The Harrogate area is the perfect base to stay and enjoy a Yorkshire holiday, with its attractive town centre, stunning countryside and vibrant market towns – it really has it all. Harrogate town centre is a blend of fine historic buildings and buzzy independent shops and restaurants, enveloped in 200 acres of parkland. Within Harrogate town there is much to enjoy including a spa in the historic Turkish Baths, breakfast at the award winning Betty’s and just a pleasant walk from Harrogate the award winning RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.
The historic riverside town of Knaresborough with its castle and vibrant market square is just a ten minute train ride away and a great place to stay as it’s packed with independent shops and eateries.
The countryside just 10 minutes from Harrogate town is stunning, particular mention must go to Nidderdale – a designated area of outstanding beauty, ideal for enjoying the great outdoors – its wonderful walking country, has biking trails and it’s home to the National Trusts Brimham Rocks – the perfect spot to wear the kids out, not forgetting some super rural pubs.
The area south of Harrogate is gorgeous and if you are taking a holiday here this location is perfect for trips to Harewood House (As featured in the ITV drama Victoria), the towns of Ilkley and Skipton, as well as bracing walks up Almscliffe Crag and Otley’s Chevin.
With so many superb eating options from award winning farm shops and delis to top class restaurants like The Ivy and fantastic foodie pubs – self-catering is a great option to get the most of Harrogate and the surrounding area. Take a look at the biggest and best choice of self-catering apartments, town houses and cottages at our site sponsor’s website - Harrogate Holidays