Harrogate, also known as Harrogate Spa, is a popular tourist destination - and with good reason. As the name suggests, this idyllic north England town is favoured as a spa town and receives visits from a plethora of tourists year round. Many of Harrogate's tourist attractions, including its spa waters, tearooms and exquisite gardens have even received worldwide acclaim, so you can expect to find people from all over when you visit. If you're planning a trip to Harrogate, you won't be disappointed by the selection of things to see and do that'll make your visit memorable. For example, a holiday in Harrogate isn't complete without a visit to the Turkish Baths and Spa, which is the ideal thing to do soon after you've arrived in order to refresh and invigorate your body and mind, helping you to prepare for a relaxing holiday. Following that, it may be time to take in a little of Harrogate's fascinating history, which you can do by taking a stroll through the town centre, visiting its historical sites and museums, especially the Devil's Arrows, which is a mysterious set of standing stones that give evidence of ancient civilisations dating back to 2000 BC. These magnificent standing stones, which are also known as the Three Sisters, the Three Greyhounds or the Three Bolts, are the subject for much speculation and intrigue - and are certainly one of the high points of a trip to this otherwise mystery-free town. Country lovers will delight at Harrogate's wide selection of gardens and parks, through which you can stroll on a lovely summer's day or marvel at during winter, particularly if you've been lucky enough to visit during a period of snow. You can also visit the incredible Yorkshire Dales, which is filled with plenty of different and beautiful landscapes, providing fantastic photo opportunities and plenty of chances to catch the sunrise or sunset during an early or late evening walk. Harrogate is also the proud possessor of several grand stately homes, several of which are open for public enjoyment. These are fantastic for breaking up a day of exploring the countryside and are ideal for fans of architecture and the finest in interior furnishings. No matter whether you're into heading to the spa, taking in the countryside or visiting the Devil's Arrows to soak up some magic and mystery, you're sure to have a wonderful stay in Harrogate hotels. So sit back, relax and enjoy your visit to one of England's most rejuvenating spa towns.