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Valley Gardens

Cornwall Road | Harrogate, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 500600
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Pleasant and Peaceful

We walked through the gardens to reach Harlow Carr. It was a lovely walk and gave us some welcome... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A walk back in time

As you walk into the gardens opposite the Royal Pump Room you walk back in time to the days when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike G
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Valley Gardens is a beautiful Park in Low Harrogate, perfect for a relaxed stroll or for a family day out. It is an English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden covering 17 acres of formal gardens, leisure activities and woodland. Historical buildings and the semi-covered Colonades sit nestled amongst a wide variety of shrub, flower and herbaceous beds. The adventure play area is immensely popular especially during the summer season when the paddling pool is a refreshing way to cool down. There are a wide range of sporting activities to try during your visit including; tennis, crazy golf, table tennis, disc golf, pitch and putt as well as a skatepark. For music lovers, band concerts take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crazy golf” (166 reviews)
“tennis courts” (127 reviews)
“paddling pool” (134 reviews)
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Cornwall Road | Harrogate, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 500600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked through the gardens to reach Harlow Carr. It was a lovely walk and gave us some welcome respite from Christmas shopping. There were some feeders in the trees further out from the town so there was a lot of bird (and squirrel!) activity...More

Thank McKimmings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk into the gardens opposite the Royal Pump Room you walk back in time to the days when the wealthy visited Harrogate to benefit from the Spa. The gardens are beautiful, relaxing and enchanting. Even in November, they are romantic. The Pavilions and...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are well maintained and there is a great little pagoda selling drinks and snacks. Make sure you walk down the pergola path, a covered walkway- it is very memorable- lots of benches with poignant memorials to people who sat there and have now...More

Thank Jonatenner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent all my free time at Valley Gardens. Its amazing. You can walk and see three, goose, squirrels or you can have a cup of tea or an ice cream.

Thank Marilù F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our anniversary trip to Harrogate/York we took a trip to Valley Gardens - they were very calming and enjoyable to walk through - the colours in the autumn are beautiful- well worth seeing. However it was slippery due to some ice on the ground...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amust visit if you are in Harrogate. Lots of good surfaced paths to walk round and an excellent play area for children.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really nice, well maintained park. A lovely place for a stroll. Nice route through to Harlow Carr. Well done to the Council.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Valley gardens now for over sixty years and it still delights me! It is always kept immaculate - the horticultural staff do an amazing job throughout the year. There is something for all ages and abilities from the superb play...More

Thank Oldbiker55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taking photos for autumn colours. Couldn't go wrong. The variety of trees and shrubbery was amazing. It was a good walk with wonderful view old buildings. There was a small café which was an unusual design. I would have visited the RHS gardens...More

Thank 149ceceliad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go hear often with sue my partner's grand daughter she loves the gardens play park and ducks. Also visited food and music events

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Debbie B
31 May 2017|
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Response from yorkiejohn1 | Reviewed this property |
Free parking is available on Valley Drive or on Cornwall Road. There are maximum stay restrictions at the lower end of these roads but not further up the hill. Best place in my opinion is on Cornwall Road near the Sun... More
20 January 2017|
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Response from HarrogateParks | Property representative |
Valley drive. Harrogate
22 January 2015|
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Response from Abi C | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are supposed to be kept on a lead but nobody seems to adhere to this. Just like the no cycling, no scooters and no roller skating rule, it is broken all the time. I think the Portuguese guy was being sarcastic in his... More