Society for Endocrinology BES 2012

Venue and travel options

The town

Harrogate is a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops, flower shows, Turkish baths and antique shops.  The town is also famous for its associations with the great English crime novelist Agatha Christie, who disappeared here for a few days in the 1930s!

The conference venue

Within walking distance of the town centre, the Harrogate International Centre is a versatile conference and exhibition space and is the second largest venue outside London. The conference auditorium seats 2000 and has many breakout rooms and exhibition areas.

Transport links to Harrogate

By train:

Mainline services are to Leeds and York, then regional railways to Harrogate. The Conference Centre is 10 – 15 minute walk from the station. A taxi fare is approximately £4.00.

By car:

From London: M1 and then A1(M), exit at Wetherby. Harrogate is 9 miles from this exit.
From the North: A1, exit at Wetherby or Knaresborough. Harrogate is 8 miles from this exit.
From the East: M621 and A1(M), exit at Wetherby.
From the West: M56, M62 and A1(M), exit at Wetherby.

By air:

Leeds Bradford International Airport is a 20 minute drive from Harrogate. Alternatively, Manchester Airport is a 75 minute drive.