Knaresborough Castle is a scheduled ancient monument which is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and maintained by us.

The grounds are open as a public park all year round and provide a haven in the centre of the town. The castle stands on top of a high cliff and has dramatic views across to the viaduct and the River Nidd. The grassed areas are enhanced with mature trees and flowerbeds.

Facilities include:

  • courthouse museums
  • band concerts from May to the end of August
  • crown bowling green
  • 18-hole putting green
  • public toilets in the car park
  • award-winning war memorial

Visitor information

The outdoor sports are available from March to October. See the games in parks page for prices and opening times.

Knaresborough Castle is accessed from Cheapside or Market Place. The address is Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 8AS. There is a pay and display car park just outside the castle grounds, and there are other pay and display car parks in Chapel Street and the Market Place. The coach drop-off point is in Chapel Street and coach parking is in York Place.

The main entrance is accessible and pathways run around the yard. Disabled toilets are located at the entrance to the site. Routes to Waterside from Knaresborough Castle are steeply sloping, stepped footpaths.

Page last updated 11/06/2016