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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Things to do in Knaresborough for the day

Knaresborough, in Harrogate North Yorkshire, is a pretty market and spa town about an hour away from Leeds. It is probably most famous for Mother Shipton's cave. (We went when Ellie was little, she was frightened...we didn't go back!) A couple of months ago we spent a day exploring everything there is to do there. Here are our best things to do in Knaresborough.

Firstly I will say If you are driving in to have a day in Knaresborough, I recommend the York Place car park. It is just £1.60 for the day and a 10 minute walk from the centre.

Things to do in Knaresborough - Knaresborough town windows trail


Things to do in Knaresborough - Knaresborough town windows trail



There are some gorgeous painted bricked up windows around the town in Knaresborough. I only found out after coming home that you can download a guide to follow the trail of them and they all depict characters and events from the town. Bricking up windows in Georgian houses is a common feature as it was done to avoid window tax or make houses more symmetrical. Next time we visit I will definitely get the guide and find all of the windows on it.

Things to do in Knaresborough - Knaresborough Castle

You know me and Castles, so when spending a day in Knaresborough I was always going to come here wasn't I?! Knaresborough Castle is a medieval ruin sitting at the top of the hill overlooking the River Nidd. It's a lovely place to walk around and has gorgeous views.

Things to do in Knaresborough - Knaresborough Castle ruins

Things to do in Knaresborough - Knaresborough Castle ruins



I have a photo of Ellie sat on the mosaic by the Castle as a toddler so it is nice to see it again all these years later.


Things to do in Knaresborough - Knaresborough Castle mosaic



If you are lucky the Knaresborough Castle ravens will be out for you to see. I would love to stroke one but apparently they are not too friendly! The ravens are huge and look so stunning. It's not often you get to see them up close either.

Things to do in Knaresborough - Knaresborough raven sat on the Castle ruins



Things to do in Knaresborough - River Nidd riverside walk

If you've ever seen any photographs of Knaresborough the River Nidd riverside will be it.


Things to do in Knaresborough - River Nidd viaduct



You can walk along to the aqueduct where there's rowing boats and a cafe. On a warm Summer day it will be lovely to rent a boat and paddle along the river, or sit with a drink and watch everyone else doing it.


Things to do in Knaresborough - boats on River Nidd



It is really beautiful and so picturesque down there. I imagine no matter what time of year you visit it will always be pretty there.


Things to do in Knaresborough - River Nidd viaduct



You can also walk along the river the opposite way. There is not a lot down there but it's a nice walk.


Things to do in Knaresborough - River Nidd



 

Things to do in Knaresborough - the town

If you're spending the day in Knaresborough there is plenty to do in the centre. Lots of shops, cafes, bars and pubs. Market day is a Wednesday and definitely worth a walk around. Although we didn't go to go shopping we did come home with a couple of punnets of strawberries from the fruit and veg stall!

Have you been to Knaresborough before?

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