The picturesque old market town spills down the river bank while towering above is the iconic viaduct and the ruins of Knaresborough Castle. With a history that goes back to the 5th century there are several ancient sites to visit or you can follow the colourful public art trail of trompe l'oeils which tell the story of Knaresborough's past.
Cobbled paths and stone staircases lead down to the riverside for boat hire, mini-golf, pretty walks and little cafes. With great pubs, plenty of independent shops, a thriving Wednesday market and a vibrant calendar of events, this town has a lovely holiday atmosphere. Walk down to the riverside and enjoy the water side views of this broad section of the River Nidd, or even take your ice cream out on the river and row under the Victorian viaduct and its 78ft high arches.