Knaresborough

Knaresborough is located on the River Nidd, 4 miles east of Harrogate is and is near a limestone gorge. It has 2 bridges known locally as the High and Low bridge plus a railway viaduct. Like Harrogate, Knaresborough is also a Spa town

Knaresborough is older than Harrogate, being mentioned in the Domesday Book. Knaresborough Castle dates from Norman times and the town began to thrive as a market town probably dating back to 1206, although it only received an official charter in 1310. The old castle ruins overlook the town and are a good vantage point

Mother Shipton's cave is an intriguing attraction. It was the birthplace to Ursula Southeil (1488–1561), a soothsayer who predicted a number of mainly local events but also included the Spanish Armada defeat and London fire. However she also predicted that people would fly, boats would be iron and the world would end in 1881.

Other attractions include the Petrifying well where normal objects are placed in the spa water, get caked in limestone and go hard within a few weeks.

Knaresborough is also home to an unusual event, the Knaresborough bed race that takes part on the second Saturday of June

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

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Newton House
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General Tarleton Inn
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The Groves Hotel
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Old Royal Oak
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George and Dragon

Holiday Homes in the area.

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Courtyard Cottage