Attack! Knaresborough Castle and Museum

It may seem peaceful now, but Knaresborough Castle was once a mighty stronghold of medieval kings. Take in the awe-inspiring views and then discover the dungeon, ancient graffiti and special secret tunnel. Inside the museum you'll find tales of local characters including Blind Jack, Guy Fawkes and Mother Shipton. You'll also find the rare, original Tudor court room where suspected criminals faced public trail.

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St Robert of Knaresborough

2018 is the 800th anniversary of the death of St Robert of Knaresborough. Robert Floure was born in York around 1160. He lived as a hermit in a small riverside cave at the far end of Abbey Road in Knaresborough. He had a great reputation as a holy man, miracle worker and healer. Many pilgrims visited him in his cave, including King John in 1216. A very pleasant walk of over one mile along Abbey Road from Low Bridge will bring you to the site of St Robert's Cave.