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Knaresborough Castle

Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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Great location

Whether visiting, living or working in Knaresborough the castle has something for everybody. If... read more

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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We only stopped in Knaresborough for breakfast, thought we would take a look at the Castle, wow... read more

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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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“bowling green” (17 reviews)
Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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Reviewed yesterday

Whether visiting, living or working in Knaresborough the castle has something for everybody. If you're visiting you may not even be aware that it is there. Located by one of the towns main car parks and the police station it is just off the high...More

Thank the_wagsta
Reviewed yesterday

We only stopped in Knaresborough for breakfast, thought we would take a look at the Castle, wow, what a tremendous view, lovely grounds, we will be back next year to stay a little longer..

Thank Jacques-Pierre77
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a trip into Knaresborough recently and decided to call to the castle. The view from the castle grounds is stunning. The castle itself has quite a bit of history and there is a museum in the grounds also. Worth a visit

Thank Blaine W
Reviewed 4 days ago

nice day out, loverly views from the castle gardens of the river and surrounding area. enjoyed the rowing boats .

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautifully kept Castle - owned by her majesty the Queen and made available to her subjects. Bowling lawn/club. Gorgeous grounds (dog friendly :))))

Thank Pesta1963
Reviewed 6 days ago

We called here on a beautiful Sunday morning. Fantastic view down to the river. Not much castle left but what there is was very interesting with a nearby museum telling the history of the place.

Thank KathM65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went first to the museum and bought tickets to cover it and the castle. As we were told that no-one would be able to admit us to the castle for about 40 minutes, we did the museum first and then strolled around the grounds....More

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, it's kept in lovely order, well maintained gardens and lovely views of surrounding areas

Thank holidaylover201059
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Knaresborough Castle.Has stunning views over the river .And its free to walk round the stunning grounds.Definately worth a visit .Just sich a stunning area of North Yorkshire.Knaresbourough Castle is a gem .

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walks and stunning views around the are of the castle. Good walking shoes if you go down the steps to the river and walk round to the Mitre for good food and beers.

Thank TheDDuke
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
We had a dog with us. He was carried through out the tour of the castle and across in the museum and courthouse. he was on a leash in the grounds.