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Knaresborough is full of surprises, a warren of medieval streets and stone staircases that weave their way up and down the hill. The town centre is perched on the cliffs above the River Nidd and the imposing railway viaduct across the Nidd Gorge offers an amazing view to visitors as they arrive by train.

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What’s best about Knaresborough?

There are plenty of things to do in Knaresborough all year round. The marketplace in the centre of the town offers a great place to enjoy a cup of tea or something delicious and home baked. On a Wednesday stalls fill the marketplace offering tasty produce, whole foods, plants and flowers, as well as pretty much anything else you can imagine, in the ever-popular Knaresborough Market.

At the base of the cliffs on which the town sits, you will find a delightful promenade that traps the sun in summer, with a coastal feel despite being more than 60 miles from the sea making a great place to enjoy an ice-cream or indulge in the tradition English pastime of ‘simply mucking about in boats’.

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Hidden Gems of Knaresborough

The Nidd Gorge is a beautiful wooded landscape just upstream of the town, rich in wildlife and following the winding course of the river Nidd. The Nidd Gorge makes a great spot for walks, picnics and wildlife watching for all the family.

Jump on the bike and go for a ride; the Beryl Burton Cycle Way is a Sustrans route allowing cyclists to ride to Harrogate, Bilton and Ripley by traffic-free routes. With a stunning view from atop the grade II listed Nidd Valley Viaduct, idyllic paths through fields and the odd pub along the way.

A day discovering Knaresborough

A day discovering Knaresborough

The historic market town of Knaresborough is the perfect place to spend 24 hours. Explore the pretty side streets and old buildings around the market place where the Wednesday market is opened by the town crier. The town is full of quirky little shops, cafes and tea rooms and perhaps one of the most Instagram-able views in the area. Knaresborough is easy to reach by public transport and there is plenty of parking too. Here...

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