Villages outside harrogate?

(7 Posts)
HugeBowlofChips Wed 15-Feb-12 19:52:15

We live west of Harrogate in Birstwith. We moved here in the summer after only living in city centres. I wouldn't go back to a city now. The countryside is so beautiful and quiet (in a good way). It only takes us 10 minutes to get into the centre of Harrogate anyway. I feel like we've got the best of both worlds.

Wetherby is a proper town, not a village. Nice though.

PM me if you want to chat more.

HarrogateMum Sun 09-Oct-11 16:24:30

sbt2 - I live in Pannal too but grew up in Bilton which I loved - it's on the other side of Harrogate and has the library (as long as they don't close it!), plenty of local shops etc and two primary schools.

If you are more of a towny have you considered the area round the Dragons in the town centre? We used to live there pre children and loved it, a walk into town, to the cinema, to the train station, to Asda etc! ONly downside was the odd pizza box chucked in your front garden on a Saturday night!

Can't comment on Wetherby, used to work near there but never lived there!

sbt2 Tue 04-Oct-11 21:20:38


Thanks! Yes i drive, two children age 3 1/2 and 4 months. Price range £240mark so not rich lol. I am a towny i suppose, i like eating out, theatre, cinema, taking kids to clubs and baby classes. Would need a shop!
Not churchy, friendly and easy going - sounds like a dating ad lol

Did go to spofforth and panna; which was nice but couldnt afford much there...

Wetherby any good? Decision decisions!!

knaresboroughlass Thu 29-Sep-11 11:56:29

tell us a bit more about yourself - do you drive? Age of children? Country type? Rich? Poorer? need a shop./pub etc? Churchy? price range-ish?
Then I can advise better smile

AWimbaWay Sat 24-Sep-11 19:16:07

Hi sbt2,

There are lots of nice villages around Harrogate. I live in Pannal which I love. Other villages I would consider are Follifoot, Spofforth, Beckwithshaw, North Rigton and Kirkby Overblow. Hope you find what you're looking for!

sbt2 Tue 20-Sep-11 12:35:48

Anyone? We will come up to visit in the next couple of weeks so would be great help....

sbt2 Sat 17-Sep-11 09:19:34

Hello, looking to make a move up to harrogate but not sure if to go for harrogate itself or a surrounding village. Any recommendations? Would need a good primary school too. Thanks!

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