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“Lovely castle ruins”

Knaresborough Castle
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Owner description: 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.
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 in such wonderful surroundings.

Thank chris n
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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, frankly, not a great deal to see, but it commands a fantastic view of the river Nidd below and of the famous viaduct across which the train passes coming and going from the local station. The day we were there, the weather was a bit dour - misty and very damp - but we still enjoyed a walk around the town (you can see pretty much the whole place in a couple of hours of gentle strolling), which is in need of a bit of care and attention, but not without its charm. Probably much better in spring and summer, but a worthwhile place for a short visit - especially for that view from the castle.

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.

Thank onecatshort
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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

Thank bunnySouthport
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