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Knaresborough Castle

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Address: Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
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+44 1423 500600
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Knaresborough Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument which is owned by the...

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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Lovely views from castle

Quite a long walk up steps to the castle and maybe the castle itself doesnt warrant such effort to get too? However the views from up their are wonderful and it is a great photo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a long walk up steps to the castle and maybe the castle itself doesnt warrant such effort to get too? However the views from up their are wonderful and it is a great photo opportunity. Caslte itself is quite small and is largely ruins.

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Thank Paulsmithcasty
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long climb up the steps, you reach the Castle - well worth the effort as the views are stunning on three sides of the River Nidd. The castle is mainly a ruin and well kept. A stroll from the centre of Knaresborough...

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Thank Dave P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knaresborough is beautiful anyway, but the castle grounds have great views and a lovely place to picnic. Sadly was raining when we visited (it was February!) but will be even lovelier in the summer.

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Thank C_Pickles27
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place for a walk around, especially in the summer, with lots of flowers in the well tended gardens. Walks lead down the gorge to go down by the river. Plenty of parking nearby although it can get busy. You can also picnic where there are plenty of benches to sit on. There is also miniature golf with a... More 

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Thank Matt G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of seating to watch the view over the Nidd Gorge with trains passing over the viaduct. Free of charge and only a 'stones throw' from the town centre

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Thank Derek S
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The medieval fair is very interesting when it is on in the grounds but the castle is a great place to visit at any time. One can have a nice walk, play games with children and admire the stunning views available. I have gone there with my family since I was a small child and we still like it

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Thank Beth B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knaresborough castle sits overlooking the valley and river with the gorgeous railway viaduct there too. The castle keep wasn't open when we were there but you could walk around the grounds and see the incredible views. There is a museum there too which also wasn't open but it was late on a Sunday when we visited so not too surprising... More 

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Thank Colin H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't heard of this castle. Went to Knaresborough because of the beautiful viaduct and because it's on the journey to York from Harrogate. The castle is a unique find. Also be sure to check out Mother Shipton's Cave!

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. Had a good wander around reading all the information and taking in all the amazing views.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views of the viaduct and town nestling on the hillside from the cattle. There is a walk down from the castle along the riverside with many interesting buildings along the way.

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