A view of the viaduct in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
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Visit the enchanting town of Knaresborough

Wind your way through the historic and enchanting Yorkshire spa town of Knaresborough.

A view of the viaduct in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

This picturesque Yorkshire spa town lies beside an enchanting gorge of the River Nidd, built up around the original defensive site on the top of the craggy cliffs.

A warren of medieval streets and stone staircases that weave their way up and down the hill, Knaresborough has plenty to offer all year round. 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.

There are plenty of things to do in Knaresborough all year round. The market place 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 market place offering tasty produce, wholefoods, plants and flowers, as well as pretty much anything else you can imagine, in the ever-popular Knaresborough Market.

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