Harrogate & Area

Stunning countryside, bustling market towns, culture and adventure.....

Known for its splendid Victorian architecture, huge parkland gardens and its health spas, Harrogate has plenty to offer for a great break in the country. While it lies just 20 miles from York, Harrogate and its surrounding area have enough attractions to make it an ideal holiday destination in its own right.

Among the highlights here are the famous Pump Rooms, which continue to function today just as they did when they pumped water to the Royal Baths from the mid-ninteenth-century.

Also well worth a visit are the parkland areas of Harlow Carr Gardens and Valley Gardens, both of which are open all year round and have a wealth of fascinating plants and wildlife. Between enjoying the gardens, you may want to visit the famous Betty's tea shop for a spot of lunch.

Many of the attractions, however, lie just outside Harrogate itself. For example, Knaresborough Castle -- situated on the York Road, three miles out of town - dates back to the 12th century and sits gloriously on the banks of the river. A little further out (15 miles) is the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Built in the 12th century, the abbey grounds include a water mill and an exquisite Elizabethan mansion. The grounds of Studley Royal, meanwhile, are home to more than 500 deer.

Further highlights include Harewood House (7 miles out of town), Skipton Castle (20 miles) and the Settle to Carlisle Railway line, which starts at Settle (30 miles from Harrogate) and is regarded as one of the most spectacular lines in the country.

The Bothy ref: 29056

Laverton, near Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£303-£655
4 star rating
The Bothy
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    2
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    1
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The Stable ref: CC217026

Knaresborough, Harrogate & Area

£368-£824
4 star rating
A pretty ground floor barn conversion just one mile from the centre of Knaresborough.
  • Sleeps
    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

1 Covill Barn Cottages ref: W42248

Bouthwaite, near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£286-£667
3 star rating
Enjoy walking, cycling or birdwatching from this property, or simply relax in front of the open fire.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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The Old Joiner’s Shop ref: CC217028

Middlesmoor near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£452-£895
4 star rating
A traditional stone built cottage with three bedrooms and a spacious conservatory boasting wonderful views of the Nidderdale Valley.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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Springfield Farm - Crossgates ref: 9562

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£295-£653
4 star rating
Situated on the edge of the moors, just 3 miles above Pateley Bridge, this cottage offers a comfortable atmosphere.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hackfall Cottage ref: UKC834

Grewelthorpe, near Masham, Harrogate & Area

£400-£809
4 star rating
Featuring a fantastic whirlpool and air bath, this substantial holiday home offers quality accommodation for families of four.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
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The Old Clockmakers ref: W43633

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£318-£352
4 star rating
Centrally located in Pateley Bridge, this first floor holiday apartment is ideally located for exploring the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Holmelea Cottage ref: CC217029

Middlesmoor near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£895-£895
4 star rating
A contemporary holiday cottage nestled at the head of the picturesque Upper Nidderdale valley which offers unrivalled peace and tranquillity.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Bridge House ref: UKC460

Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£782-£1630
4 star rating
Relax in the cosy snug after a day exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales, or treat yourself to afternoon tea at Betty’s.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Woodlands Cottage ref: IXM

Risplith, near Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£920-£1731
5 star rating
From this fantastic, contemporary property, complete with private hot tub, great local attractions and delightful amenities are just an easy drive away.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

Bramble Cottage ref: DC4893

Ripley near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£278-£505
4 star rating
This charming conversion has open views over farmland to Ripley Castle Lakes.
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Orchard Cottage ref: ITO

Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale, Harrogate & Area

£471-£1157
5 star rating
This property provides the perfect holiday home from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy the rich heritage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Woodside Cottage ref: CC217022

Bewerley near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£590-£642
5 star rating
Former granary with extensive views on the edge of the beautiful town of Pateley Bridge.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Crag House ref: 738

Dallowgill, near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£336-£867
3 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Buttercup Cottage ref: DC4894

Ripley near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£319-£586
4 star rating
A charming conversion with open views over farmland to Ripley Castle Lakes.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT