Harrogate – Visitors Guide

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LeTour round the corner heres our guide

Harrogate is a beautiful Spa town in North Yorkshire, scattered in amongst its Victorian splendour there are some pretty cool places to go. Recently voted the happiest place to live in the UK, here’s some things that keep us happy –

Valley Gardens

An English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden situated in regal Low Harrogate, adjacent to a popular woodland known as The Pinewoods, it covers 17 acres. It includes beautiful historical buildings such as the Sun Pavilion and Colonnades which sit alongside a wide variety of shrub, flower and herbaceous beds. The gardens also include – outdoor games facilities a children’s play area for all ages, a skate park and the Magnesia Well Cafe. For music lovers, band concerts take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.

Valley Gardens in Harrogate
Valley Gardens in Bloom

Baltzersens

There are few lifestyles more appealing than the Scandinavian, where the cornerstones of existence are family, food, health, simple functional design and a laid back effortless cool. Baltzersen’s is a café that offers you the best Yorkshire sourced ingredients prepared with Scandinavian inspiration to deliver a taste of the Nordic north in relaxed and calm
surroundings. – See more at: http://www.baltzersens.co.uk/about/#sthash.Lu67Oc3r.dpuf
There are few lifestyles more appealing than the Scandinavian, where the cornerstones of existence are family, food, health, simple functional design and a laid back effortless cool. Baltzersen’s is a café that offers you the best Yorkshire sourced ingredients prepared with Scandinavian inspiration to deliver a taste of the Nordic north in relaxed and calm
surroundings. – See more at: http://www.baltzersens.co.uk/about/#sthash.Lu67Oc3r.dpuf

A Scandinavian inspired cafe that serves amazing food and drink. A particular favourite with the Cimmermann team are the Cinnamon Buns – delicious! Sourcing the best local ingredients they fuse together the taste of Scandinavia with the amazing produce of Yorkshire. If your into your music there is always a great selection playing in the background, with a playlist written up in marker pen on the ceramic tiled walls. Recently they opened their night restaurant – Norse , haven’t been yet but looks amazing and is fronted by ex Master Chef competitor Murray Wilson

Baltzersens Tiled Wall - how many coffees served!!!
Baltzersens Tiled Wall – how many coffees served!!!
Smoked Mackerel Pate - lovely!!!
Smoked Mackerel Pate – lovely!!!

Major Toms Social

A bar, cafe, retro shop all rolled into one. Offering beers from local brewers there are some real crackers on offer. To get to Major Toms you have to walk through a retro boutique called Space, always worth a look they have some great vintage items in.

Harrogate - Major Toms Social
Atom Beer from East Yorkshire on offer at Major Toms
Harrogate - Major Toms
Which one do you fancy?

Bettys
Not much needs to be said about the institution of fine craft baking that is Bettys. The story of Bettys began in Harrogate in 1919 and they’ve been welcoming locals and visitors to their café tea rooms ever since. We recommend a good Fat Rascal or Vanilla Slice – heavenly!

Bettys Afternoon Tea in Harrogate
Bettys Afternoon Tea in Harrogate
Hales Bar

A unique bar in the heart of Harrogate. Its been there for years and is still gas-lit!!! Many stories are told about Hales bar – its always interesting put it that way!

Hales Bar
Hales Bar in Harrogate

Hope this guide has helped with some of the great things on offer in Harrogate.
There is a real buzz around the town with the Tour de France, it just so happens its whizzing past our shop on 5th July.

the Team at Cimmermann

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