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Knaresborough Castle

Open Now: 00:00 - 23:59
Open today: 00:00 - 23:59
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A ruin with commanding views of the river Nidd

This has been a substantial structure, now largely in ruins. Occupying a strategic vantage point... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Interesting place with good views

The castle area itself is quite short on standing structures, but rich in both history, layout of... read more

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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. While the castle is open seasonally, the grounds are open as a public park all year round and provide a haven...more
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Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This has been a substantial structure, now largely in ruins. Occupying a strategic vantage point over the river since the 1100s, the castle suffered during the civil war and some of the scars are still visible today. Parliament ordered the castle -which had been in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The castle area itself is quite short on standing structures, but rich in both history, layout of surrounding gardens, walkways and views. Can't wait to visit again in the summer!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited on the day of the local market, although small, still an enjoyable amount to see. If you are lucky the corvid keeper might be there!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eucalyptusuphigh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place and plenty of information boards Parking might be a problem on market days We went in October but spring is a better time with flower out

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keith M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built on a strategic hill there are good views over the gorge and River Nidd. It is free to walk around which is not surprising as there is not a lot to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ruins were open but rest was closed, so watch out for opening times. Can also be difficult to park. Town itself is worth a wander, though not very big some pretty traditional lanes

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pjennings99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, historic, beautiful views, and lovely landscape. The view from below the castle ruins looking towards the river with a view of the large bridge is breathtaking. A must see walk about in knarsborough.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DABuehls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit to update your knowledge on this castle ruin. Lovely surroundings overlooking the River Nidd. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank burley1923
Reviewed 19 December 2018

If going to north Yorkshire, this lovely little town is well worth a visit. It has plenty of shops to look around, a lovely market square and an impressive castle that overlooks the castle. If you visit the castle you can get some fantastic pictures...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mel P
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Just had a lovely romantic walk around the castle with it beautifully lit up. Then walked down the steps to the river which could do with being lit up too

Date of experience: December 2018
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25 October 2017|
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Response from TheDarkling | 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
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Response from KevinJKayak | Reviewed this property |
I think you have the wrong person.
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