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Living in Harrogate

Harrogate – Safe, Vibrant, Happy

“the town location allows girls to have a degree of independence as they get older”

the good schools guide on harrogate ladies’ College

Harrogate has been consistently voted as the “happiest place to live in the UK” – we think that when you’re choosing a boarding school, happiness is really important! 

“the spa town of Harrogate, with its Moorish Baths once frequented by the royals, is the unquestionable northern capital of chic. It’s thought to be ‘the Belgravia’ of North Yorkshire, and it’s easy to see why.”

tatler magazine

Harrogate is a wealthy, cosmopolitan town with beautiful historic buildings and large open spaces and parks.  It has a vibrant cafe culture and an array of exclusive shops and boutiques – all of which our girls love!  It is a centre for creative arts and hosts many festivals and events throughout the year which we are able to take advantage of. 

Our boarding school is located in the exclusive Duchy area of Harrogate, a quiet residential area, owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and dominated by large Victorian family houses and tree lined avenues – ideal for our evening running club.  Just a few minutes’ walk from the tranquillity of school and the girls are in the heart of Harrogate with its shops, cafes and culture.   

The area Surrounding harrogate 

Drive outside the town and you’re in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, including the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park which is a fabulous playground for our programme of weekend activities and enables us to enjoy all manner of outdoor pursuits.  Find out more about our Weekend Programme.

Harrogate is also a just a short train journey away from both Leeds (30 minutes), and York (40 minutes).  Leeds is England’s 3rd largest city and a hub for business, shopping and culture, while York is arguably one of the most famous historic cities in the UK.   

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