This weekend Rohan and I went on the lovliest day trip to the cutest little town, Knaresborough. Found in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Knaresborough is a market and spa town with fantastic views and lots of history.
What to Do in Knaresborough
While Knaresborough is relatively small town, there is a lot to do, which makes it perfect for a quick trip. Here’s a few things you can get into while in the historic town:
- Visit the ancient Norman castle. The castle grounds are free to walk around, but for a small fee, you can visit the museum as well. Definitely don’t miss this-the views from the grounds are absolutely stunning.
- Take a walk along the river. You’re sure to find cute cafes, and the hidden gem of Bebra Gardens.
- Check out Mother Shipton’s Cave & the Petrifying Well -perhaps the strangest of Knaresborough’s attractions.
- Have a stroll around the Market Square. If you fancy a mid-week trip, every Wednesday there is a thriving market that surrounds the statue of Blind Jack.
- Row, row, row your boat down the River Nidd. It’s about £6-7 per person to hire a rowboat and have a nice little trip down the river, and under the amazing Victorian viaduct.
Though the town is small, it’s honestly full of little treasures and is just so picturesque. The people are friendly, it’s not super touristy; it’s just the perfect place for a weekend day out.
Have you ever visited Knaresborough? Where else in the UK do you recommend for day trips? Let me know in the comments below!
As always, thanks for reading & stay golden!