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North Yorkshire is not a region normally associated with visits from nobility and the landed gentry. Yes, there is the remarkable and historic City of York and the stunning rural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales but there is also a town which has attracted the rich and well connected since the 17th century and that is Harrogate. A spa town of great importance in its day, visitors still come in large numbers to enjoy all the historic charm, refined elegance and myriad of attractions the town effortlessly possesses and there are many superb Harrogate hotels to meet the demand.

After the iron and sulphur-rich spring waters were discovered and publicised, two little know villages were transformed into one of Europe's premier spa towns. The exclusive image of the town was enhanced through the building of many superb Harrogate hotels to cater for the well-heeled guests and they remain today as elegant and luxurious as ever and open to all who would appreciate the ambience, style, amenity and character of such high class accommodation.

These traditional Harrogate hotels represent a great way to spend some time in the town, enjoying its boundless attractions, with the added bonus that they provide the perfect base for visiting York and the rural environments of North Yorkshire. The town is also just 10 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport and well connected by road via the A1 and M61, with frequent public transport connections to Leeds and all the sights and attractions of the city.

Historic hotels certainly have a visual appeal and this is extended to the rooms and suites and the dining and lounge facilities, offering an ideal choice for a romantic break in a beautiful environment. The larger Harrogate hotels also provide excellent venues for international conferences and meetings, a notable feature of the town which makes full use of the excellent transport facilities and town amenities. Regarded as one of the great conference destinations, the town is also one of the largest exhibition and conference centres in Europe.

Hotel business facilities may include business centres with print copy and fax machines as well as fast Wi-Fi access. Guest rooms, and especially suites, will likely have further business features such as international direct dial phones with voicemail and speakerphone function, and work desks. Luxury hotels will extend their corporate services to include such features as airport pick up and express check-in and some hotels have executive areas given over to the business and leisure needs of the corporate traveller.

In the latter part of 18th century 200 acres of land in the town were enclosed and reserved as public commons. This land exists today as 'The Stray', a place in which to enjoy a picnic and other outdoor activities. Other popular activities in the town are shopping in the many boutiques and dining in some truly superb restaurants. Those who hanker for some traditional spa treatments can get them in the Turkish Spa on Parliament Street while the Montpellier Quarter is the renowned social hub of the town. There are Harrogate hotels to suit most budgets with most being within easy reach of all local activities and attractions.