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Knaresborough Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 117 photos

Along the less dramatic part of the river Nidd, this does by no means mean dull as the river is very much a part of the townscape.

"Chednaresburgh" as it was first known, is a lovely little town with an upper part along the cliffs high above the Nidd which gives dramatic views across to the forest on the other side. Down by the river, you will find riverside walks, boats to rent and a generally nice atmosphere. Nowhere in Yorkshire have people greeted me in the street as much as in Knaresborough and they make you feel welcome. At the same time, people can comment that they have seen you in "this and that café" so you know that the locals keep an eye on any newcomer :-))) This goes hand in hand with the fact that Knaresborough has one of Yorkshire's fiercest EU resistance parties. They like it local and want to keep an eye on who you are. As long as you can stand that, you will like it in this friendly town with things to see.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:friendly, scenic
  • Cons:the locals know your every move :-)))
  • In a nutshell:Hidden gem in Yorkshire
  • Last visit to Knaresborough: Jul 1996
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Thanks for sharing your tips! I was only here for a very short time last year- hope to re visit one day - Lets see if I escaped the local neighbourhood watch - Did a spectacular U-turn near Ma Shiptons gaffe following Suets car! Best Wishes, Sue

  • barrikello's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2004 at 2:38 AM

    Yeah, it reminds me of my Erasmus year in Yorkshire!

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2003 at 4:52 AM

    I'll come back for more of this lovely town


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