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Knaresborough Castle

Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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Not amazing, but deffinitely worth a visit. The village is quite nice and pleasant to walk around... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2012
CarlosBarradas
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Coimbra, Portugal
Beautiful scenery

Went to Knaresborough to see Mother Shipton's cave. To be honest, I found that disappointing, but... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2012
Saint_Andrew
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West Yorkshire
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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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"bowling green"
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"overlooking the river"
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"sally port"
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"steep walk"
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"worth a visit"
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"breathtaking views"
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"town centre"
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"market square"
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"worth the climb"
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"paddling pool"
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"small museum"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Not amazing, but deffinitely worth a visit. The village is quite nice and pleasant to walk around. One full day is more than enough to wander around it's river, enjoy the lovely views from the castle (and the trains passing by the bridge, you don't...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Went to Knaresborough to see Mother Shipton's cave. To be honest, I found that disappointing, but the scenery in Knaresborough is beautiful and you get a very good view from the castle over looking the river. If you are looking for a nice day out...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

The castle is in ruins , but is a free attraction . It commands a prominent position with excellent views . Agood place to rest and have a picnic or sandwiches for lunch . You can then walk down by the river .

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

The grassed area was obviously an attraction for dogs!

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

The castle is very nice, if you can really call it a castle; it is mostly just ruins now! The surrounding views are lovely and it is deffinately worth a visit if you're in Knaresborough and looking for something to see and do after the...More

Thank KatyReyn_lds
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Nice views, not much there to see and do due to the castle mostly being in ruins now, but a lovely place to see due to the outstanding view down the valley

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Reviewed 13 April 2012

This is one of the most iconic views in North Yorkshire, which is very often seen in many calendars, because of its impressive scenery.

Thank hiker128
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

Knaresborough castle is ideal for a quiet afternoon stroll. Walk around the old moat and the remains of the castle grounds. It is possible to tour the castle itself, though not much is left, but is worth a look if just for a tour down...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2012

History really interesting and worth a visit, super views as well.

Thank JRiseley
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

This is an uplifting view from the castle grounds. Castle tour is interesting, particularly the Sally Port from where besieged Royalists - following rout at nearby Marston Moor - launched a secret attack on the Parliamentarians siege gun that was bombarding the weakened portcullis gate...More

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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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