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“terrific location; exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable guide”

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.
Berkshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“terrific location; exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable guide”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Beautiful views over river; handy location in town centre; original Tudor courtroom and secret tunnel were fascinating; guide was extremely helpful, delaying her lunch to tell us about the tower, and then giving us our own private tour of the tunnel when we missed the official one

Visited July 2013
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nottingham
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“2nd visit”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Love Knaresborough,this was our second visit,it is so picturesque and tranquil just to sit in the castle grounds looking down onto the river

Visited July 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect place to visit on a nice day”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a lovely stroll round the castle grounds although we didnt pay to go inside because the weather was so lovely. Then we braved the steep steps down to the river, walked along the river, came back for a cup of tea in one of the riverside cafes and then took a very deep breath and walked back up the steps! Phew, quite a climb, but not a long one thankfully. Not for those with dodgy knees or hips though. It was a beautiful day when we visited and the walk along the river was lovely and the views down to the river for the castle walls were fantastic. Good for a picnic.

Visited July 2013
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“very historic, and beutiful location.”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Very well preserved historic relic.I fully under stand why they built it here, great views and easy to defend.

Visited July 2013
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Free day out”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Lucky enough to be here when they had a @medievel day', excellent displays of wood carving, music, theatre, battle reenactment etc, and all free!

Visited June 2013
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