Destination guide

Travel to friendly Old Harlow

Learn about the unique charm of Old Harlow with a stay in a private vacation home. This welcoming and relaxing city entices travelers with its bars and restaurants. South Park and Kelvedon Hatch are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Old Harlow

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Old Harlow a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bishop's Stortford Golf Club (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Ash Valley Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Royal Gunpowder Mills (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Paradise Wildlife Park (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Lee Valley White Water Centre (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Willow Cottage Theatre (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Old Harlow

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Old Harlow. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • South Park (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Hatfield Forest (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Lee Valley Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Epping Forest (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Willow Cottage Theatre (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Gilwell Park (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Old Harlow

The nearest airport is in London (STN-Stansted), located 8.7 mi (14 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into London (LCY-London City), which is 19.9 mi (32 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Harlow Mill Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Harlow, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 104 vacation rentals around Harlow. From 43 condo and apartment rentals to 35 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Harlow?

Nothing comes close to the refreshing stillness of rural living. No hum of traffic or car alarms honking. Just you and the peace and quiet of the countryside! Vrbo has 12 rural getaway rentals in this destination. Searching for a different vacation vibe? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our selection here includes:

  • 10 town vacation rentals.
  • 8 village vacation rentals.
  • 7 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Harlow?

Forget about sterile hotel rooms. Soak up this destination from the comfort of your very own apartment. You can take your pick from 52 different options with the help of Vrbo. If you make your reservation soon, you could spend as little as $104 per night. If that doesn't match your family's taste, we've got a number of other rental options to select from, such as:

  • House: 41 vacation homes. Prices start from $38 per night.
  • Hotel: 29 vacation homes. Prices start from $44 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 19 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.

Can I stay in Harlow in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than being somewhere totally new with extended family and friends. The best news is Vrbo has some options to suit large groups. Why not take a peek at the 16 apartment vacation homes available here? They're the most popular option for big groups of visitors. Rental options in this area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 28 vacation homes ideal for that size. Book a night from just $139.
  • If you've got 5 in your family, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 13 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices start at $78 per night.
  • Traveling with 7 guests? We have 7 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices begin at just $273 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your cousin and all your buddies to Harlow.

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