And being a place with such rich culture and history, it's not surprising that there are some interesting facts about the area that not everyone knows.
How many of these were you aware of?
1. Harrogate hosted Eurovision
Harrogated hosted the popular song contest in 1982 at the Convention Centre. Sally Ann Triplett and Stephen Fischer performed One Step Further under the name Bardo, finishing seventh in the competition.
2. It has the last Turkish Baths
The Turkish Baths in Harrogate is one of the last working Turkish baths in the country, dating back to the 19th century.
3. Agatha Christie was found here
When the famous crime novelist disappeared from her home in Surrey in 1926, she was tracked down to Harrogate's Old Swan Hotel.
4. Charles Dickens called it the 'queerest place'
When Charles Dickens visited Harrogate in 1858, he wrote: 'Harrogate is the queerest place with the strangest people in it, leading the oddest lives of dancing, newspaper reading and dining.'