Another British town that owes its existence to natural springs and the spas that sprung up as a result, Harrogate long languished under the reputation as a hotspot for silver-haired travellers. However, the town has shaken off that dodgy accolade and welcomes all ages to its picturesque delights.
Where to stay: Try The Studley Hotel or The Kimberley Hotel – both are worth their four stars.
Where to eat and drink: Van Zeller, in the Montpelier Quarter, is named after Michelin-trained chef Tom Van Zeller, and offers everything from a set lunch to a tasting menu if you’re looking to splash some cash. Betty’s tea room, meanwhile, is as Yorkshire as they come, and the place to go for your cake fix.
Don’t miss: A dip in one of the town’s spas, as well as an aimless meander round the 120-acre Valley Gardens.