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“Stunning Castle battlement views” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Knaresborough Castle

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.
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Castle battlement views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Ok I'm a little bias as I am a resident of the town. I'm also a little reluctant to tell the world just how stunning the town is as I don't want the place too crowded.
However, the views from the battlements looking down the Nidd river towards the Victorian railway viaduct have to be seen to be believed. With views like this staycations cannot be beaten. Hanging on to the crag are dozens of ancient houses spilling down the cliff side on to the water front. This is linked by the meandering and cobbled 'Water bag bank' which is lined by thatched cottages which are hundreds of years old. If in North Yorkshire a must see

Visited July 2014
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“Excellent views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Pleasant gardens within the walls of this ruined castle. Very good views down towards Mother Shipton's cave.

Visited August 2014
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“Great location, great piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Allow a good part of the day to explore the Knaresborough Castle and other attractions, especially the Riverview in this lovely area. I travelled their by bus from Harrogate, but the train runs into flown to. The Riverview walk is well worth the time and there's many attractions . A definitely must see for a beautiful part of Yorkshire. The Viaduct bridge is a focal point..

Visited August 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Interesting, fabulous views down over the river and bridge.Old lady up there with some tame ravens, which was causing a lot of attention.Very good

Visited August 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Meet a Raven amonst the ruins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

trip for family and couples explore the ruins at the top of the hill and enjoy fabulous views looking down on the river Nidd as it nestles in the valley. enjoy an ice-cream and take in the friendly atmosphere whilst see the Ravens being cared for at the top. simply a great visit as part of a day out.

Visited August 2014
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