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From Country Inns to City Chic - Where to Stay In and Around Harrogate

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You're spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a place to stay in Harrogate or nearby. In the town centre, you'll find cozy, family-run guesthouses and bed-and-breakfast places, stylish boutique properties, restaurants with rooms, and independent hotels, as well as chain hotels. Outside of town, small inns and B&Bs cluster in and around Ripon and Masham.

Central Harrogate


Staying in central Harrogate gives you the best of both worlds. You're close to restaurants, shops, nightlife, and top visitor sights, including museums and art galleries. But Harrogate is compact, so you also have easy access to the many out-of-town attractions, such as the region's castles, stately homes, gardens, and abbey ruins.


If you're looking for somewhere romantic and stylish, the Montpellier Quarter is the place to find a charming boutique hotel or a restaurant with rooms. There are plenty of budget options here, too. Three-star and 4-star hotels are scattered around downtown Harrogate, and most are within easy walking distance of all the city centre's points of interest.


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Around Ripon


Ripon offers places to stay that are right next to attractions such as Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal, and the town's 7th-century cathedral. You'll find independent shops, galleries, pubs, and restaurants along the town's cobbled streets, and the market square hosts a weekly market. Ripon is only 12 miles from Harrogate, so it's easy to get to the town's sights, shopping, dining, and nightlife.


Accommodation choices in Ripon span the full range, from homey B&Bs and restaurants with rooms to 4-star hotels and luxury inns. Nearby, you'll also find country house hotels with spas and golf courses.


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Masham and surrounding area


For those who want to explore deeper into the countryside around Harrogate, Masham is an ideal base, with family-friendly activities nearby. Wensleydale, famous for its cheese, lies mostly within Yorkshire Dales National Park. Another 2 miles into the park, the small market town of Hawes is home to the Wensleydale Creamery.


In and around Masham, you'll find an array of places to stay. As well as hotels, inns, and B&Bs, there are luxury cottages and converted farm buildings in Masham, Hawes, and around the Dales. In the surrounding countryside you'll also find imaginative accommodation options such as self-catering haylofts on working farms, log cabins, yurts, and tipis.


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