Category Archives: Locals Guides

Spotlight on: Lighthouse

Lighthouse shop front

Our series highlighting some of the best indies in Harrogate continues with a look at Lighthouse Lighting & Living. A newcomer to the town’s independent scene, the shop opened on Cold Bath Road in July after relocating from Lancashire. We … Continue reading

Spotlight on: Imagined Things

Imagined Things

Here at Baltzersen’s, we are known for celebrating the best of Harrogate’s independent businesses and we’re delighted to welcome a new ‘edition’ to the scene. Local book shop, Imagined Things, owned by published author Georgia Duffy opened in the Westminster … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Adult Education in Harrogate

Adult education in Harrogate includes community choir Rock Up and Sing!

As September approaches, there’s always a back-to-school feel in the air. Kids are busy choosing their new pencil cases, trying on school shoes and complaining about the impending start of term. But it’s also the time when there are lots … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide: Rainy Day Activities Around Harrogate

indoor play centres around Harrogate

Yes, we know it’s summer and we should be talking about all the great outdoor places you can explore with your children during the holidays. But the weather has been a bit flaky lately (to say the least) and it’s … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Pubs with Beer Gardens in Harrogate

Living in Harrogate, we are fortunate that we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside. When the weather is dry, there’s nothing better than enjoying the great outdoors and making the most of one of the best aspects of our area. For some, … Continue reading

Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Dressing for Ladies’ Day

Ladies' Day

Ladies’ Day is an occasion for fashionistas to shine – even if the sun doesn’t. If you’re heading to the races in Yorkshire over the summer we’ve sourced some of the best Harrogate indies for your post frocks and fascinators. … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Commercial Street, Harrogate

The Cheeseboard on Commercial Street, Harrogate.

In the next instalment of our Locals’ Guide series, we’re taking a stroll along Commercial Street, Harrogate. This buzzing area is home to more than 20 independent shops and businesses offering a wealth of retailing expertise. Did you know more … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the Best Fish and Chips in Harrogate

It may be a true British staple, but it can still be a minefield: how to you know where to find the best fish and chips in Harrogate? Fear not! We are here to help, and to do the very … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Gluten Free Food in Harrogate

Photo of gluten free food in harrogate, waffles at Baltzersen's Scandinavian cafe in Harrogate

It can often be difficult for people with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance to find good places to eat. And with Coeliac and Gluten Free Awareness week 2017 just around the corner, from 8th-14th May, we thought it would be … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to the Best Bike Shops in Harrogate

Head to Prologue on Cold Bath Road for all you need when you're cycling in Harrogate

Ever since the announcement that the Tour de France was coming to Yorkshire, Harrogate has had a reputation as a great place for cyclists. With a growing number of local cycle paths – not to mention nearby routes out into … Continue reading