Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We've taken the decision to close all of our leisure centres, swimming pools, community centres, Turkish Baths, our two museums, the Mercer art gallery and tourist information centres.

This is with effect from end of business tonight (Friday 20 March) and these buildings will remain closed until further notice. The decision is in line with updated government guidance and reflects the need for us to do what we can to encourage greater social isolation in light of the spread of the coronavirus. If you are affected by these closures, there is no need for you to get in touch. If you are a member of our venues, having swimming or diving lessons or other regular activities, your membership will be suspended and you will not be charged for April or May. If you have existing bookings, you'll be contacted over the coming days.

Knaresborough Castle and Museum
Castle Yard
North Yorkshire

By public transport:

  • Bus
    From the bus station, walk down the cobbled street to the Market Place. Keep left and walk towards the Market Tavern pub. Turn right as you reach the pub to head into Castle Yard car park. The castle is to your left, next to the car park
  • Train
    The castle is a 10 minute walk up a steep, picturesque hill from the train station. At the top of the hill, enter the Castle Yard car park beside the police station. Head across the car park to enter the castle grounds
  • By road
    Follow the brown signs to guide you to the nearest car parks for the castle. Limited pay and display parking is available in Castle Yard car park just outside the castle grounds, and four bays are reserved for visitors with disabilities

There are further pay and display car parks on Chapel Street and in the Market Place.

The coach drop off point is on Chapel Street and coach parking is on York Place.

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Page last updated 23/03/2020