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“Great - views are lovely”

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.
Reviewed August 11, 2014

Worth a look if you are in the area. Great view over the river, and went through the sallyport - which was shorter than imagined but all very charming

Thank Victoria B
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

when we went to knaresborough the weather was lovely which made the day even better,during our day we went to the castle and the views from the castle are stunning,would recommend a look around the castle when you visit you will not be disappointed.

Thank mark a
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very old castle, with ruins and nicely laid out gardens. The day I visited there was a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan to add to the interest. The walk down to the riverside is well worth it, although steep! The view from the castle is brilliant

Thank jane d
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

A steep climb up the hillside steps is rewarded with a fab view overlooking the river and rail bridge below. Lovely gardens, and interesting remains of castle. The outdoor areas are free to walk around but there is a charge for the castle and museum.

Inside the castle you can climb one flight of very worn stairs to the first floor, but there isn't much to see. You can see it from the ground outside (by the car park) before you decide to part with cash. On the ground floor is the main room, a small side room and "wardrobe" / old toilet. Down below is a single prison room. Not a huge amount to look at really.

Didn't venture into the museum or sally port (underground escape route) - charges applied.

1  Thank BeenB4
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

Although most of the castle has been lost, enough of it remains to give you a feel for what it was like when it was intact.
The grounds are lovely for a walk and there is access to the river from the castle down, be warned though its not for the less mobile.
The views from the castle over the river and town are spectacular, its such a lovely peaceful spot.

1  Thank John K
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