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Beautiful views from the castle

Lovely visit. Free to roam around the site. Beautiful location and scenery. Information boards... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tina F
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Photo opportunity

Parked our car right next to the castle without realising. We just had to look around before we got... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynne M
Driffield, United Kingdom
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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...more
Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
+44 1423 500600
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Reviewed December 21, 2014

Knaresborough is so worth the visit - the Castle on the hill drop is dramatic with views across the Nidd valley make it an ideal stopover for encounter to York.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

We took a walk up the steep to Knareborugh Castle from the river Nidd and depending on the time of year the Impressive Ravens were on display. There is not too much of the castle left but it's set in neatly kept pleasant grounds. But...More

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All reviews railway bridge overlooking the river bowling green sally port worth a visit steep walk breathtaking views town centre worth the climb paddling pool market square walk around small museum lovely place to visit mother shiptons cave sunny day lovely walk
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely visit. Free to roam around the site. Beautiful location and scenery. Information boards placed around the site and memorial for veterans on site.

Thank Tina F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Parked our car right next to the castle without realising. We just had to look around before we got back in the car. So pleased we did. Was a cold day but had a walk around. The views were stunning. Couldn’t stop taking photos. Well...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

the whole area is in need of some investment,perhaps a computerised 3D images of what the castle and suroundings would have looked like in its haydays.

Thank family076
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely time, looked round the castle, did some colouring and rubbings in the old police station/prison. Went down the secret route out of the castle - what a brilliant experience

Thank Smithster114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE stumbled across the remains of this Norman castle as we tried to navigate our way down to river level to see the viaduct. What is left is displayed in pleasant garden settings from which it is possible to get great views down to the...More

Thank singhasam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Castle £3.50 entry and the museum £3.50 entry. The resident ravens looked a bit vicious to me although they say they’re tame. The views of the river from here are stunning. Lots of steps back to the river

Thank shakespeare076
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much remains of the castle but it does afford wonderful views of the bridge and river and unusually has two resident ravens who are happy to pose for photographs. It makes for good strolling if you are in Knaresborough.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see when you visit. You get stunning views over the river. The famous one being up river looking at the rail bridge. Great location.

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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

The ruins of this castle are quite impressive and the grounds are a public park but as the castle is situated on top of a high cliff and the stunning and dramatic view of the River Nidd and the viaduct crossing it is breathtaking.

Thank 70ish
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely ruins in well kept grounds. The view down to the river and bridge is breathtaking. Plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the view.

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Response from TheDarkling | Reviewed this property |
You can fill the day in Knaresborough easily, even if you do miss out the caves. Although we fit everything in it was a long day, and not a lot of rest time. Personally an overnight stop would have been better, but we... More
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