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Knaresborough Castle
SE 349 569 Yorkshire England

Knaresborough Castle Knaresborough Castle is an early 12th century stone keep and courtyard fortress, founded by King Henry I. In the early 13th century, King John remodelled the castle and encased the two baileys, with a curtain wall and a deep outer ditch. In the 14th century, King Edward I and his son modernised and repaired the King's Tower, the great hall, the great chamber, the great chapel, the chapel of St Thomas and the great gate. Sadly only the King's Tower, the East gatehouse and the Courthouse of 1600, survived the Civil War slighting. The castle grounds have been converted to a public park and the northern of two underground sallyports can be accessed. 5 miles south is Spofforth Castle.


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Knaresborough Castle is located in the town centre, off Castlegate. 4 miles east of Harrogate, on the A59.

The site is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and is freely accessible in daylight hours. The Castle Tour and the Courthouse Museum are open daily, Easter Bank Holiday to September 10:30-5:00pm.

There are car parks nearby.

Click here for castle pictures Knaresborough Castle Picture 1Knaresborough Castle Picture 2Knaresborough Castle Picture 3 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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