Harrogate is a jewel in Yorkshire’s crown! Perfect for just a weekend break – but with plenty to keep you entertained for a much longer stay!
This elegant town has enjoyed a fashionable reputation as “the in place” to visit since the Georgians first promenaded in the Valley Gardens (now an English Heritage Grade II listed site) after taking the spa waters! This put Harrogate firmly on the map and it’s been a chic destination for visitors from all over the world ever since – and they are never disappointed.
Where to stay in Harrogate – the best selection of self catering properties
We can offer a wide range of self catering Harrogate accommodation from holiday apartments to town houses – we even have cottages (why not try Teapot Cottage for size?)! Whether you are looking for an apartment just for two (St Mary’s Apartment or Harrogate Central Suites fit the bill), a townhouse for 8 (take a look at Station Town House or Belmont House) or a group of apartments in Harrogate for a larger gathering (Parliament Street Apartments are right in the centre of town), we have the very widest choice of Harrogate accommodation.
What to do in Harrogate?
If you love to shop – enticing window displays of major high street and independent retailers alike line the wide Victorian boulevards of the upper town and the intimate cobbled streets and Georgian buildings at the bottom of the Pier head. It’s the perfect place to browse and select that perfect gift for a loved one – or perhaps even an indulgence for yourself.
Antique and art lovers will find plenty to enjoy with a thriving community of antique and art shops as well as regular art and antiques fairs attracting dealers from far and wide.
The best places to eat and drink in Harrogate
And for when you have shopped until you drop – revive yourself in one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars – expect to find many well known and loved eateries, along with refreshing individual offerings from artisan coffee shops and craft bakeries to restaurants influenced by every continent under the sun. Bean and Bud coffee shop, La Feria and Norse restaurants and of course the world renowned Bettys Tearoom are among our favourites.
A thriving calendar of events
There’s plenty to please the culture vulture with a packed arts calendar during the year, including the Harrogate International Festival, Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Writer’s Festival, the Comedy Festival and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, bringing fans from across the globe to packed houses in the Theatre, Royal Hall and International Centre.
Thousands of visitors flock to Harrogate’s Yorkshire Event Centre and Harrogate International Centre each year for their hugely popular calendar of events, including the Spring and Autumn Flower shows and the Great Yorkshire Show – both winning prizes for the biggest and best in class!
Take time out!
And if you fancy getting away from the hustle and bustle of the town, there are plenty of glorious green spaces – the 200 acre open parkland known as the Stray is protected by Ancient Charter and extends right into the centre of town – whilst RHS Harlow Carr, located on the western edge of Harrogate, is easily accessible by bus.
So what are you waiting for – there’s so much to do if you book a self catering break in Harrogate – the perfect holiday cottage, apartment or town house is just a phone call or the click of a mouse away!