Harrogate BID Summer Water Trail: Harrogate Trivia
If you’ve been around town recently you’ve probably spotted our Water Trail posters. Each poster has a trivia question – all answers are related to our beautiful town Harrogate. The questions are
based on four topics: Places, Sport, History and Famous For
If you’re having a little trouble answering all the questions – we thought we’d give you a little help.
Scroll down below for the answers!
So here goes, Let’s start with Places….
Did you know Harlow Carr is one of five public gardens around the UK run by RHS?
Harrogate’s war memorial – just across the road from Bettys is called the Cenotaph. We can’t wait for Panto season – we’ve missed you Harrogate Theatre and can’t wait to see Cinderella this winter!
Did you know during World War II trenchers were dug on The Stray, so German planes wouldn’t land there. The beautiful Valley Gardens was created 1946.
Harrogate does very well when it comes to sport. Especially when it comes to cycling; we hosted the UCI Road World Championships in 2019 and the final stage of Tour De France in 2014.
Harrogate is home to some fine sports people too. Jack Laughter trained at The Hydro and won a Gold medal at the Olymics in Diving and the nicest man in football, and our current England Football Manager Gareth Southgate lives close to here too.
Harrogate has lots of famous exports – and the things we make, are arguably the best in the world. A Fat Rascal from Bettys, Yorkshire Tea, Harrogate Spring Water, Slingsby Gin or Farrah’s toffee – all some of Harrogate’s finest exports – even the Queen would agree.
Finally – a bit of history for you. We’ve had a few famous visitors to Harrogate: Charles Dickens described it as the queerest place with strangest people in it. Agatha Christie loved it so much she created her own murder mystery by disappearing to The Old Swan Hotel in 1926. The Turkish Baths date back to the 19th Century and are still open today. In 2020 Captain Sir Tom Moore opened the NHS Nightingale hospital – a temporary hospital to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.