Royal Pump Room.
Take a stroll through Harrogate’s parks and gardens. The most popular is the Valley Gardens, which was originally “Bog’s Field” where some hot springs can be found. The park offers various attractions such as an ice cream parlour, children’s playground, and paddling pool, a pavilion for events such as weddings, golf course, and a tennis court.
The Stray, a park created by an Act of parliament runs through the town with over 200 acres of parkland.
Of course, you cannot leave Harrogate without visiting Bettys tea rooms. Bettys first opened its door in 1919 and customers have found the cakes, dainties, and buns irresistible. The elegant tearooms serve afternoon tea and this is a treat not to be missed.
Harrogate’s history is preserved in the Royal Pump Room Museum. The museum features the famous sulphur springs of Harrogate, which it was believed had curative powers when first discovered. Visitors also have the chance to taste the sulphur-rich spring water.
There is no better place to visit and the town really is a jewel. We highly recommend Harrogate for anyone. We love doing business here and our customer base continues to grow. If you need to find air-conditioning experts to service your system or install a new one then please do contact us.
Posted in: Latest News - On: 10th of August, 2012