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Knaresborough Castle

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Address: Castle Yard, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8AS, England
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+44 1423 500600
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Knaresborough Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument which is owned by the...

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.

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Visited here the other day with my friend and we had a nice time. It was £3.50 for an adult ticket and this included access to the Courthouse museum. The castle itself isn't very... read more

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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Visited here the other day with my friend and we had a nice time. It was £3.50 for an adult ticket and this included access to the Courthouse museum. The castle itself isn't very big, mainly two small rooms, the roof (which had a good view) and the dungeon. Being the school holidays, they had somebody doing demonstrations of medieval... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really historic and interesting castle that was allegedly King John's favourite. It was besieged by Cromwell's forces in the Civil War which explains its ruinous state. There is still a lot to see, and the views over the river are amazing. Well worth the visit.

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Thank 01Sanddancer
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ruins of the castle are not a lot to look at but its worth joining the tour. Its the first time I have heard of and been though a sally port, I understand this is quite a unique feature as many sally ports have collapsed and/or become inaccessible. Entrance fee to the castle also get you entry to the... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were stopping in Harrogate so went to Knaresborough one day and we are very glad we did, the castle grounds are beautiful! The view down to the river is stunning and we sat and watched the world go by for quite a while. It was nice to see the Ravens there and a see how well the castle grounds... More 

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Kent
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came across the castle by accident because we parked in the car park adjoining the castle grounds. We were unable to actually go in the castle because it didn't open until Easter. However the grounds were superb. Extremely well kept and very colourful. The views are breathtaking. There are plenty of places to just sit and ponder. Everywhere was... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped off here on our way back from Scarborough we usually just drive through to save driving through Harrogate, after all these times what a mistake it was not to stop. Lovely town, walked around the castle grounds some stunning views and saw the Ravens and a post explaining about them. Lots of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants around the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to visit Knaresborough and yes the weather was poor but what a stunning place. Beautiful walk along the river. Lots of cafés, ice cream parlours and eaters. Good views from the castle. Parking is cheap compared to some places. Look out for the wooden carvings.

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Thank Carole P
Marlow, United Kingdom
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We were staying with friends over Easter and decided to have a walk through the town and by the river. The views of the river & the stunning aqueduct are fantastic. We didn't go in the castle

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Thank David F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this castle this Easter. We didn't expect much for the price (£3.50 for adults and £2.00 for children) and the keep ruins were quite small. However there was more than we thought. Beautiful grounds full of colourful flowers and neat kept grass. Also included in the price was a short tour that took you under... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovingly looked after and fabulous views across the horizon. Maintained gardens and open spaces.. free to enter!

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