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?
5. It's the hometown of Jim Carter
The Downton Abbey star originally hails from Harrogate.
6. It's one of the happiest places to live
Harrogate was named 'happiest place to live' by Rightmove for three years running.
7. Harrogate used to be two villages...
The town used to be two separate villages, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate.
8. You could drink the sulphur water...
Harrogate spa water contains iron, sulphur and common salt. The town became known as 'The English Spa' in the Georgian era after its waters were discovered in the 16th century. Drinking the water used to be a common fixture for school trips.