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Knaresborough Castle

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The quaint houses perched on the side of the steep slopes leading to the river. Definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2013
Great Castle remains

Loved it !!! great view over the river.Jjust a little bit cold. Will come back in the Summer... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2013
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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. While the castle is open seasonally, the grounds are open as a public park all year round and provide a haven...more
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Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

The quaint houses perched on the side of the steep slopes leading to the river. Definitely worth another visit

Date of experience: March 2013
Reviewed 25 March 2013

As others have said, the views from here are outstanding and the walk down to the river is lovely. Not much castle left but all quite pleasant set amongst attractive gardens. did not experience any problems with dog mess

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Loved it !!! great view over the river.Jjust a little bit cold. Will come back in the Summer. Looking forward to it.

Date of experience: March 2013
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Interesting to see history. Sadly the castle no longer intact but still worth the visit. Also Slingsby bloody shirt he wore at his be heading.

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank DavidUK2010
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Very pleasant grounds rising up above the River Nidd towards Knaresborough town centre. Plenty of walks and views. Boating on the river. The Castle looks worth an internal visit but it was just closing when I arrived! Grounds are free but charge for Castle itself...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

beautiful views across the river especially in the evening, not a lot left of the castle but definitely worth a look if you are in the area. the walk by the river is always a pleasure especially on a nice day.

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank ukbreakscouple
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The views towards the railway viaduct and the river Nidd are fantastic which is an added bonus, after walking around up top you can carefully walk down towards the river where a welcome coffee or tea can be taken at one of several cafes, and...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

First time visiting Knaresborough today and stumbled across the Castle. I have to say the view was lovely but having to wade through the piles of dog mess on the lawns was very very off putting. This was despite the signs saying that it was...More

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank ripples
Reviewed 9 March 2013

The walk from the top to the bottom is a must. Then a cup of tea in the cafe at the bottom, watching everyone out on their rowing boats.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank Deborah2255
Reviewed 7 March 2013

It is surprising that you can just wander in free to these lovely castle grounds, with very well-kept gardens which overlook the River Nidd and its iconic viaduct. The town and castle have royal connections to King Edward 3 and his Queen Philippa.

Date of experience: March 2013
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Response from TheDarkling | Reviewed this property |
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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