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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 4 April 2018

nice castle not too much to see though however it has amazing river view; there is a free short stay parking (two hours) next to the Cross Keys Inn and a paid parking next to the castle and public toilets.
use the stairs from the castle to go down to the river amazing walk and if the wether is good you can enjoy a boat rowing trip.
Recommended if you like to enjoy few ours in a lovely place.
-No fee to enter the area

Thank Hasan_Iessa
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Castle ground are a nice area of Knaresborough with great views of the riverside and the viaduct. Has some good walks and cafes near by

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

On a very wet easter bank holiday this garden, castle and museum were a blessing. And at £3.50 for an adult very good value.

The museum has a lot of interesting exhibits. A C18th fire engine, railway items, and information about a number of famous residents. Blind Jack and mother Shipton.

We, other visitor's, and I were taken on a guided tour. First to a "sallyport" or secret exit tunnel.

Our guide was very knowledgeable, and explained how it might have made and used.

She also pointed out a Cave spider, really rather large and harmless unless you are a juicy earwig. Photo of a cave spider attached.

Then to the castle keep with a dunny , a dungeon, and an area for the servants.

The museum has things for children to bring history alive. I learnt that back in the C15th and C16th the rise in wealth and power inequality led to a rise in crime and disorder. Also the local courts would hand out severe financial punishments with the heftiest fines for harbouring "foreigners".

All that aside there are some exceptional views of the railway bridge , river Nidd and town.

This several location museum turned an unpromising day into an enjoyable thoughtful few hours .

Thank you.

Thank Apicius71
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We decided to have an impromptu trip to visit knaresborough castle, although the castle is on the smaller side our young children loved looking around the grounds and museum, the staff onsite we excellent and were very friendly both in the meuseum and castle both have lots of additional information to give, only £10 for a family ticket is well worth the 1.5-2 hours we spent around the area, and a nice walk around the town after as it’s all close by, the car park is right next to the castle and you can stay for up to 4 hours (look for the short stay car park)

Thank MickT39
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the castle museum, but a walk round the castle grounds with its great views of the river is well recommended, there are plenty of boards pointing out various things about the castles history, we then walked down to the riverside, along past the cafes and boats, and then back along the main road into town, an excellent day out.

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