Knaresborough’s “Town Windows” - a collection of public art works illustrating characters and events from the town’s long and rich history can be seen around the town centre on various buildings. The art works use the technique of trompe l’oeil - a painting style that sets out to ‘fool the eye’ into seeing a painted picture as something real.
Knaresborough has dozens of blank windows in older buildings of the town. They are a feature of Georgian buildings. The windows were blocked to avoid window tax or incorporated in the building’s design to provide symmetry. “Town Windows” reinstates the windows by installing paintings on panels.
The “Town Windows” are in place all year round so whenever you visit we hope you will take the time to explore our streets and discover them. This guide will help you find them all. While you walk around the town be sure to look up and take in the historic architecture of the town. You may well be struck by the number of blind windows around the town or by other interesting features.
This project has been devised and managed by Renaissance Knaresborough. Renaissance Knaresborough is the organisation set up to identify, develop and deliver projects that improve Knaresborough.
See information on the individual windows in the official guide.
Search What's Nearby
These beautiful spacious apartments in the heart of Knaresborough have been lovingly…0.16 miles away
A pretty site located on the south side of Harrogate overlooking the beautiful Crimple…2.35 miles away
Beautiful elegantly proportioned house refurbished to same high standards as all our…2.57 miles away
Award-winning holiday park in beautiful parkland. Excellent & extensive facilities for…2.66 miles away
Cottages and Lodges set in beautiful parkland with extensive facilities; outdoor pool,…2.66 miles away
Stay in this charming town house, just eight minutes’ walk from the centre of Harrogate…2.66 miles away
This bright and vibrant property, just minutes from the heart of Harrogate, has been…2.73 miles away
Spend your time in Harrogate in this beautifully refurbished Victorian cottage; Artists…2.74 miles away
Grade II. listed 4-star Cedar Court Hotel is just a short stroll from city centre. The…2.74 miles away
Voted Independent Hotel of the Year 2019, Best Hotel in Britain (Visit Britain 2018), one…2.76 miles away
Quietly located and convenient luxury guest house close to Harrogate town centre. A 2…3.01 miles away
Welcome to our stunning 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Harrogate , our apartment…3.02 miles away
The Crowne Plaza Harrogate is adjacent to the Harrogate International Centre and is a…3.04 miles away
Set over three sites in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, The Lawrance Apart-Hotel…3.07 miles away
With over 12 years experience of providing luxury Serviced Apartments in Harrogate, we…3.12 miles away
Our centrally located apartments are the perfect alternative to a hotel with a choice of…3.17 miles away