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Knaresborough Castle

Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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Amazing view point

The views from the castle overlooking the River Nidd and viaduct are breathtaking. You can access... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth C
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Great walk

Went with some friends had a great walk had fun and it’s great for family walks or just walking the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan D
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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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Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views from the castle overlooking the River Nidd and viaduct are breathtaking. You can access the castle from the town centre, if you would like to avoid the steep climb up from the riverside walk. Amazing & well worth a visit.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with some friends had a great walk had fun and it’s great for family walks or just walking the dog maybe even a picnic

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful walkabout. The castle ruins look down at the River Nidd. Fantastic views. I was too early to visit the courtroom museum but it sounds fascinating .

Thank relique2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great start, to a short break, would be to find your way to this special Yorkshire medieval castle; with well maintained grounds and parkland nearby.

Thank Frances D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were rooks on display. Lovely views down over the river and beautiful gardens. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A superb place to visit with totally stunning views overlooking the river Nidd . There is a viaduct running across the river with trains running over ever 30 mins during the summer months a steam train runs over the viaduct a must take picture brilliant

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place place and quiet for picnics Views of river and arches plus scenery magnificent so peaceful

Thank blackbardo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's not much left of Knaresborough castle but it's such a beautiful spot and well worth a visit. Just stand at the top and look down towards the river and let your mind drift back to what it was like in its heyday. Brilliant views...More

Thank chris n
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Knaresborough is a small, old-fashioned market town a few miles from Harrogate (about ten minutes on the train). It is fairly hilly and probably not ideally suited to someone with less good mobility. The castle ruin sits just off the main town square and is,...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Short little visit with a breathtaking view - makes me wish I could paint. Castle ruins are lovely as well, and a nice war memorial for the locals. Absolutely worth a stop.

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You can fill the day in Knaresborough easily, even if you do miss out the caves. Although we fit everything in it was a long day, and not a lot of rest time. Personally an overnight stop would have been better, but we... More
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