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A stronghold of medieval kings, Knaresborough Castle is beautifully set overlooking the River Nidd.
Explore Knaresborough Castle independently or join a tour to discover the history of the King’s Chamber, visit the dungeon and scurry through the secret underground exit (sallyport).
Important Notice: Knaresborough Castle and Museum are closed from Saturday 21 March until further notice – please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/covid19 for more information and updates. The park and gardens remain open as usual during this time.
Get a fascinating insight into medieval castle life and Knaresborough’s royal residents.
Play our computer adventure game to discover life in the fourteenth century or explore how Knaresborough Castle may have looked back then.
Visit the Courtroom Museum to discover an original Tudor courtroom and learn more of Knaresborough’s colourful history.
There are also plenty of hands-on activities in our acclaimed ‘Life in a Castle’ gallery as well as Civil War costumes to try on.
Watch out for special events and activities for families, adults, and children taking place throughout the year.
|2021 Opening Times (8 Apr 2021 - 29 Sep 2021)|
* Knaresborough Castle and Museum are now closed for the year, but the grounds remain open for you to enjoy the amazing view and relaxing open space.
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