Holiday or Staycation?

August 19, 2019

Every summer poses the same question: will we go away or have a staycation?

There is something truly magical about going abroad and getting lost in another culture. But there are also  wonders to be found closer to home!

Last year I had a wonderful staycation at Grasmere, The Lake District.  It was great spending time outside and there were so many adventurous walks to go on.

I even managed to fit in a bit of free climbing up rock faces. I love doing that!

This year I am stationing  in Harrogate. Just a mile outside of Harrogate are the wonderful rock formations of Bryman Rocks. They are spectacular to climb, and suitable for all climbing abilities.

Inside the town is great too. There are the Harlow Car gardens, with their very own Betty’s Tea room. A great place to go on walks. Then there is Harrogate Theatre which hosts some great ammeter and profession productions.

So when you plan your next staycation, Harrogate is the place to be!


Need somewhere to stay? Why not stay at one of our cottages? At Artists Cottages, all our properties are just a short walk from the centre of town.


Where do you like to go on Holiday? Do you prefer Staycations or going abroad?

Let us know in comments. We would love to here from you!