The Most Instagrammable Places in Harrogate

There’s no doubt Harrogate is a beautiful place to live, with gorgeous scenery and landmarks, and in recent years more and more places have popped up that are a content creators dream. From fabulous floral backdrops to the most picture worthy plates of food. If you’re visiting Harrogate and want to hit the most Instagrammable spots, here are my top recommendations.


I’ve already mentioned it on the blog once so if you want to read more about it, you can click here. Mama Doreen’s has to be top of my list. It’s a girly heaven filled with the most fabulous décor, serving insane afternoon teas.

For a slightly more traditional approach, it wouldn’t be a visit to Harrogate without a trip to Betty’s. I think the Veranda wrapping around the outside of Betty’s is possibly the most photographed place in Harrogate.

Plates of food that really give you the wow factor you need to head to the Wild Plum. The dishes are something else, and Izzy loves it because they have a great children’s menu too. 

The newest kid on the block has to be the Pink Door. Lucky for us, It’s our local coffee shop and is the perfect place to grab a takeout coffee and one of their fantastic sweet treats, but don’t leave before having a picture taken on their swing. 

We have so many great places to eat and drink in Harrogate, I could add so many more to the list. A couple that aren’t here but have their own spaces on the blog are Lucia’s and The Ivy.


Being situated so close to the Yorkshire, Dales and North York Moors We are spoilt for choice around here for beauty spots. However, this blog is about Instagrammable places in Harrogate so I’ve tried to keep very local for this particular article.

Brimham Rocks 

If you’re looking to photograph stunning sunsets and dramatic landscapes, there’s no better place around Brimham Rocks. Our favourite time to visit is just as the sun is going down because you can capture some amazing sunsets. 

The Cherry Blossoms

Okay, so this is a very time sensitive one. For approximately two weeks around the end of April/beginning of May, the cherry blossoms come to life on the stray. It’s definitely one of my favourite times of year, just be careful when you go because it can get really busy with other people taking photos too , however there are two or three avenues of these beautiful trees, so there’s plenty of place to spread out.

The Japanese Garden 

Tucked away at the side of the valley gardens through a little wooden arch is the most beautiful Japanese garden, and even when the Valley Gardens are really busy, it always feels really peaceful and quiet in here.

Harlow Carr

Another favourite of ours is Harlow Carr. The colour pallets of all the trees and flowers are constantly changing so No matter what season you visit There’s always something new to say and to ring selected dates in November and December. They host Harlow Carr glow where the gardens are lit up on an evening. I’ve actually managed to get tickets for this year so I’ll make sure to do a full blog once I’ve been.


When visiting the town centre, make sure you check out the doorways of Yorkshire Soap, Helen James flowers and the Ivy (mentioned above) who have some of the most beautiful floral displays around the doors all year round. 

And if you are fan of cute little in the shops the Westminster arcade and Montpelier Quarter, are full of quirky shops in the most beautiful surroundings. 


Harrogate is a spa town after all, so it wouldn’t be a visit without a trip to one of our many spas. 

My favourite have to be Rudding Park with its outdoor pool, I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve seen pictures of people walking down the steps into the pool on Instagram. 

The Turkish baths have the most beautiful interior, which has recently been renovated It is well worth a visit purely for the relaxation factor.

The Harrogate spa at the majestic hotel is also newly refurbished. Looks absolutely stunning with its salt sauna and starry ceiling pool area.


We are a fan of viaducts in this area and two of the best examples can be found at Knaresborough and Crimple 

I’m fairly sure that the view from the castle down to the viaduct in Knaresborough is one of the most photographed places in the area after the exterior of Betty’s  There’s also some great opportunities to take pictures in Knaresborough if you have a  friend with you who is willing to row a boat while you take photos! 

One of the lesser spotted pieces of architecture in Harrogate is the pyramid at Hornbeam Park dominating the skyline for miles around. It’s a fantastic modern addition to the otherwise dull business Park, but the question is, can you get a good photo of it? This is my best attempt!

Is there anywhere I’ve missed? Let me know and I’ll get it added.

Thanks as always for reading 🙂

Claire x

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