Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK

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Where to stay around Harrogate?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 167 holiday lettings near Harrogate. From 87 cottages to 43 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Harrogate is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Harrogate?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Harrogate. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Harrogate International Centre: 750 holiday lettings
  • Rudding Park Golf Course: 725 holiday lettings
  • Harrogate Theatre: 746 holiday lettings
  • Harlow Carr Gardens: 571 holiday lettings
  • Valley Gardens: 664 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Harrogate listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Harrogate?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 87 cottages in Harrogate. Our other popular types of Harrogate holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 43 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 24 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 8 self catering accommodations

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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Harrogate, Yorkshire your home away from home

Harrogate is in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It became popular during the 19th century for its spa springs which were used for medicinal treatments. Today it is also well-visited for its elegant architecture, shopping, restaurants, gardens and proximity to the Yorkshire Dales.

Things to Do in Harrogate, Yorkshire Take Tea at Bettys

Bettys Tea Rooms are a local institution and are the place to visit for lunch or afternoon tea. Although not cheap, there is always a line of customers waiting to be seated. There are currently six locations which all have delightful old interiors and serve Yorkshire tea and homemade treats with both Swiss and Yorkshire influences. Shopping

Harrogate’s main shopping district can be found along Cambridge Street, Oxford Street and Beulah Street. There are a range of chain stores, boutiques and gifts shops in these areas.  

Walking and Hiking

The Yorkshire Dales are right on the doorstep of your Harrogate holiday home and are a beautiful area of the country to explore on foot. There are many public footpaths and open moorland to explore, or walk along the narrow lanes to one of the nearby village pubs for lunch.

Places to Visit Near Harrogate, Yorkshire RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

These delightful botanical gardens are just a mile from Harrogate town centre and provide a colourful day out at any time of year. The Royal Horticultural Society has something for everyone from vegetable gardens to wild flower meadows and from woodland arbors to pretty alpines.

Fountains Abbey

This world Heritage Site is focused upon one of the largest abbey ruins in the UK. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the towering Huby’s Tower stands 172 feet tall. Don’t be put off by the term “ruin” – there are beautiful cloisters, the refectory and the nave to explore before heading for the Georgian water gardens.

Harewood House

This impressive stately home is located about 7 miles from Harrogate and is a member of the Treasure Houses of England. A guided tour will reveal a splendid interior with furniture by Thomas Chippendale and a host of beautiful state rooms full of antique treasures and artworks.

Weather in Harrogate, Yorkshire

Harrogate’s location means that the summer months are generally cool with showers and winters are cold with occasional snow. Average highs in the summer months are 70°F (21°C) and January highs are around 44°F (6°C). It is generally drier than other areas as it is in the rain shadow of the Pennines, but it is quite high above sea level. Rainfall is consistent throughout the year at a couple of inches per month.

Travel to Harrogate, Yorkshire

Harrogate is easily reached by car via the M1 which runs just 6 miles east of the town. Harrogate is also on a main railway line with rail links all over the country. The station is located just ½ a mile from the town centre.

For those who want to fly to the area, the nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport which is 10 miles from your Harrogate holiday rental.

Attractions in and around Harrogate

First time in Harrogate and looking for places to see? Take the children and visit York Dungeon, Harlow Carr Gardens and York Gate Garden. Don't miss landmarks such as Turkish Baths and Health Spa and Royal Pump Room Museum, and unique cultural highlights such as Harrogate Theatre and Royal Hall. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for green spaces such as Townclose Hills Nature Reserve. You can take a shopping trip to Shambles, Otley Market and Kirkgate Arcade. Want to take in a game or event? Get tickets for First Direct Arena. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region such as York Minster, Fountains Abbey or Kirkstall Abbey to your agenda.