Harrogate dates from the late 1500s when mineral springs were discovered.By 1740 it was a thriving town off the spa trade and expanded even further in the 1800s and early 1900s. It became one of the places for the London crowd and peerage.
The hotel I stayed in is a bit of a Dowager with an interesting history.
Originally built for the Crown, she passed into private hands, is thought to have hosted some significant political and literary figures and stars from other venues. During WWII the hotel was used extensively by the RAF, not passing back into private hands till the mid 50s. Most rooms are still quite ordinary
but there are some lovely details to the hotel (not pictured are large lobby and lounges complete with leather chair groupings.
The Pump House Museum was closed (next door)
Calypso was finished.