Harrogate is a shopping destination for those whose tastes run beyond the standard high street offerings. The town’s boutiques, independent shops and personal service ensure a relaxed and enjoyable retail experience. Each of the popular shopping streets exhibits its own personality and culture.
The Montpellier Quarter, festooned with floral displays, is where you will find a collection of antique shops, galleries and independent businesses like local gin company Spirit of Harrogate, family run Westmorland Sheepskins and Farrah's Olde Sweet Shop.
Parliament Street leading towards the Turkish Baths features independent clothing stores and jewellers and leads to Westminster Arcade home to a number of shops and a hidden gem of a café.
West Park runs alongside The Stray (200 acres of open grassland connecting the springs and wells of the town’s famous waters) and boasts upmarket boutiques, café culture and an antiques centre. It is certainly a relaxing way to shop and enjoy refreshments with views across the parkland.
From the town centre venture past the Victorian theatre and down Commercial Street to discover independent retailers selling everything from second hand books to jewellery. Here you will find one of the finest cheese shops in Yorkshire. The Cheeseboard has been stocking quality cheeses for over 40 years and is a must visit destination with over 200 different cheeses on wooden and marble shelves.
Among the exclusive brands in Harrogate are A Fattorini jewellers established 1831, Woods fine linen established 1895, Jespers writing pens and stationery established 1901, Rigby & Pellor and Hoopers department store.
King’s Road, Beulah Street and Cold Bath Road are all well worth exploring and if you are in the centre, and especially if you arrived by train, you are likely to pay a visit to the Victoria Shopping Centre opposite the train station for your high street favourites.
Harrogate is a shopping destination that delivers great variety within a compact and accessible size.