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“Beat these views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle
Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beat these views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

A small ruined Castle loved by the locals, Look down over the Nidd Gorge with it's viaduct and stand in awe .The market town of Knaresborough is historically older than it's better known neighbour of Harrogate

Visited September 2012
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Lancaster, UK
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“Great ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great to see, a free location where you can walk around the castle and see an amazing view of the River Nidd.

Visited September 2012
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Late autumn the colours on the trees are amazing and the view from the castle stunning? During winter there is only a little to do in the castle grounds, but the display boards are very informative.

Visited November 2012
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Harrogate
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Great Gardens, beautiful view.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Really nice views, and a lovely garden with a paddling pool for the kids. All for FREE! The castle is mostly now in ruins, but still very interesting (whats left of it)

Visited October 2012
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Sudbury, Suffolk
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“Fantastic views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Our visit was on a rather dull and damp day, but despite this the views of the river and surrounding area are quite stunning. The castle itself is largely a ruin and the museum is closed at this time of year (October) but there is still plenty to see. There are also some really good walks in and around the area -quite challenging as it is high on a hill - well it is a castle!
As it is crown property, it's a free attraction too.

Visited October 2012
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