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“castle with a view”

Knaresborough Castle
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Owner description: 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.
South Shields
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“castle with a view”
Reviewed 19 November 2011

Although a ruin the views over the river Nidd are not to be missed.

Visited November 2011
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful view”
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Liked the open space and the ease of the walk down to the river and back - a nice short circular walk

Visited October 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

The castle offers great views over Knaresborough. The grounds are beautifully kept and while structurally there isn't a massive amount to see, what remains is fascinating (check out the ancient graffitti on the walls!) . Guided tour recommended, very informative and interesting and got the chence to walk through one of the sallyports.

Visited August 2011
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“Picturesque site”
Reviewed 10 October 2011

This is a ruin. Wonderful for views over the gorge. Pleasant spot.

Visited October 2011
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“A nice day out to see the Castle area and Knaresborough town.”
Reviewed 7 September 2011

We returned for a visit to Knaresborough, this time with a coach party. Previously just as a couple. The castle grounds are always worth a visit especially for the spectacular views overlooking the gorge of the River Nidd. The upstream view includes the imposing railway viaduct, (grade II listed). The ancient Castle is largely a ruin now - result of the Civil War, but the keep is open to the public and for a modest charge, so is the old Courthouse which now serves as a museum. Knaresborough town is worth spending time wandering round. Note that the busy market day is a Wednesday. One shop claims to be the oldest Chemist Shop in England! Look out and 'up' to first floor level, for the 'Town Windows'! A collection of paintings on property walls around the town, to create the effect of windows depicting a variety of figures - from a fighter pilot, to Old Mother Shipton, from King John to Zoo animals and several others. Recommend a day out in Knaresborough, for the town, the Castle area, Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well and the Nidd Gorge.

Visited April 2011
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