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Knaresborough Castle

Castle Yard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS, UK

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About Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle is beautifully set overlooking the River Nidd. Explore the castle independently or join a tour to discover the history of the King’s Chamber, visit the dungeon and scurry through the secret underground exit.  The remains of the castle are open to the public and there is a charge for entry to the interior remains. The grounds are used as a public leisure space, with a bowling green and putting green open during summer. It is also used as a performing space, with bands playing



Attractions near Knaresborough Castle

Mother Shipton's Cave0.4km from Knaresborough Castle

Mother Shipton's Cave is at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England, near the River Nidd. Nearby is a petrifying well, also known as a dropping well. The latter is the oldest tourist attraction to charge a fee in England and has been operating since 1630. The water of the well is so rich in sulphate and carbonate that artefacts may be put in the well to be "petrified"  as a tourist attraction.

Bettys Café Tea Rooms5.06km from Knaresborough Castle

Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, also known as Bettys and Taylors Group Limited, is a family company based in Yorkshire, England. The company's brands are Bettys, Taylors of Harrogate and Yorkshire Tea. Bettys Café Tea Rooms are traditional tea rooms serving traditional meals with influences both from Switzerland and Yorkshire. Taylors.

Turkish Baths Harrogate5.08km from Knaresborough Castle

The Turkish Baths Harrogate is the flagship Harrogate spa experience, offering genuine Victorian Turkish baths surroundings and contemporary treatments. The 124-year-old spa, run by Harrogate council, has previously had swimwear-free options at single-sex sessions.

Mercer Art Gallery5.26km from Knaresborough Castle

The Mercer Art Gallery is home to Harrogate district's fine art collection which consists of some 2000 works of art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. Among them are examples by William Powell Frith, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dame Laura Knight and Alan Davie. The gallery boasts a diverse exhibition programme featuring painting, photography, sculpture and crafts.

Royal Pump Room Museum5.27km from Knaresborough Castle

The Royal Pump Room Museum tells the story of Harrogate's heyday as a fashionable spa town when over 1,500 glasses of heavily sulphured spa water were served every day to visitors who came to 'take the waters. Today, the Pump Room consists of both the original 1842 stone rotunda and a glazed annexe which was opened in 1913. The Pump Room offered guests of the town an all-weather facility where they could drink sulphur water which was pumped on-site from a natural spring known as the Old Sulphur

Spofforth Castle5.92km from Knaresborough Castle

Spofforth Castle was once a grand and important house, scene of lavish banquets and powerful seat of power over of the surrounding feudal lands, and has stood in some form since at least the time of the Norman Conquest. The best-preserved parts of the castle are the hall and solar, but the oldest section is the undercroft, which dates to the 13th century and lies beneath the great hall and family quarters. It now serves as an important attraction in this area.

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.