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Visit on a Market Day

Very prominent in the middle of the market square. It is better to visit on a market day as we did... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
ripley054
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Atmospheric market place with market cross

You must visit this market place and cross, atmosphere here particularly on Wednesdays which is... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Linda M
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 Aug 2018
“Not really Noticable”
8 May 2018
“Folk dancers”
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Butter Lane, Knaresborough HG5 8AL, England
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Nice little square to watch time pass by, where the cross is situated. Although,the area around it, was little on the small side and after 5 minutes you had been round unless have a coffee.

Thank Serene-View
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a lovely Market square to sit and enjoy the sunshine and we had the added bonus of catching the Town Crier in all his finery and ringing his bell introducing colorful folk dancers - lovely afternoon

Thank Steve and Linda S
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The town cryer was here and it was great to see him, also what a nice little market there is here. So nice stalls.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Many people just pass by the market cross in Knaresborough on their way to the many other local attractions which is a shame. At the heart of this market town, the market cross is a great place to appreciate the beauty of Knaresborough. Sitting on...More

Thank yorkiejohn1
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great meeting point for visitors to Knaresborough and locals alike. In the middle of the market sq with steps to sit on and watch the world by. Blind Jack and mother Shipton statues next to the cross.

Thank John K
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Nice place to sit, rest and people-watch after shopping or dining in central Knaresborough. Also a good meeting place.

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Bit pointless having this a 'place' to review as it is just cross in a market place. The market place itself was very good and quaint but I can't rate stupid cross.

Thank Ashgaroth24
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very prominent in the middle of the market square. It is better to visit on a market day as we did as a Town Crier regularly appears and roars out his message. Plenty of bench seats nearby and lots of cafes etc in the area

Thank ripley054
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We saw this on a day out at Knaresborough. It was a dull Friday - not market day - and so far from its best. The old chap with his bike was interesting

Thank john e
Reviewed 2 June 2017

You must visit this market place and cross, atmosphere here particularly on Wednesdays which is market days, is fun, entertaining you will not be disappointed. john Metcalf, known as blind jack was a famous road builder, and bridge builder, he is so famous as he...More

Thank Linda M
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