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, nr. Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£256-£643
4 star rating
The Bothy
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Bridge House ref: UKC460

Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£780-£1659
4 star rating
Location. Location. Location. This spacious, beautifully presented property lies a short stroll from the very heart of Harrogate, perfect for both business and holiday.
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1 Covill Barn Cottages ref: W42248

Bouthwaite, nr. Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£233-£672
3 star rating
Enjoy walking, cycling or birdwatching from this property, or simply relax in front of the open fire.
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Bede Cottage ref: DC4700

Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£393-£734
4 star rating
Stylish cottage situated within a courtyard setting near Ripon Cathedral.
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Cobblers Cottage ref: UK2106

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£281-£702
3 star rating
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With fantastic walks from the doorstep and along the River Nidd, this holiday property is perfect for the outdoorsy type.
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The Old Dairy Cottage ref: E5280

Kirkby Malzeard, nr. Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£242-£316
0 star rating
After a day exploring Ripon, 10 minutes, stroll to the delightful pub for some dinner, just 400 yards away from this detached cottage.
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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.
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Winn Cottage ref: CC217019

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£281-£382
3 star rating
A delightful cosy and compact little cottage for two in a pretty Nidderdale market town.
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White Lodge ref: CC217001

Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£363-£827
4 star rating
Superb holiday cottage accommodation in an idyllic spot with direct access to the river bank.
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The Stable ref: CC217026

Knaresborough, Harrogate & Area

£341-£837
4 star rating
A pretty ground floor barn conversion just one mile from the centre of Knaresborough.
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2 Covill Barn Cottages ref: W40475

Bouthwaite, nr. Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£293-£293
3 star rating
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The Old Barn ref: 26170

Winksley Banks, nr. Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£493-£1108
5 star rating
Pretty location on the edge of Galphay, this barn has beams, flagged floors, exposed stonework and a private hot tub.
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Washburn Lodge ref: E5175

Fewston, nr. Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£354-£719
4 star rating
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Orchard Cottage ref: ITO

Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale, Harrogate & Area

£459-£1189
5 star rating
This property provides the perfect holiday home from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy the rich heritage.
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    6
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    3
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Old Joiners Shop ref: DC4854

Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£361-£576
4 star rating
Stylish and contemporary property a few minutes walk from the city centre.
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