Harrogate Hen Do & Party Weekend Ideas

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Very hard to resist to Harrogate's Yorkshire charm when planning laid-back hen weekend. It's a beautiful Victorian spa town surrounded with stunning...

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of North Yorkshire, attracting tourists and visitors for its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens. In town there's no shortage of things to do. Harrogate is packed with shops, all kinds of activities and events, spas, bars and restaurants; it's a place to go for sophisticated Hen weekend.

Famous for:

If you're out for a tea, head straight for famous Betty's tea rooms, regionally renowned establishment. You might have to queue a bit before getting in. There are lots of great examples of finest architecture in Harrogate; one of them is the Royal Hall theatre. Another famous landmark is The Royal Pump Room; it's a museum showcasing Harrogate's spa history. While in town you have to visit award-winning, themed RHS Harlow Carr gardens, located on western edge of Harrogate. There are many smaller gardens, including Victoria Gardens and Jubilee Gardens. The town is also associated with crime novelist Agatha Christie, who vanished for over a week, later to be found at the Old Swan Hotel.

Travel information:

The railway and bus stations are located in the town centre. Harrogate is connected to Ripon and Leeds by A61 road, going through the town. It is also connected to A1 and Wetherby by the A661 road. The closes airport is Leeds Bradford International, only 10 miles south-west of Harrogate.

Harrogate Hen do ideas:

If you looking for action packed hen party experience than you're in for a treat. There is no shortage of extreme activities for hens to engage: zorbing, rally driving tester course, powerturn mayhem, quad biking, off road karting rally, outdoor kart racing, hover-crafting, clay pigeon shooting and airsoft military adventure day. There are few excellent gentlemen clubs to go to for mending your wounds after extreme day in Harrogate. 

No matter what kind of excitement you are after, there will be something to your liking in Harrogate. Some of the most popular activities include:

Paintballing - Looking for an action packed hen party? For the trigger happy, this activity is sure to offer a fast-paced and dynamic afternoon! A classic event that is ideal for team building on a party weekend. Let all your inhibitions and frustrations of the day evaporate in a blur of combat style fun, within the boundaries of a safe and adventurous environment! Choose whether to play as a team or go it alone as you strive for glory! 

Quad Biking - If you love the thrill of the chase and an adrenalin rush then the Quad Biking activity is for you! The quad bike experience is a track event incorporating all the obstacles, manoeuvres, humps, bumps and ditches you would find on a trail, drawing on your skills and sense of adventure for any party group. This activity has plenty to keep you on your toes so get on your gear and put your foot to the floor!

Pole Dancing - Pole Dancing is now a very popular choice of activity with hen parties and is the latest fitness alternative to aerobics, pilates and the gym for improving muscle tone, flexibility and cardiovascular strength! It's a modern and fun way to keep fit and get in shape. Learn to dance alongside the fully qualified instructors who will teach you pole work beginning with a 'warm up' session before moving on to try pole tricks and some dance routines in an energetic but fun session! Fitness and fun for every women age, shape and size! 

Night Life:

One of the best pubs in Harrogate is probably 'Old Bell Tavern '. 'Coach and Horses' is another excellent cosy pub serving great ails and good value for money food. 'Blues Cafe Bar' it's a place to visit if you love live music. They offer free entertainment 7 days a week, food and drinks are really cheap there, plus lovely unique atmosphere. 'The Viper rooms' night club is located in Harrogate's town centre, close to famous Royal Pump Room museum. 'It's a Disgracefully Grown Up Night Out For The Elegantly Wasted!' as the nightclub itself describes. Hard to resist the luxurious interior, bars and beautiful pole dancers. It's a perfect destination last moments of freedom.


Harrogate is a pretty, Victorian spa town associated with old-fashioned Englishness, filled with magnificent displays of colour, especially in autumn and spring. This town is well connected with Leeds, what is evident by large numbers of students passing buy from there. Harrogate was voted as the happiest place to live in England. The airport is only few minutes away from town and if you travel from London by high speed train it will take only a bit over two hours via York or Leeds to reach Harrogate. History The town name originates from Har-low-Gata meaning Grey-Hill-Road. The Harrogate town developed from two smaller settlements in 17th century, after discovering therapeutic wells of water, rich in sulphur. Both Tewitt Well and St John's Well attracted all rich and famous of Yorkshire. In 1788 the theater was built making Harrogate even more popular. It became the place to visit for 19th and 20th century English elite. At the beginning of 20th century there was a shift from rich to middle class visitors to town. In 1950's Harrogate was heavily promoted as conference town which led to building Harrogate International Centre in 1976. That centre housed 1981 Euro-vision.


William & Victoria is definitely one of the best bistro/restaurants in town. The bistro is located downstairs and upstairs restaurant serves delicious traditional dishes. 'Chez La Vie' restaurant is conveniently situated close to Harrogate's centre and serves French Mediterranean cuisine. 'Deano's Graze & Grill' is highly online rated place in Harrogate. The menu offers something for everyone's taste and choice of meals is superb. 'van Zeller' is a classy restaurant in town centre, serving innovative delicious meals - prepared to perfection. Prices are good too: 7 course tasting menu '70 per couple of pure gastronomic heaven. 

Some of the best places to eat in Harrogate include: 

Quantro - Trendy, contemporary eatery serving eclectic international menu, with lunch and early bird deals.

Orchid - Pioneer pan-Asian eatery serving innovative modern cuisine amid stylish mango and dark wood decor.

William and Victoria - Crowd-pleasing British dishes served in a classy upstairs dining room and buzzy ground-floor bistro.




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