Welcome to Harrogate
Harrogate's historic claim as Britain's premier inland spa is based on the 87 different springs arising within the town boundaries.
The basic recommended length for the "cure" was for a period of not less than three weeks for "permanent benefit to be gained" and to be followed, in some instances, by a further visit to the seaside. Visitors were also encouraged to take the waters and bathing treatment under prescription.
|7.00-8.00am||Rise and visit Pump Room for first tumbler of water|
|7.00-8.15am||Walk about, listening to the band|
|8.15am||Take second tumbler of water|
|8.15-9.00am||Listen to the band and if prescribed take third glass of water|
For some people it is advisable that they drive; either by omnibus, carriage, or bath chair but the walk home can be advantageous if it can be accomplished without undue fatigue. Care should be taken to avoid exertion.
|10.00-11.00am||Morning paper or letter writing|
|11.00am||Shopping/Walk/Listen to band/or Bath|
|11.30am||Second visit to Pump Room|
|1.00pm||Rest for half an hour|
|1.30pm||Lunch to be followed by one hour of rest|
Afternoon. Driving, Walking, Cycling, Golfing or third visit to Pump Room. Afternoon tea in Gardens listening to the band
For some patients massage is better than exercise