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Hot Guide For Visitors To The Flooring Show

THINKING of visiting Harrogate? Make a weekend of it! Good hotels, good eating, right at the entrance to the stunning Yorkshire Dales, one of the UK’s most beautiful national parks, and only 20 miles from the city of York and its many visitor attractions.
Getting to Harrogate by road:
From London take the M1 then A1(M), exit Wetherby (nine miles from Harrogate) and follow signage;
From the North: A1, exit Wetherby or Knaresborough (Knaresborough exit is eight miles from Harrogate);
From the East: M621 then A1(M), exit Wetherby;
From the West: M56 to M62 then A1(M), exit Wetherby.
Car parking is FREE for all days: The Harrogate International Centre has a large underground car park to be free of charge to all registered Flooring Show visitors on all three open days (first come first served).
By rail:
Train services to and from London Kings Cross are run by East Coast Line to either Leeds or York, from here there are regular Northern Rail services to Harrogate. East Coast runs a direct service from King’s Cross at 5.33pm and a direct return at 7.34am. National Rail enquiries: T: +44 (0)8457 484950
Shuttle bus: A complimentary bus service will run from Harrogate railway station to the Flooring Show during the show opening hours.
By air:
Leeds Bradford Airport is 20 minutes from Harrogate. BA now has three flights a day from Heathrow!
Manchester Airport is 90 minutes from Harrogate with direct trains to Leeds.
Taxis: Blue Line Taxis T: +44 (0)1423 530830 or Yellow Line Taxis T: +44 (0)1423 521531.
The Flooring Show opening times:
Sunday September 21: 9am – 6pm
Monday September 22: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday September 23: 9am – 4pm
Accommodation: Harrogate offers accommodation to suit every taste and budget. A new 107-room Premier Inn is directly connected to the HIC.
How to book: Reservation Highway, the show’s official accommodation agent, has block-booked rooms close to the exhibition, many at exclusive rates. The full list of hotels and online booking form is on the ‘Visit’ section of the show website.
After hours: Harrogate is known for its networking opportunities. With dozens of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes within a short stroll of the show venue, you can relax, entertain, or be entertained to your hearts content!
HIC has arranged special discounts for show visitors with up to 25% off meals in certain eateries. Check the Show Preview for info on discounts.
Show website: For much more information and all updates see the show website
T: +44 (0)1423 779967
The show venue is: Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5LA
T: +44 (0) 1423 500500

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