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Valley Gardens are home to 17 acres of verdant tranquillity. Take a long stroll in these elegant gardens and keep the kids busy with plenty of exciting activities.

This refined Grade II listed garden is bursting with well-manicured trees, shrubs, and flower beds. It also boasts some beautiful historic buildings - including the Sun Pavilion and colonnades. Enjoy quiet botanical contemplation and take a walk through the gardens to nearby RHS Harlow Carr, via paths that are nicely accessible for all. 

Those with more active pursuits in mind won’t be disappointed either with a skate park, boating pond, paddling pool and exciting play area to enjoy. There’s also pitch and putt, tennis, plus games on the pavilion. 

Wind down after all that hectic activity with a picnic or while away a lazy Sunday afternoon listening to a band concert in summer. And why not do as genteel Georgians did and take “the cure” – pep yourself up with a free sample of mineral waters from the Pump Room Museum at the gardens' entrance. 

Other gardens to explore in the North

Greenshead Park - Huddersfield

Shibden Hall and Park - Halifax

Great Days Out - Nature 

Other activities in this area

Turkish Delight Treatment - Harrogate

Betty's Cafe Tea Room - Harrogate 


How to get here

Nearest train station: Harrogate 

Distance from train station: 0.5 miles, 9 min walk 

Directions: Exit the railway station. Cross Station Parade. Follow James Street to Cenotaph. Cross Parliament Street. Follow Montpellier Hill to Crown Roundabout. Cross Roundabout. The Entrance to Valley Gardens is ahead. 


Main entrance at Valley Drive and Royal Parade Harrogate, HG1 2SZ 

Opening times

Valley Gardens is open every day.

The Old Magnesia Well Pump Room is open on the first and third Sundays of the month from 10.00am - 3.30pm. Entrance Free. 


Most footpaths are wheelchair friendly, disabled toilets, café


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