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Valley Gardens, Harrogate

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Take an afternoon stroll through the 7 hectares (17 acres) of beautiful landscaping that comprise Valley Gardens. The Victorian-style park features many historical buildings nestled among dozens of flowerbeds, and includes a large children’s play area, a pond, and sporting facilities. Spend the day playing tennis at the courts or read under the shade of an old oak tree. During the summer months, you can access the paddling pool and even attend free concerts. Swing by the park cafe for a relaxing cup of coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Valley Gardens and many more Harrogate attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Harrogate itinerary maker.
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  • Valley gardens are superb. Beautifully planted and maintained, a credit to Harrogate. Spent hours walking round the gardens and then walking on to RHS Harlow Carr via the clearly marked footpath. Real...  more »
  • We haven't visited for decades and were prepared to be disappointed. How wrong we were. In the lower and middle part it was really busy with families having a good time without disturbing others. Towa...  more »
  • Enjoyed all Walk through the woods which join both of the attractions. Pleasant end to a visit to RHS Harlaw Gardens.  more »
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  • Visit in November. Beautifully kept with fantastic mixture of flowers, shrubs and trees. Cafe in the centre with reasonable prices. Huge childrens play area plus separate (and popular) skate park. Can't wait to return again the summer.
  • It contains one of the best parks you can take your children, but it's difficult not to be acutely aware the wealthy people of Harrogate have spent their tax money on providing something lovely for themselves. Doesn't that kind of defeat the point if tax? Why can't the children of Middlesbrough enjoy a park like this?
  • Beautiful.ly kept AND fascinating. So many springs rise here. Sometimes completely different types within a few feet. A good place just to while away and unwind.
  • Such a beautiful park and location. We love visiting it in holiday and our kids still find it fun, even into early teens.
  • Beautifully kept with excellent playground. There are other facilities such as skate park, boating lake, crazy golf, pitch and putting, tennis. Also various options for snacks.