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Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. The town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens. Nearby is the Yorkshire Dales national park. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Harrogate grew out of two existing smaller settlements, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, in the 17th century. Harrogate spa water contains iron, sulphur and common salt.
Administrative CountyNorth Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3055
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01423
Population71,594 (2001)

Other names by which Harrogate, North Yorkshire has been known in the past

Haragate ~ Harragat ~ Harragate ~ Harraget ~ Harrowgate

Harrogate, North Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Harrogate, mun. bor., market town, and watering-place, mostly in Knaresborough par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 16 miles N. of Leeds and 198 miles NW. of London, pop. 9482; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. The industries of the district are wholly agricultural. The prosperity of the town is attributable to the excellence of its chalybeate, sulphureous, and saline springs, which have long maintained a high reputation as curative agents. Harrogate was incorporated 1883.

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