Knaresborough

The exact origins of this market town of ancient walkways, cobbled alleys and secret passageways are shrouded in mystery. But one thing's for sure, Knaresborough has carved out a real character for itself with a Tudor prophetess, once royal castle, magnificent viaduct and breathtaking countryside views. An impressive sense of history is woven into the very fabric of Knaresborough. A wonderful place to start is Knaresborough Castle, towering over the River Nidd. Discover one of Knaresborough's enduring curiosities; Mother Shipton's Cave, where you can witness a whole host of everyday objects slowly being turned to stone. There's always plenty going on in the bustling town itself, from the oldest chemist shop in England, charming olde worlde tea rooms, to the lively Knaresborough Festival and the famous annual Great Knaresborough Bed Race! Find out more about Knaresborough...