Harrogate in North Yorkshire is Britain's original spa town. The town's first well was discovered in 1571 by William Slingsby who christened the town "the English Spa".
The development of the town has been inextricably linked to its wells and throughout the last two centuries people travelled from all over Europe to "take the waters". During the 1920s Harrogate was the UK's largest exporter of mineral water, but by the end of the 1970s the water industry in Harrogate had all but vanished.
In May 2002 the brand was reintroduced to the UK market following an investment of over £3 million in a brand new, state of the art bottling plant at Harlow Hill just above the famous Valley Gardens.
Harrogate Spring Water is sourced from water-bearing rocks near the centre of town, 45 metres below the ground. It is renowned for being low in sodium, having a well-balanced mineral content and a slightly sweet flavour. The sparkling water is only lightly carbonated – meaning it can be drunk comfortably in large quantities and goes well with any type of food. It has received international recognition by winning the gold medal at the International Water Tasting Awards at Berkeley Spring in the USA .
The bottling plant boasts state-of-the-art equipment in order to offer the widest choice of packaging formats in both glass and PET, and even the 10 litre bag in box, which is unique to the UK.
Harrogate Spring Water is now established among the top 10 bottled water brands in the UK and is the fastest growing British water brand. Over 50,000,000 bottles a year are sold throughout Britain