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Knaresborough Castle

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Address: Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
Phone Number: +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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Beautiful setting.

Really enjoyed the walk on the ground of the castle. Great views of the river and lower part of the city

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Faro District, Portugal
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Faro District, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the walk on the ground of the castle. Great views of the river and lower part of the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to sit and watch the world go around you. Offers a gorgeous view over Knaresborough that is hard to beat! Could stay there for that view for hours. Gorgeous night views as well.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to good for a mooch around A lot nicer in dry weather. Beautiful views Nice cafes around and plenty of atmosphere

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day spent in Knaresborough visited the Castle ,lots to see ,beautiful views well worth a visit .

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk up to the castle through the gardens is beautiful, especially in the Autumn with the changing leaves. The views around the castle are breathtaking and we were interested to find out more about the ravens. Lovely Autumnal walk!

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked round ruins on a beautiful Autumn day. It was great. Free to walk around. Museum only open during spring and summer. Quite a few visitors considering it was so late in the year. Steps down to the river

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go to the Castle and take in the views along the River Nidd through the railway viaduct. Chat to the local people who bring tame Ravens to the courtyard. The walk down to the river and take a good relaxing stroll.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Never been to knaresborough or even heard of it's castle, what a find. The whole area around the castle is excellent. At the time of my visit Ravens where being displayed and the autumn views across the valley and viaduct were amazing.

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Denmark, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A trip to the castle is more than worthwhile- the views are stunning of the valley below where the River Nidd flows & overlooking the picturesque houses & cottages clinging to the hillside. The castle itself is worth a look despite being a ruin but much of the original wall & some of the tower remain with information at hand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great place to take some stunning pictures of Knaresborough. The castle is now not much more than a ruin but a visit here gives you a panoramic view of the area. It's stones's throw from the tourist office and market square and you can walk down to the river from here.

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