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.

Hackfall Cottage ref: UKC834

Grewelthorpe, near Masham, Harrogate & Area

£331-£819
4 star rating
Hackfall Cottage
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Featuring a fantastic whirlpool and air bath, this substantial holiday home offers quality accommodation for families of four.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bede Cottage ref: DC4700

Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£403-£734
4 star rating
Stylish cottage situated within a courtyard setting near Ripon Cathedral.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Hayloft ref: DC4338

Bishop Thornton near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£398-£708
4 star rating
Beautiful stylish 15th Century cottage with woodburning stove.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cherry Blossom Cottage ref: DC5436

Kettlesing near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£399-£670
4 star rating
Beautiful detached cottage with en-suite facilities situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Wickwoods ref: UK2104

Wath, near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£519-£1389
3 star rating
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend sometime in total peace and tranquillity, but close to all the local amenities that make your holiday special.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

High Houses ref: UK2078

Wath, near Pateley Bridge , Harrogate & Area

£816-£2153
4 star rating
This spacious stone built cottage is set in an elevated position with fabulous views over Nidderdale, which is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

Old Joiners Shop ref: DC4854

Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£370-£576
4 star rating
Stylish and contemporary property a few minutes walk from the city centre.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

West Wing ref: CC217016

Norwood near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£267-£464
3 star rating
The perfect location for exploring Harrogate, Pateley Bridge and Skipton area.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

1 Covill Barn Cottages ref: W42248

Bouthwaite, near Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, Harrogate & Area

£291-£649
3 star rating
Enjoy walking, cycling or birdwatching from this property, or simply relax in front of the open fire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Joiner’s Shop ref: CC217028

Middlesmoor near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£0-£895
4 star rating
A traditional stone built cottage with three bedrooms and a spacious conservatory boasting wonderful views of the Nidderdale Valley.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Barn ref: 26170

Winksley Banks, near Harrogate, Yorkshire, Harrogate & Area

£572-£934
5 star rating
Pretty location on the edge of Galphay, this barn has beams, flagged floors, exposed stonework and a private hot tub.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Bothy ref: 29056

Laverton, near Ripon, Yorkshire, Harrogate & Area

£243-£654
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Sawmill Cottage ref: CC217031

Middlesmoor near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£405-£854
4 star rating
A traditional cottage commanding unrivalled panoramic views from the conservatory. Enjoy the surrounding rural countryside or visit the thriving towns of Harrogate and Ripon.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fountains Tack Room Cottage ref: CC233106

Risplith near Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£339-£626
4 star rating
A ground floor property with livery facilities available close to both Ripon and Pateley Bridge as well as attractions such as Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Dairy ref: CC217024

Knaresborough, Harrogate & Area

£294-£813
4 star rating
York and Harrogate make interesting days out from this lovingly converted barn which is just one mile from Knaresborough.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT