We've just returned from our first visit and enjoyed a very nice weekend. We stayed at harrogatecaravanpark.co.uk which is on the Great Yorkshire Showground just a couple of miles from the town centre. This was the old CC site which I believe has been closed for a year or two but has re-opened this year after being re-furbished. The wardens couldn't have been more helpful and on booking in you're issued with a town map and bus timetable. It's not a massive site but there are plenty of hardstandings. It rained non-stop from 3pm Friday till about 8am Saturday but the ground seemed to drain well. Next door is a great shop and cafe. It also offers a good gluten free menu. Fodder.co.uk. I even managed to track some of the Hendersons Relish down as reccommended by Dux Next to the cafe is a huge Sainsbury's , with fuel. The bus stop into town is on the main road outside Sainsbury's, 3 per hour and they accept dogs. A couple of minutes walk over a field opposite the site (but on an all year suface) gets you to thetravellersrestharrogate.co.uk sadly we didn't get round to trying it (one for next time). This area is also ideal for dog excercise. (This is used as parking when they have the big shows on though). We really liked Harrogate itself, lots of interesting individual shops and boutiques alongside your usual High Street ones. Plenty of green spaces and people were so friendly (up North obviously). So many places to eat! Didn't manage Betty's this time. Oh yes - people are very well turned out here, glad I took some decent clothes. Next time I'd like to visit RHS Harlow Carr which is close by - oh that has it's own Betty's too. There is lots to do and see easily from this site. Sadly the site is closing shortly for winter but will re-open in March.