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Valley Gardens

Cornwall Road | Harrogate, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 500600
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Lovely old fashioned park

Amust visit if you are in Harrogate. Lots of good surfaced paths to walk round and an excellent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tim C
Lovely park

A really nice, well maintained park. A lovely place for a stroll. Nice route through to Harlow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brian D
Darlington, United Kingdom
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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” (166 reviews)
“tennis courts” (127 reviews)
“paddling pool” (133 reviews)
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Cornwall Road | Harrogate, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 500600
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Reviewed yesterday

Amust visit if you are in Harrogate. Lots of good surfaced paths to walk round and an excellent play area for children.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed yesterday

A really nice, well maintained park. A lovely place for a stroll. Nice route through to Harlow Carr. Well done to the Council.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been visiting the Valley gardens now for over sixty years and it still delights me! It is always kept immaculate - the horticultural staff do an amazing job throughout the year. There is something for all ages and abilities from the superb play...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was taking photos for autumn colours. Couldn't go wrong. The variety of trees and shrubbery was amazing. It was a good walk with wonderful view old buildings. There was a small café which was an unusual design. I would have visited the RHS gardens...More

Thank 149ceceliad
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Go hear often with sue my partner's grand daughter she loves the gardens play park and ducks. Also visited food and music events

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth walking all the way to RHS Harlow carr gardens through the woods and catch a glimpse of the Pennines on the way.

Thank Marie-Laure O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful a must to visit so much to see grounds so well maintained lovely coffee shop in the grounds breathtaking

Thank jean b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely sunny morning here, enjoying the wildlife. Should imagine this place is stunning in summer with all the plants in bloom, gardeners were planting winter beds up. Nice place to walk you dog and to let children run.

Thank Kentishlady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit all times of the year. That said, at this time of year the Autumn colours are quite something. Very well worth a visit.

Thank JohnH3759
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely couple of hours wandering round here. Lovely place to visit. Tea room was nice too. Would definitely go back

Thank Vartee7
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Debbie B
31 May 2017|
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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
20 January 2017|
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Response from HarrogateParks | Property representative |
Valley drive. Harrogate
23 January 2015|
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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