Visit the Breathtaking Gardens of Historical Harrogate, England
Garden Design's Self-Guided Day Trip to the Historical Gardens of Harrogate
The spa town of Harrogate is the perfect base from which to explore the quaint villages and rolling countryside of Yorkshire. With public footpaths criss-crossing the fields and meandering country lanes taking you into the heart of the scenic Yorkshire Dales National Park, there is much to see and experience. To learn more about the history of this beautiful area and see some outstanding gardens, take a day (or more) to enjoy this special tour.
From the Royal Gardens of Goldsborough Hall, the former home of HRH Princess Mary, you’ll visit Newby Hall which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and whose history has uncanny similarities to the story of Downton Abbey. The many garden rooms here will delight any garden enthusiast. Finally, step back into medieval times as you stroll around the atmospheric ruins of Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site. The adjacent water gardens were created as a showcase by one of England’s prominent politicians and still impresses guests today with its tranquil ambience.