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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.
Reviewed 15 September 2012

We decided to visit Knaresborough on our way back form York after seeing the channel 4 programme "3 in a bed". we picked a lovely sunny day and so glad we stopped over. The views from the castle are breathtaking, the river Nidd with the viaduct in the centre make a beautiful picture and setting, we visited Mother Shipton which was a magical place to see. All in all Knaresborough is alovely place to see and stop off at.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

Although there is a charge to visit the castle museum, entry to the castle grounds is free and present a wonderful opportunity to take in the famous view of the railway viaduct over the river Nidd. There are also views across to the Mother Shipton estate and down to the old water mill.The castle grounds are pretty, and well-kept and I would suggest that if you are visiting Knaresborough a stroll here is a must.

Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

On a sunny day, the views from the Castle are magnificent, with the view of the viaduct being probably one of the most photographed in Yorkshire. The castle itself is small, but during spring and summer you can have a look around the inside and dungeons fairly inexpensively, along with the Sallyport and museum. The tree-lined grounds are well-served with seating and it's a lovely place to sit and while away the time. There is also a putting green for the little ones. Not a huge place, but pleasant anyway and one you must visit if you haven't been to Knaresborough before.

1  Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

the situation on top of the river gorge amidst gardens - beautiful plus the history - close to town and our hotel. Shops and tourist office all friendly and near.

Thank Lyn G
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Lovely walk around the ruined castle. Grounds well kept. We could see Mother Shipton's well from the top. Great area.

Thank Maureen C
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