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Knaresborough Castle and Museum

Open daily 11am - 4pm until 11 September, then weekends until 2 October.  The Castle grounds are open all year round.  You can find out what is happening this season by downloading our

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Knaresborough Castle:

The King's TowerA stronghold of medieval kings and part of the Duchy of Lancaster  to this day, Knaresborough Castle stands towering over the River Nidd. Entry to the Castle allows visitors to see the remains of the King's tower, and includes entry into the Courthouse Museum. For further information about what there is to see and about the Castle's history click here.

As well as visiting the Castle and Museum, enjoy the Castle Grounds with a game of Putting or Bowls! Equipment available to hire on an hourly rate from the Museum. 



Putting: £2.40 adult, £1.80 child/concession                                                          Bowls: £2.20 adult, £1.70 child/concession

Knaresborough town is a short walk away where you can explore the riverside, cobbled streets and much more.

Audio Tours of the Castle:

Download our adult and child audio guides and take a tour of the castle. Be transported back to how the site would have appeared in the Middle Ages and discover what life in the castle would have been like. Hear of the grand chamber where royal residents would have greeted their guests. Discover the Medieval graffiti, a secret underground tunnel and much more, before finding out about the fate of the castle following the Civil War.
To download the free mp3 audio guides, select each link and save the files to your computer. You can then upload them to your mp3 player or mobile phone.

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Telephone - 01423 556188

Find us at Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA

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