Knaresborough is an interesting place with a huge viaduct spanning the river Nidd. It is most picturesque with breathtaking views of the Nidd gorge from the castle ruins. Knaresborough has many historic buildings, cobbled alleys and lovely riverside walks. Hire a rowing boat and take a trip on the river.
Knaresborough's castle ruins and gardens are perched in a commanding position above the Nidd and provide excellent views. Reconstructions of battles are sometimes held by local historic groups, with cannon and men in chain mail bearing ancient weapons, conveying much of the fervor of the time. Don't miss it.
Knaresborough's other attractions include Mother Shipton's cave and petrifying well where you can see objects which have turned to stone, and the House in the Rock.
An annual event is the Knaresborough Bed Race held in June where teams decorate bed frames according to the annual theme. After a parade through the town and the
judging of the best bed, the beds race through the town, have to actually cross the river Nidd and be hauled up a steep bank to the finish line.