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Valley Gardens

Cornwall Road | Harrogate, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 500600
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One of our favourite places to wander

Lovely cafe Intricate details Dog friendly Generally a lovely place to go for friends and family... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David P
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Lovely gardens in the town centre

Beautiful place to have a walk at any time of year. Large childrens playground, cafe, toilets and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LittlePatsy1
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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.
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“crazy golf” (168 reviews)
“paddling pool” (135 reviews)
“tennis courts” (128 reviews)
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Cornwall Road | Harrogate, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely cafe Intricate details Dog friendly Generally a lovely place to go for friends and family, whatever the weather

Thank David P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful place to have a walk at any time of year. Large childrens playground, cafe, toilets and plenty of tarmac paths if it is wet. The new Japanese garden is going to be beautiful. Always something to look at and well maintained.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The valley gardens is a superb place and stretches right down into the heart of the town. The pathways and tarmac and smooth, ideal for those with buggies, wheelchairs of little ones on scooters. Plenty of decorative areas, the New Zealand Garden, Japanese garden now...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great gardens, beautiful to walk around and kids to play. Good playground too, coffee shop nearby to get a hot drink while the kids go nuts

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always something to see and do in the gardens, whether you need five minutes peace sitting on a bench in the sunshine or a longer walk up through the pinewoods to Harlow Carr or anything in between this park always delivers!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to visit for a long or short walk in any season. The flowers are changed to suit the season and are just spectacular.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in February so no plants were out. However we saw enough to show us that the park would be lovely in Summer.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Valley gardens is one of the nicest parks I have visited. A very enjoyable and relaxing stroll through the different parts . The kids play area is fantastic and the Japanese garden very nice.Lots of history as you walk around.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting the Valley Gardens since I was young and it is such a beautiful place to visit. We went to the cafe for the first time on this visit and the drinks were very nice! Will definitely choose to visit again.

Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens, welllaid out easily accessible for all ages. Skate board facilities. Interesting historical facts. Benches with poignant plaques clearly demonstrate it has been a much loved park for many years

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Debbie B
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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
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antojoa14
20 January 2017|
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Valley drive. Harrogate
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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
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