Knaresborough

A stunning market town, Knaresborough is a hidden gem known for its picturesque beauty, breathtaking views, and tranquil setting.

A perfect place to call home.

Knaresborough is full of surprises, a warren of medieval streets and stone staircases that weave their way up and down the cliffside. With a variety of things to do, unique activities to discover and the outdoors to explore all amid the stunning backdrop of the River Nidd and Nidd Gorge, it's easy to fall in love and call Knaresborough home.

Shopping
Food & Drink
Nightlife
Arts & Culture
Transport & Commuting
Highlights

Shopping

Living in Knaresborough offers a fantastic taste of Yorkshire retail. The town boasts a traditional market square, a long high street with countless side streets and courtyards each of which hides its own collection of passionate artisans and specialists. With no shortage of independent shops stocked with interesting and diverse product ranges, often sourced from local makers or producers, you’ll have no trouble finding quirky items, handmade gifts, locally made treats or “one off” designs for that special occasion.  If it’s the big-name brands you’re after, then head to St James Retail Park where you’ll find giants such as Next, Matalan and Boots.  
 

Food & Drink

Knaresborough has it all when it comes to eating and drinking. With an abundance of restaurants, fine dining establishments, wine bars, local pubs, cafes, and tea rooms they really do tick every box. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Sunday lunch, a family friendly pizzeria, a fancy meal for that special occasion, a quick bite for lunch, or a cosy waterside spot for cake, coffee and a catch-up with friends, there really is something to tickle all tastebuds.
 

Nightlife

Knaresborough may be a quaint, tranquil village by day, but it has an altogether different vibe by night with a bustling nightlife and lively atmosphere. Don’t miss out on a visit to Blind Jacks, a traditional pub with friendly locals and a great ale selection. Carriages Wine Bar provides a perfect spot overlooking the River Nidd to relax with refreshing glass in hand. Or head to 1858 Bar and Restaurant to start your weekend with a bang and enjoy live DJ sets. No matter what kind of night you prefer, you’ll find it here in Knaresborough.   
 

Arts & Culture

Thanks to its unique geography and medieval heritage there are whole host of unique attractions in Knaresborough. Knaresborough Castle, with its dramatic position perched on the top of the picturesque cliffs overlooking the River Nidd, and the majestic Victorian viaduct spanning the gorge – is a must-see for any history buff, photographer, or anyone simply keen to explore. The ancient Norman Castle has stood its ground against several sieges over the centuries including those by the Parliamentary Forces in the English Civil War. A visit to the castle gives a fascinating insight into its medieval life whilst the perfectly preserved Tudor courtroom in the adjacent Courtroom Museum provides an authentic feel for Law and Order at the time.
 

Transport & Commuting

If you’re buying a new home in Knaresborough, there’s a possibility you may not be travelling to work in the town itself, but potentially further out. The rail and motorway transport links make Knaresborough popular with commuters looking for easy access to the cities of York, Harrogate, Leeds and Manchester. It is an easily commutable town, extremely walkable to the town centre from wherever you are, but also has great bus routes to make life even more convenient, whether that’s to town, school, or work. If travelling further afield then the international Leeds Bradford Airport is right on your doorstep at a mere 15 miles away. Your family will feel right at home when it comes to life in Knaresborough.
 

Highlights

Nothing symbolizes Knaresborough like rowing on the river Nidd. These traditional red and green row boats in the shadow of the mighty viaduct are the first image anyone thinks of when you hear Knaresborough. Taking in the stunning setting makes for a very romantic atmosphere. However, if adrenaline is more your style, canoeing and kayaking are common recreational pursuits seen along the river.

Knaresborough is also where you’ll find Mother Shipton’s Cave, the home of England’s most famous prophetess, here you can experience over 500 years of history, mystery, and enchantments and marvel at the magic of everyday objects being turned to stone

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