The beautiful, Victorian, North Yorkshire town of Harrogate not only provides one of the best ranking British business venues, but there's plenty to see and do in your free time too with a fabulous array of unique independent boutique shops and well-known nationwide chains. For a virtual tour of the town visit www.vrharrogate.co.uk
Of course, for many, Bettys tea rooms is a not-to-be missed port of call, famous for its afternoon teas and scrumptious cakes and an established landmark in the town since 1919. Don't forget to book in advance to avoid disappointment!
If you're looking for a bit of nightlife, there are plenty of nightclubs, late venues and numerous restaurants to suit every budget and taste serving diverse menus from traditional English, French and Italian to Indian and Thai cuisine.
As well as lots of open green spaces and parklands, Harrogate offers numerous attractions well worth a visit including:
The Royal Pump Room Museum is built above the strongest sulphur well in Europe, where people came from all over take the healing waters during Harrogate's spa heyday. Come along to discover the famous visitors to the spa such as Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens and even Russian royalty!
After a busy day at the show, why not relax and unwind at Harrogate's famous baths. Allow yourself a recommended visit time of one and a half hours to obtain the maximum benefit.
If you love golf, don't miss the opportunity to play at award-winning Rudding Park in Harrogate. This privately owned luxury hotel, spa and golf course is set in beautiful Parkland and is the most comprehensive golfing facility in the North of England, perfect for both beginners and experienced golfers.
If you're looking for an evening of entertainment, The Harrogate Theatre presents a diverse range of music, comedy and drama with big names such as Michael McIntyre, Jack Dee and Elaine Page gracing the stage in 2012.
More information about accommodation and things to do and see in Harrogate visit: www.simplyharrogate.com