The Civic Trail (Red) -  (0.7 mile, 1.1km)

This is the first part of the full Town Centre trail.   The full trail is approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km). It is split into 4 smaller trails (Civic, Montpellier, West Park, Victoria), each one can be walked separately.   

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L01

On leaving the Tourist Information Centre, turn right along Crescent Road and almost immediately you come to the Royal Baths.

Royal Baths

Plq14

The Plaque is :

On the main entrance, right hand side.

L02

Continue along to Parliament Street. Turn right and walk up Parliament Street to the Winter Gardens (Wetherspoons) and just go into the entrance.

Wintergarden

Plq49

The Plaque is :

Inside the entrance to Wetherspoons, right hand side.

L03

Also in the entrance is the next plaque, on the LHS.

Water-Gas Plant

Plq54

The Plaque is :

Inside the entrance to Wetherspoons, left hand side.

L04

Now retrace your path back down to the bottom of Parliament Street and then cross Parliament Street. Turn right. Walk a few metres up Parliament Street to the side door of Rhodes Woods, tailor's shop.

Louis Copé

Plq90

The Plaque is :

On the left hand side of the side door, Rhodes Woods - tailors shop.

L05

Now cross Kings Road. Here is the main entrance to The Harrogate Exhibition Halls. If open enter the Atrium.

Spa Rooms

Plq65

The Plaque is :

In the Atrium of Hall M, Conference Centre. Left hand side, high on wall.

L06

Turn right out of the Atrium, next door is the Kursaal

Kursaal, The

Plq56

The Plaque is :

On front stonework, towards the right hand side.

L07

Continue past the Kursaal and up Ripon Road.

Hotel Majestic

Plq36

The Plaque is :

Bottom of Ripon Road, just after the Exhibition Halls. On the boundary wall entrance, left hand post.

L08

Now carefully cross Ripon Road (using the pedestrian refuge in the middle) and turn left down Ripon Road.

Hotel St. George

Plq44

The Plaque is :

On main entrance to the Hotel.

L09

Continue down Ripon Road, cross Montpellier Road and walk a little way down the Road.

Cyclists' Touring Club

XP03

The Plaque is :

In flower bed/ on wall, opposite George Hotel (& behind Bus Shelter).

L10

Walk back up Ripon Road and on to the junction with Swan Road, cross the road.

Swan Road

Plq28

The Plaque is :

At the Ripon Road end of Swan Road. On north side of Swan Road, in the hedge.

L11

Continue along Swan Road. The Swan Hotel is on the right. Please respect that the Hotel ground is private property.

Swan Buildings

Plq48

The Plaque is :

The Swan Hotel. On wall by side door, far left of main entrance.

L12

Continue along Swan Road, past Crescent Gardens to the Mercer Art Gallery.

Old Town Hall

Plq12

The Plaque is :

This is now the Mercer Art Gallery. On the main entrance, left hand side.

L13

Walk back to Crescent Gardens and turn right. 100 yds down Crescent Gardens is the front entrance of the Council Offices.

Council Offices

Plq05

The Plaque is :

By the front door, left hand side.

L14

Turn to face the Crescent Gardens, walk to the display in the centre and continue on the path (towards Décor Lighting shop). On reaching Crescent Road turn right.

Crescent Gardens

Plq06

The Plaque is :

On Crescent Road, by path to the display in centre of gardens (opposite Decor lighting shop).

L15

Continue along Crescent Road to the Hales Bar Pub.

Hale's Bar

Plq32

The Plaque is :

On the wall of the building to the far right of the building.

L16

Cross Crescent Road and turn right. The Royal Pump Room Museum is ahead on your left.

Royal Pump Room

Plq15

The Plaque is :

On the side of the Royal Pump Room Museum, opposite Valley Gardens entrance (Cornwall Road).

L17

Walk back round the Museum to Crown Place.

Crown Place

Plq07

The Plaque is :

Half way down Crown Place, on stone front opposite the Royal Pump Room Museum.

L18

Continue up Crown Place to the arched recess on the corner of the Hotel, up from Five Shillings Brasserie. (This plaque is coloured RAF Blue)

Spitfire Aircraft

Plq86

The Plaque is :

In the recess, far left of Crown Hotel

If you wish, after The Pump Room plaque, you can add an extension into Valley Gardens to walk the Valley Garden Trail (12 plaques,  0.8 mile, 1.3 km).  If so cross the road (Valley Drive) to the main entrance to Valley Gardens and follow the Valley Gardens Trail instructions. 

The full Town Centre Trail continues with the Montpellier Trail.  If you wish to finish here and return to the Tourist Information Centre, then retrace your steps to Hale's Bar and walk along Crescent Road.

To continue to the Montpellier Trail.