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 Old Barn ref: 26170

Winksley Banks, nr. Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£520-£1108
5 star rating
The Old Barn
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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

1 Covill Barn Cottages ref: W42248

Bouthwaite, nr. Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£272-£672
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

Wood Top Barn ref: CC217013

Bramhope near Otley, Harrogate & Area

£622-£933
4 star rating
Stunning split level accommodation in an enviable rural setting
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Springfield Farm - Fellbeck ref: 9565

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£287-£633
4 star rating
Ideal as a base after walks over hills and Nidderdale, Fellbeck offers relaxation and comfort after a day exploring.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bramble Cottage ref: DC4893

Ripley near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£271-£491
4 star rating
This charming conversion has open views over farmland to Ripley Castle Lakes.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Briardene ref: DC4655

Bewerley near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£411-£763
4 star rating
This contemporary property is in an ideal location for visiting nearby country houses.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Washburn Lodge ref: E5175

Fewston, nr. Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£354-£719
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Springfield Farm - Crossgates ref: 9562

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£287-£633
4 star rating
Situated on the edge of the moors, just 3 miles above Pateley Bridge, this cottage offers a comfortable atmosphere.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

2 Covill Barn Cottages ref: W40475

Bouthwaite, nr. Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£270-£443
3 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Countryman Cottage ref: CC217006

Winksley near Fountains Abbey, Harrogate & Area

£377-£567
4 star rating
Delightful luxury country cottage at ground floor level close to Fountains Abbey.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

White Lodge ref: CC217001

Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£373-£827
4 star rating
Superb holiday cottage accommodation in an idyllic spot with direct access to the river bank.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Winn Cottage ref: CC217019

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£312-£382
3 star rating
A delightful cosy and compact little cottage for two in a pretty Nidderdale market town.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Bothy ref: 29056

Laverton, nr. Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£286-£643
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Mairie Claire Cottage ref: KTP

Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£384-£693
4 star rating
Walks on the Nidd Way right from the door as well as the fashionable spa town of Harrogate nearby.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Lawns Brye ref: CC217030

Burnt Yates near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£228-£568
0 star rating
An attractive stable conversion situated in the Nidderdale AONB. Explore the dramatic rock formations close by, or spoil yourself with a visit to the Turkish Baths in Harrogate.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT