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The West Park Trail (Green) - (1.3 mile, 2.1 km)

This is the third 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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This Trail is designed to follow on from the Montpellier Trail. If you are doing so follow the directions from TCT2 to the first plaque on this Trail.


If just walking this Trail, make your way to Cathcart House, between the Hotel du Vin and the West Park United Reform Church, where you will find the first plaque. 


Turn so that Stray Towers are behind you and take the path across the Stray back to the green ice cream parlour (International Way). Turn Right along West Park and almost immediately use the pedestrian crossing to reach the other side of West Park. Turn right along West Park. Cathcart House is the building on the LHS of West Park United Reform Church.

Cathcart House


The Plaque is :

Next to West Park United Reform Church. On door frame, left hand side.


Walk along West Park to Victoria Avenue. You need to cross to the other side of Victoria Avenue.

Victoria Avenue


The Plaque is :

On the building at the corner with West Park.


Walk back across Victoria Avenue then walk up Victoria Avenue to No 3 (second building after United Reform Church).

Dr. Laura Veale


The Plaque is :

No 3. Second building after West Park United Reform Church. On wall next to gate.


Carry on along Victoria Avenue to the building next to Princess Square/Victoria Ave junction.

George Dawson


The Plaque is :

Next to Princess Square / Victoria Avenue junction. On right hand front post of the building.


Turn left down Princess Square and then right down Raglan Street. Cross Raglan Street by the building which is now Stowe Family Law.

Court House


The Plaque is :

Station Parade end of Raglan Street. On far right post.


Cross back Raglan Street, walk through the gardens with the Library (and Public Toilets) on your right. Turn right to the front of the Library.



The Plaque is :

Next to main entrance door. Right hand side.


Cross Victoria Avenue onto Belford Road to the house on the LH side corner.

Clinical Medical Laboratory


The Plaque is :

Junction with Victoria Avenue. Plaque on house side.


Continue down Belford Road to the 2nd house along from Victoria Avenue.



The Plaque is :

The second house along from Victoria Avenue. On left hand front drive post.


Continue along Belford Road, the Almshouses are on your left (Rogers’ Square).

Rogers' Almshouses


The Plaque is :

On the stone wall, far right of building.


Carry on to the end of Belford Road and turn right down Tower Street. At the end of Tower Street turn left onto West Park. Walk along West Park to the West Park Hotel.
(If you want to miss the next two plaques, continue on until reaching York Place, at the roundabout)

19 West Park


The Plaque is :

Far right hand side of hotel frontage.


Otherwise, retrace your steps and cross West Park using the pedestrian crossing, turn left, and after 20 yards take the path diagonally across the Stray. Cross Otley Road using the pedestrian refuge and then turn right and walk up Otley Road, cross Trinity Road, and No 1 Otley Road is a little further up on your left.

Michael Rennie


The Plaque is :

On the right hand side entrance post.


Walk back down Otley Road and cross Trinity Road. Turn right. Walk along Trinity Road and after about 100 yards you will see the plaque om your left.
The plaque is on The Stray, almost opposite Trinity Church (towards Otley Road).

Brunswick Station


The Plaque is :

On The Stray, almost opposite Trinity Church (towards Otley Road).


(If you missed out Brunswick Station continue along West park.) Otherwise retrace your steps to the far side of Otley Road. Turn right and walk to the roundabout. Carefully cross West Park, by the roundabout (beware very busy road).

Prince of Wales Mansions


The Plaque is :

At junction of West Park / York Place, by the roundabout. On the stone wall.


Turn left along York Place to No 12 York Place.

Florence Nightingale


The Plaque is :

No 12 York Place. On stand in front garden.


Continue along York Place to the last building before Station Parade (by the Traffic Lights).

Royal House


The Plaque is :

Corner of junction with Station Parade. On main gate post.


Cross Station Parade using the crossing at the traffic lights. Walk down Station Parade. Almost immediately are some offices (on your right) where the plaque is located.



The Plaque is :

Near junction of Station Parade & York Place. On the post near the main entrance to the offices.


Continue along Station Parade (past Waitrose), to Victoria Avenue. Cross Victoria Avenue and proceed down the row of shops (with covered veranda). Woods is near the end.

Woods of Harrogate


The Plaque is :

On the shop front, next to the shop entrance.

The full Town Centre trail continues with Trail 4.  If you wish to finish here, proceed back into the Town Centre.

To continue to the Victoria Trail. 

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