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“ruins and a view” 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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“ruins and a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

beautiful views across the river especially in the evening, not a lot left of the castle but definitely worth a look if you are in the area. the walk by the river is always a pleasure especially on a nice day.

Visited December 2012
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“Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

The views towards the railway viaduct and the river Nidd are fantastic which is an added bonus, after walking around up top you can carefully walk down towards the river where a welcome coffee or tea can be taken at one of several cafes, and in season watch the rowing boats on the river. If you wish, you can then walk along the footpaths either side of the road bridge or up the town, which in itself is a well worth trip, visit the oldest chemist shop in the market square or one of several pubs waiting to give you a good Yorkshire welcome.

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“Dog toilet”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

First time visiting Knaresborough today and stumbled across the Castle. I have to say the view was lovely but having to wade through the piles of dog mess on the lawns was very very off putting.
This was despite the signs saying that it was a poop a scoop area and bins being provided. DISGUSTING!

Visited March 2013
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Wow What views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The walk from the top to the bottom is a must. Then a cup of tea in the cafe at the bottom, watching everyone out on their rowing boats.

Visited October 2012
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“Fantastic views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

It is surprising that you can just wander in free to these lovely castle grounds, with very well-kept gardens which overlook the River Nidd and its iconic viaduct. The town and castle have royal connections to King Edward 3 and his Queen Philippa.

Visited March 2013
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