Stray Autumn.jpg
The Crown Hotel pana
The Crown Hotel pana

press to zoom
The Sun Pavilion pana
The Sun Pavilion pana

press to zoom
The Royal Baths pana
The Royal Baths pana

press to zoom
The Crown Hotel pana
The Crown Hotel pana

press to zoom
1/3
04 Bettys.jpg

Celebrate our past - Enhance our present  - Shape our future

04 Pump Room Museum medium.jpg

Royal Pump Room Museum

Harrogate was one of the original English Spa towns, with the first medicinal waters discovered in 1571. Set in the magnificent North Yorkshire countryside it became one of England’s most popular spa towns. Today its fine Victorian and Edwardian public buildings, hotels and private homes,  elegant town centre  streets, and 200 acres of parkland (known locally as “the Stray”) ensure Harrogate’s popularity as a place to live, work and visit.

10 Conference Centre.jpg

Harrogate Civic Society was established in 1971, part of the nationwide Civic Society movement (Civic Voice), committed to celebrating the town’s architectural and social history, to contributing to discussions about how the town is developed, and to ensuring that Harrogate both retains the best of its historic character and embraces the future.

Harrogate Convention Centre

Plq38 A Beech Villa.jpg

We are proud to be involved in civic projects that enhance the town, particularly our recent creation of a website showing all of the Harrogate Heritage Plaques, and suggesting walking trails that guide you around the town.

Final Logo 2 - Well only.jpg

We always welcome people who support our aims and share our interests. For a very modest membership fee (see "Join us") you will help the work of the Civic Society (run entirely by volunteers), receive our regular Newsletter (see "Newsletters" for recent examples), and get advance notice of our Events (which include talks, visits and social gatherings. See "Events" for examples)

News & Updates

HSW.jpg
Meeting with County Councillors

HCS meet NYCC Councillors to discuss Community Governance Review.

Nov

2022

HSW.jpg
Belgian Refugees

New article added to Harrogate People.

Sep

2022

HSW.jpg
Heritage Open Days

The Heritage Open Days 2022 schedule is now available.

Aug

2022

HSW.jpg
Convention Centre Talk

Our final talk of the year on Nov 29th.

Nov

2022

HSW.jpg
New Brown Plaque

A new plaque has been unveiled on Grove Road.

Sep

2022

HSW.jpg
Harrogate on Film

See details & booking information of this exciting new event

July

2022

HSW.jpg
Louis Copé

New article added to Harrogate People.

Oct

2022

HSW.jpg
Royal Walk

A new trail has been created to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Aug

2022

HSW.jpg
Railway Exhibition

A free public exhibition at Harrogate Railway Station. Now extended !

July

2022

HSW.jpg
Railway Exhibition

Dates for the exhibition extension: 5 & 6 Nov, 3 & 4 Dec. 10:00 to 16:00.

Oct

2022

HSW.jpg
Android Phone App

The Android Phone App for the Plaques Walking Trails has been updated.

August

2022

HSW.jpg
New Brown Plaques

Three new brown plaques have been installed.

June

2022

Website designed and maintained by Chris Dicken.  All photographs by Chris Dicken unless otherwise indicated.