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.

High Houses ref: UK2078

Wath, near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£755-£2229

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4 star rating
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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
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Springfield Farm - Fellbeck ref: 9565

Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£311-£697

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4 star rating
Ideal as a base after walks over hills and Nidderdale, Fellbeck offers relaxation and comfort after a day exploring.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Buttercup Cottage ref: DC4894

Ripley near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£329-£602

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4 star rating
A charming conversion with open views over farmland to Ripley Castle Lakes.
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    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Old Barn ref: 26170

Winksley Banks, near Harrogate, Harrogate & Area

£555-£1185

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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
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Thistle Hill Farm Cottages - The Dairy ref: CC217024

Knaresborough, Harrogate & Area

£289-£602

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4 star rating
York and Harrogate make interesting days out from this lovingly converted barn which is just a mile from the centre of Knaresborough.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sleights Barn ref: UK2252

Rainton, near Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£489-£769

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4 star rating
In a peaceful location with good road links to popular areas including York, Ripon, Knaresborough, Whitby and Richmond.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sunnybank ref: UK2366

Summerbridge, near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£335-£734

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3 star rating
Enjoy exploring Nidderdale on foot or by bike, or spend the day in Harrogate, with its Turkish baths and abundance of restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Old Joiners Shop ref: DC4854

Ripon, Harrogate & Area

£381-£608

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4 star rating
Stylish and contemporary property a few minutes walk from the city centre.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Briardene ref: DC4655

Bewerley near Pateley Bridge, Harrogate & Area

£434-£806

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4 star rating
This contemporary property is in an ideal location for visiting nearby country houses.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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