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