A stronghold of Medieval Kings, Knaresborough Castle still stands towering over the River Nidd. A visit to the site includes a tour to discover what Royalty got up to in the King’s Tower, get a glimpse of the dungeon and walk through the underground sallyport.Visit the Courthouse Museum, housed in one of the Castle’s oldest surviving buildings. Find out about Knaresborough’s fascinating history and the colourful characters who have contributed to it, such as Eugene Aram, the infamous 18th century murderer! Get a glimpse of what life was like for children and adults alike living in a Medieval Castle and view the rare surviving Tudor courtroom. Knaresborough town is a short walk away where you can explore the riverside, cobbled streets and much more.
With Max Card – Free admission.
The park that is home to Mother Shipton’s Cave and the petrifying well is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. Sir Henry Slingsby’s Long Walk is described by English Heritage as “one of the best” of its kind and is one of Yorkshire’s top attractions. Over the last four centuries, millions of visitors from all over the world have been enchanted by the park’s natural beauty, mesmerised by the petrifying well and fascinated by Mother Shipton’s story.
With Max Card – (Adult – £5, Child – £4)