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Knaresborough Castle

Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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Fountains Abbey - Knaresborough Castle - Ripon Cathedral
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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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“the river” (378 reviews)
“bowling green” (17 reviews)
“worth the climb” (13 reviews)
Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on way home from Harrogate, it was Sunday so everything closed, walked up to the castle ruin and viewed the river and aqueduct, lady in black had 3 ravens with her, apparently they are very naughty ravens, nice place for a couple of hours...More

Thank 5,913
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views from the castle are amazing. The Tower of London has its ravens, so does Knaresborough Castle. Don't let them see your sandwiches or other food as they won't hesitate to grab it.

Thank MGoodey1943
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train from Harrogate, one every 30mn. Knaresborough village is a delight. We took the Gallons steps to the river Kidd, looked at the viaduct, walked along the river and walked up to the castle, not much left of it but very pretty....More

Thank Marie-Laure O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the castle grounds all the way to the bottom. They have a couple of cafes if you time it right. We saw ducks so I stayed a while to watch them. There are shops along the main road before you enter so we...More

Thank Adventurein01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love coming here! Such lovely grounds. Cool castle. And great views. If you continue walking you can walk along the water. It’s beautiful. Love coming to visit!

Thank Kayphil56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view here is just gorgeous during autumn. A very nice place to go if you are into photography. The famous bridge of Knaresborough is located here. Be sure to walk along all the paths to soak in those beautiful scenes.

Thank lvseouladventure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at dusk but lovely views of the viaduct. Very peaceful. Situated just off the high street in Knaresborough.

Thank Jean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a fascinating history that is partly explained by the various notices distributed around the picturesque castle grounds. Sadly, the museum was closed (closed for winter months) as I'm sure this would greatly enhanced the visit. If you like castles, it's worth a...More

Thank PaulBart776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is just a ruin (thank Oliver Cromwell for that) but the views from the grounds are beautiful. It is worth the climb. On a clear day, you can see for miles.

Thank WarwickshireMonty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the castle ruins - across the river and the railway viaduct are stunnign and must be one of the most photographed scenes in Yorkshire. There' not much left of the castle, but you can say hello to the ravens and learn about...More

Thank Cavershamroyals
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26 October 2017|
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Response from The-Darkling-LND | Reviewed this property |
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
15 August 2016|
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Response from KevinJKayak | Reviewed this property |
I think you have the wrong person.
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21 January 2016|
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Response from Muncle2014 | Reviewed this property |
Cannot make sense of the question!