|Written by m2|
|Tuesday, 09 December 2003 00:00|
Harrogate in North Yorkshire is one of England's most famous Spa towns. Since the discovery of the first medicinal spring in 1571, the small village with the curious sulphur spring evolved into one of the most fashionable Spas in Europe, and a major health resort for the rich and famous.
It was during the latter part of the 18th century that the town started to become a fashionable retreat, as a new social set began to populate the rapidly developing town. Patients were recommended to drink up to two pints of sulphur water a day by their doctors, and bathing was a popular past-time.
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