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Don't expect too much from the castle, interesting to look around, not extensive ruins, take the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Stunning position above the river

We visited on the windiest June morning we have ever known.....quite spectacular with the trees... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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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...more
Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Don't expect too much from the castle, interesting to look around, not extensive ruins, take the tour down the underground passage if open, old courthouse museum also worth a look. Views of the river and magnificent viaduct from the grounds are the jewel in Knaresborough's...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We visited on the windiest June morning we have ever known.....quite spectacular with the trees swaying & shedding twigs & leaves!! The situation above the river is quite breathtaking & the park area charming....a lovely place for a picnic.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We had it all on a Sunday morning. Sunshine, views in various directions, ravens .. and it's free! Hurrah!

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Most of the castle can be accessed without paying so it forms a nice backdrop to the park with lovely views of the river. The sections that you pay for are ok but only really for lovers of history rather than a casual tourist.

Thank NickPeterMul
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Walked up from Mother Shipton's, rude not to. Paid our £3.50 enterance fee and had a bit of a guided tour. The tour included a walk through a hidden tunnel. The castle remains are not included on the tour. You are given a sheet to...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Walked up to the castle after visiting Mother Shipton’s Cave. A lovely place to visit. Paid to go into the small museums there. Staff were very informative and helpful.

Thank Shoefan
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved seeing the raven lady out in the castle grounds. She is very friendly and informative about the history of the Ravens and their links to the castle.

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I love the view from this hill top castle ruin. The river below, great arch bridge and surrounding trees look picturesque. Take a tour round the ruins of the castle and you get entry to the museum included. We did not do that this time...More

Thank ad1tej
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place. It’s Lovely. Car park right next to it that is good value. I recommend you get a picnic and go and eat in the benches overlooking the viaduct. Stunning!

Thank 1Nick_B36
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I visited on my own, and really enjoyed the castle and the town. The castle was very good value, I think I paid £3.50, which gave access to the small castle tower, upstairs and down in the dungeon, a free guided tour which took about...More

Thank Alison C
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Response from The-Darkling-LND | 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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