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Destination guide

Harrogate bed & breakfasts offer picturesque gardens

Harrogate is situated about 35 kilometres west of York and remains a top holiday destination due to its fancy spas and scenic countryside. The RHS Garden Harlow Carr boasts numerous picturesque gardens with tulips, bluebells and roses in full bloom during the spring. You can also attend events that offer tips on environment-friendly gardening and conservation. Harrogate Theatre delights audiences with its dance and comedy performances and provides comfortable seating throughout the venue. Most York-area B&Bs near Harrogate feature beds with high-quality mattresses and clean linens to help you sleep peacefully. The in-room heaters give needed warmth in the winter.


Heritage sites near Harrogate holiday homes

The broad history and heritage of Harrogate are celebrated in local stately homes, castles and museums with fascinating artefacts. Holiday homes can be found near landmarks like the Harewood House, an 18th-century stately home with lavish interiors and masterpieces of artwork, and Spofforth Castle, the ruins of a 13th-century fortified manor house and the former residence of the Percy family. The Knaresborough Castle, the ruins of a fortress from the 1300s on a verdant hilltop with river views, and Ripley Castle, a stately home from the 1300s that was once the country baronet’s seat, are also lovely places to explore.

Things to do

Things to do near Harrogate holiday homes

Harrogate has numerous attractions for entertainment and excitement during your retreat. Holiday homes can be found near destinations like the Royal Pump Room, a museum within a pump house that recounts Harrogate’s story as a spa town, and the Great Yorkshire Show, an agricultural show venue with major livestock, machinery and rural festivals. You could also visit Valley Gardens Harrogate, an expansive park with colourful seasonal flower displays, a children’s playground and a skate park, or RHS Garden Harlow Carr, a site of specially-designed gardens reflecting the Yorkshire landscape with trails, tea rooms and a log maze.


Activities and attractions in Harrogate

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Harrogate a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Turkish Baths and Health Spa (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • York Dungeon (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Harrogate Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Pannal Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Log Heights (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Harrogate

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Harrogate is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Valley Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Mother Shipton's Cave (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Plumpton Rocks (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Stockeld Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Harrogate

The nearest airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is 36 mi (58 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Harrogate Station, Hornbeam Park Station and Starbeck Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Food & drink

Sample cuisine in Harrogate

Yorkshire’s moors, dales and coasts offer fertile ground for local food and produce. From black pudding and Yorkshire curd tart to pheasant, smoked fish and dressed crab, you’ll find some of the most unique culinary delights in Harrogate restaurants and eateries. Give Yorkshire pudding, artisan cheese and craft brews a try to see what makes the cuisine of Yorkshire so unique and distinctive. Many restaurants and eateries near the holiday homes in Harrogate honour the culinary tastes of the region with traditional dishes and signature recipes that are sure to please.

Family friendly

Fun with the kids near Harrogate holiday cottages

Harrogate is the ideal destination for a family holiday, due to its many kid-focused attractions and locations. Holiday homes are available near such destinations as Stockeld Park, a summer adventure park on a vast estate with an ‘enchanted’ forest, toadstool seats and a yew-tree maze, and the Christmas Adventure Office, a festive theme park with a Yuletide theme, Nordic skiing, ice skating, a snowflake maze and appearances from Santa. For an educational experience, visit the Nidderdale Museum, a museum of local lifestyle and industry with heritage workplaces and homes. You could also visit Mother Shipton’s Cave, a park with a connection to a legendary witch, a network of caves and a well that can purportedly turn things to stone.

Good for couples

Romance in Harrogate holiday cottages

The picturesque landscape and historic charm of Harrogate make it the ideal destination for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Intimate holiday cottages can be found near romantic destinations like the Mercer Art Gallery, a gallery with a large collection of 19th- and 20th-century masterpieces and temporary exhibits, and the Stray, a beautiful, open parkland that links the spa town’s curative springs. The Nidd Gorge, a forested valley with a cascading river and many wildlife species, and the Brimham Rocks, a mysterious rock formation surrounded by moorland, are also lovely places to visit.

Can I find a vacation rental around Harrogate?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 802 vacation rentals near Harrogate. From 412 cottages to 548 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Harrogate for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.