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Knaresborough Castle

Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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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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Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Knaresborough on the way north and had a lovely walk around the castle with its far reaching views. The dog enjoyed his walk and there were plenty of dog bins plus public toilets. Unfortunately the weather was rather grim so I look forward...More

Thank Marian1990
Reviewed 6 days ago

easy parking at this site and pretty walks although several steep steps to encounter in places. outstanding view of the viaduct over the river and nearby cafes offer delicious refreshments. well worth a walk and the gardens are beautfully maintained.

Thank amc298
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic view from this high spot of beautiful Knaresborough. Definitely not to be missed on a visit here!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not go in as we were too early. However the grounds are worth a visit on their own. There are great views to the viaduct and river below. A photographers dream.

Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place often go down there to take in the views.Well worth a visit. The remains of the castle is small there is also a museum very close.

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After lunch at a nearby bistro we had a stroll through the grounds of the castle and were wowed by the beauty of the local scene. Very picturesque!

Thank Al1bongo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place to walk about and fantastic views and when you finish it’s lovely to take a walk down by the river

Thank DawnJarvis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an hour here whilst visiting town centre, couple of minutes walk from centre and next to a car park if required. As previously stated not much to see but interesting history non the less, information boards are dotted around and the views over the...More

Thank KazSteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There wasn't a lot of the castle to see. The best bit was the Ravens who are kept at the castle. The warden told us about them and we even heard one of them saying hello., yes a talking Raven! fascinating. Maybe the museum and...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although there is little left of the castle it’s history is interesting. A few interpretation boards help visitors understand the area and its importance. More than anything, the views over the river valley are wonderful. While there, take the opportunity to visit the Bebra Gardens...More

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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
We had a dog with us. He was carried through out the tour of the castle and across in the museum and courthouse. he was on a leash in the grounds.