Grants Hotel is situated on the quiet leafy Swan road on the outskirts of the town centre.
The spa waters of Harrogate were first discovered in 1571 but it was during the Victorian era that the town enjoyed its heyday, attracting the cream of society and even royalty who delighted in its tranquil and sophisticated atmosphere.
Today the sulphur waters from the original well head may still be tasted in the Royal Pump Room Museum which documents the fascinating history of the spa, and the Victorian legacy is also preserved at the Royal Baths Assembly Rooms, built in 1897, where the more health conscious can luxuriate in the traditional Turkish Baths.
A sense of well- being and relaxation is also sure to result from a pleasant stroll in Harrogate's celebrated gardens. The Valley Gardens, Montpellier Gardens and Prospect Gardens offer a restful retreat from the pressures of modern living and have won numerous national awards for the excellence of their floral displays, including the Bristish Tourist authority's "Britain in Bloom" accolade 6 times.
Surrounding Harrogate are 200 acres of rolling tree-lined lawns known as "The Stray", formerly the Forest of Knaresborough, which has been protected by law against development since 1770.
The lawns extend right to the town centre with its enticing range of stylish boutique and speciality shops, which include no less than 48 antique shopes.
Recent years have witnessed the develpoment of Harrogate into a flourishing commercial centre, many companies being lured by the towns advantageous location and attractive setting.
Harrogates impressive Conference and Exhibition Centre was completed in 1982 and has also recently added new 2 new exhibition halls at the end of 2011. Grants is less than 5 minutes walk away, providing the perfect base for the business man or woman.
Newly connected to London by direct train Harrogate offers excellent transport links.