Sunday, February 19, 2006

HARROGATE - ONE OF THE JEWELS IN YORKSHIRE'S CROWN

Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day in the Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. The famous English crime writer, Agatha Christie went into hiding there for a while in the 1930s! Not surprising really! It’s a beautiful place to escape to at any time of year! It has a certain old-world charm all of its own. The shopping is great with a wide variety of shops and stores selling everything your heart desires! And if it all gets too much for you and you need a break, you can always head to Harrogate’s beautiful Turkish Bath for a relaxing spa or beauty treatment. Alternatively you can always go to Bettys famous tearooms for a delicious cream tea or homemade cakes and a pot of Yorkshire tea. Sheer bliss! People come from far and wide to visit Bettys. I had a very enjoyable lunch there myself. You can read more about Bettys on their website:- www.bettysandtaylors.co.uk

If you are planning to visit England, don’t forget to include a visit to Yorkshire.

REASONS TO VISIT YORKSHIRE:-

Yorkshire people are amongst some of the friendliest in England
England’s favourite soap, “Emmerdale” is filmed there
Best selling writer Barbara Taylor Bradford was born there
Yorkshire specialities include Yorkshire pudding, parkin and licquorice – delicious!
Yorkshire is a land of contrasts with windswept coastlines; beautiful countryside in the Dales and smart, bustling cities. There is something to suit every taste.

For more information go to:- www.yorkshirevisitor.com the official Yorkshire Tourist Board Site.

1 comment:

Tallullah said...

I so want to visit Yorkshire one day. Reasons: the Bronte's lived there; the television show Follyfoot was filmed there; I believe the television show Heartbeat is also filmed there. One day, I'll get there. :)
Btw, love your journal. Hope you don't mind my visiting again sometime. Cheers! ~Tallullah

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