Harrogate & The Yorkshire Dales - 2 day group itinerary
This itinerary starts in the famous spa town of Harrogate. Popular among the English elite in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Harrogate is a charming place to visit, with beautiful parks and handsome tree-lined boulevards. Today the town is perhaps best known for being the home of Bettys and Taylors – the makers of Yorkshire Tea and proprietors of the finest tea rooms in England – not to mention Farrah’s Harrogate Toffee.
Harrogate is the perfect place from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a region with a rich rural heritage and famed for its delicious produce. There are several excellent cheese producers in the Dales and this is thanks, in part, to the Cistercian monks who started making cheese when they came over from Normandy, settling at abbeys such as Fountains Abbey back in the 11th century.