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Knaresborough Castle

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Address: Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
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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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Beautiful castle and surrounding area

We live in York so are used to paying for everything, so it was lovely to be able to visit the castle for free! The surrounding area was beautiful and a part of Knaresborough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in York so are used to paying for everything, so it was lovely to be able to visit the castle for free! The surrounding area was beautiful and a part of Knaresborough we've never been to, but we are definitely planning to return!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This destination is well worth the trip. The view from the castle grounds is very picturesque. The Castle grounds are well kept and the spring show of flowers just cap off the experience.

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Covered in spring bulbs it was a lovely spot to stroll in mid March sunshine. There are plenty of gentle walks near and around it, but be warned the steps from the gorge below are not for the infirm or unsteady on their feet

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come across the castle while taking a walk through Knaresborough while staying a couple of nights in the town. There's not much left to look at, but the grounds are well kept and it gives you a good idea of the size and area that it took up and how it would of dominated the landscape in its day.

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

You can visit the castle anytime of year as the grounds are open to the public and are free. The views from the walls are lovely looking down towards the river. There are plenty of benches as well so if the weather is fine an idea place to take a break. There is a pay & display car park just... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot left of the castle, grounds are lovely to walk round and well maintained. Plenty of seating. Good views of the river Nidd with a spectacular railway bridge.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling from Harrogate down South and stopped at this castle on the way. It was a short walk from the open car park area where we parked our car. We would need to walk past some shops before reaching the castle ground (it was free to enter the castle grounds). The weather was good when we were there,... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much left of the castle, you can still get some sort of idea as to how it was back in the day. The views are stunning across the river and up towards Bilton Hall. Nice walks.

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will probably go back when it's open to the public in the summer, but this makes for a lovely weekend stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk through the castle and surrounding garden and you will be able to enjoy a great view of old Knaresborough including the river and railway viaduct. Walk down the (fairly steep) paths to the river and there are some cafes and shops amongst the old houses.

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