About Knaresborough

Famous for its breathtaking views of the Nidd Gorge from the ruins of the medieval castle, Knaresborough is made up of numerous ancient walkways, cobbled alleys and secret passages, all of which reward careful exploration.

The Frozen Nidd at Knaresborough copyright Charlotte Gale

Additionally Knaresborough lays claim to England’s oldest chemist shop, which has stood in Knaresborough’s picturesque Market Place since 1720, as well as the country’s oldest visitor attraction – Mother Shipton’s Cave and Dropping Well. The town also once lay at the heart of the prestigious Royal Forest of Knaresborough.

These are just a few of the many reasons to visit Knaresborough both at Christmas and all year round.

Castlegate, Knaresborough by Charlotte Gale



How to find us

Located just a few miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, the historic market town of Knaresborough is easily accessible by road, rail or bus. The town is less than 5 miles from the A1 and is connected to national transport routes via regular trains from Leeds and York.

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