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Knaresborough Castle

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Address: Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
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+44 1423 500600
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Knaresborough Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument which is owned by the...

Knaresborough Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument which is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and maintained by Harrogate Borough Council. The grounds surrounding Knaresborough Castle are opened as a public park and provide a haven in the centre of the town. The Castle is located on top of a high cliff and has dramatic views across to the viaduct and of the River Nidd. The grassed areas are enhanced with mature trees and colourful flowerbeds.

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Visit to a beautiful peaceful place

The views from the castle are fantastic and well worth a visit at any time of the year. Lovely to sit a while and watch the world go by.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The views from the castle are fantastic and well worth a visit at any time of the year. Lovely to sit a while and watch the world go by.

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North Yorkshire England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today. It was a really cold morning and not very busy. The museum was closed until Easter. It was a nice pleasant walk around and a perfect place to view the river nidd and railway bridge over the river. We walked down to the river and stopped at a cafe to warm up. We would have walked around... More 

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Saltaire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle is largely gone with only the keep and a few outer walls remaining Free to walk around and look Great place to get views of the river old town and rail bridge

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the remains of a castle which is well worth a visit. You can climb the steps from the riverside or access it from town if you have physical restrictions. There is no access into the castle itself, which to be honest is small and the size of a single turret but the information provided about it's history and... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't mind walking up steep step and if you like to touch a bit of history, you will enjoy visiting this place. Good walk, lovely views. Worth every step.

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Thank Krankelinka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely preserved piece of history, we were there when the ravens were on site, you can pay to go inside or admire the views and the flower beds outside, we have also visited the castle museum.

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Thank Robert C
Burnley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great town to walk around with good quality tea shops and Not High Prices suggest a drive to lower knaresborough and take a walk on the river side or park at the castle yard and if you can make it !! walk down the steep steps to the river side and enjoy a cup of tea at the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A crisp afternoon over the new year weekend. A sharp chill in the air so where better to walk than atop a hill with view across Knaesborough and surrounding amongst the remaining charms of the castle On a winters day it's not a long pleasure but it's a small moment of calm in a barmy world

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walks can be found down by the river and close to the castle. Offers wonderful view of train viaduct and Waterside activities.

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Coningsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit , the view is fantastic . The museum was not open but was well worth going for the scenery.

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