Important notice for local residents in Knaresborough

Celebrating the history of Knaresborough, our Civil War Day event will take place in the grounds of Knaresborough Castle on Sunday 8 July between 11am and 4pm.

The Sealed Knot will demonstrate Civil War battles during the day firing replica weapons using gunpowder causing loud noises.

As a nearby resident we wanted to give you advanced notice of the event and make you aware that you may hear harmless loud bangs during the day which are part of the re-enactment battles for this one-off event.

Please do come along on the day to enjoy the fun!

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.

Please contact us by completing the enquiries form.
Enquiries form
Alternatively you can email at museums@harrogate.gov.uk or telephone on 01423 556188


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.