Location and Directions

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Location & Directions

a North Yorkshire Retreat

Being near Ripley makes Nidd the perfect location if you want to stay in the southern part of North Yorkshire – known as God’s own county. And we have luxury boutique accommodation for you. We are just 5 miles from the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, while the cathedral city of Ripon lies 8 miles to the north.

The village of Ripley is a mile and a half from The Vicarage. Its 14th century castle is a very sought-after wedding venue. Such a glorious backdrop. Hundreds of acres of gardens and deer park are open to the public – getting married is not required!  No visit to Ripley village is complete without venturing into its ice cream shop or the beer garden at The Boar’s Head.

The ancient market town of Knaresborough is 4 miles away. Both Harrogate and Knaresborough have railway stations connecting to the wider network. The east coast main line service from Edinburgh to London stops at York. London is just 2 hours away.

Numerous Harrogate-based taxi firms serve the area.  The drive from Harrogate train station to The Vicarage currently costs £15.

The 36 bus runs numerous times each hour between Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds and offers wifi and USB power. The nearest stop is one mile away.

Our closest airport is Leeds Bradford (16 miles) or Manchester (56 miles) plus a number of regional airports in the wider area.

The Vicarage BB


The Vicarage, Town Street, Nidd North Yorkshire HG3 3BL

To find Nidd, North Yorkshire:

From the North or South, you will find us off the A61 Harrogate to Ripon Road. From the South, head from Harrogate towards Ripon. After the second Ripley roundabout continue towards Ripon and after 1/3 mile turn right onto Nidd Lane, just by a bus stop sign. If you miss it take the next right which is Green Lane.

If you are coming from the North, take the Ripon bypass and head for Harrogate.  After three miles the road will open up with an overtaking lane. After the overtaking lane has run out, keep your eyes peeled for a sign for The Malt Shovel on your left, and turn on to Green lane.

Whether you are on Nidd Lane or Green Lane you will come to a T-junction. Turn right.  You will see the gable end of the mews building on your left after a few hundred yards.

If you are coming from Knaresborough go down the main street and turn left at the mini roundabout. 50 yards later turn right at the next mini roundabout. Drive out of the town up the hill. After 2.3 miles you will see a sign for The Malt Shovel Inn and Brearton. Follow this road (but do not go into Brearton) for 2.5 miles and you will see The Vicarage B&B sign on your left.

Turn into the gravelled yard and look for your designated parking spot.

Some SatNav systems are determined to send you to Nidd Hall Hotel. If this happens, please be defiant. Exiting the hotel’s main gate simply turn left and after a few hundred yards take the first left onto Town Street. You will see the red post box on your left once you have turned. Follow this road and you will reach The Vicarage B&B sign your right after 0.75 miles.

Visit our Boutique Rooms

They are individually decorated in rich colours contrasting with the sweep of pristine white cotton bed linen on king-sized beds, some of it specially sourced from the Belgian and South African suppliers we have been using for years.


Yew is the neighbouring room to ASH. It is just a little smaller, but doesn’t feel like it with its high ceiling. A good choice for spotting wildlife.


Oak is the room closest to the main house with windows to the east and south. It has its own courtyard and barbecue.


Ash is in the middle of the mews building and is the largest of the rooms with a little more floor space and a high ceiling.

The Vicarage Harrogate is a B&B with a difference in the small village of Nidd, just north of Harrogate. 

Town Street, Nidd
Harrogate, North Yorkshire