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Knaresborough Castle

Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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A superb place to visit with totally stunning views overlooking the river Nidd . There is a viaduct... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Alan S
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Beautiful place place and quiet for picnics Views of river and arches plus scenery... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
blackbardo
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York, 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 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 22 January 2018 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

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

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

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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
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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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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went for a Christmas Break on Boxing Day the village was so quiet and the views were just spectacular, we took our little one along on her scuttle bug , there were lots of stairs so Mabey not ideal with pushchair.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We just stumbled upon this castle by chance. Glad we went- Amazing views over the River Nidd and the Roman Viaduct

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Steeped in history, the views from here are amazing. Beautiful place to visit. The town has some fab shops too.

Thank Lynn G
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Sunday afternoon stroll along the river and up into the town for the xmas market then through the castle and back down to the river. What a stunning little bit of heaven, the views are really beautiful and the people are warm and friendly

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Some fantastic views and photo opportunities here. The castlle grounds are really well maintained and extremely clean and tidy.

Thank Eastham2768
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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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