As one of Yorkshire's most distinctive destinations, Harrogate is an elegant option in this rural part of the country. With a chic tea and coffee shop culture alongside handsome architecture, this spa town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales is full of character. Stop off at Betty's tearooms for their famous afternoon tea, wander around the boutiques and craft shops, or treat yourself to a cosy pub lunch with friends or family. Discover the beauty of Harrogate at your own pace, and if you wish to stride out into the great outdoors, a short drive away is the breathtaking Dales. Explore our collection of affordable Harrogate cottages and find the perfect break for you and your loved ones. If you're after more inspiration then scroll for our suggestions of things to see and do in the area.