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“The Castle”

Knaresborough Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 in the centre of the town. The castle stands on top of a high cliff and has dramatic views across to the viaduct and the River Nidd. The grassed areas are enhanced with mature trees and flowerbeds.
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Alan S
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"worth a visit"
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"breathtaking views"
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"town centre"
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"paddling pool"
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"worth the climb"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"walk around"
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"small museum"
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"mother shiptons cave"
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"sunny day"
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"lovely walk"
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank blackbardo
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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 in such wonderful surroundings.

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank onecatshort
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