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Knaresborough Castle

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Outstanding

This is a must see when you visit. You get stunning views over the river. The famous one being up... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
JohnH3759
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Fantastic views

The ruins of this castle are quite impressive and the grounds are a public park but as the castle... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
70ish
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Worcester, 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. While the castle is open seasonally, the grounds are open as a public park all year round and provide a haven...more
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Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, England
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Calling the place a Castle is a bit misleading in my opinion, as new visitors might expect much more. Should the place been considered a public park it would have definitely got a higher stars from me as the views from the place is amazing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were lucky to have clear blue skies and the views from the castle are stunning. Plaques around giving information, museum and tunnel were closed though as september

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RLandAdam
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The castle ruins were good to see and get the imagination going as to the site in its former glory. The views from up by the castle also make it totally worthwhile for a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Whilst the castle is in ruins and the museum was not open, this is a lovely spot. Perched high with great views of the river and town beneath. The castle ravens are really tame and fun and the new flower bed commemorating 50 years of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We didn't go into the castle museum, but the grounds and ruins are interesting and very pleasant to sit awhile. The view of the river and the railway viaduct is an absolute classic. Plenty of trains, only diesel units though. Note for some of us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is perfect if you’re a tourist, as it’s very catering. The price to get into the castle is £5 and you can have a look at the history.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Enjoyed our walk around the castle and found the information plaques answered all our questions. We sat and looked at the view which is stunning from the castle.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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