Knaresborough is a tiny, charming town in North Yorkshire, just 4 miles from Harrogate. It owes its charm to the narrow streets full of old atmospheric tenements, cliffs on the River Nidd, on which there are the ruins of the castle and, above all, thanks to the railway viaduct that crosses the river to create an unforgettable view. During an evening walk through the town, I captured in the photos our route, quiet streets, details such as ornate front doors and the River Nidd and its surroundings.

The town and the ruins of the castle were featured in one of Joseph Mallord William Turner’s paintings from around 1797. The painting can be seen today at the Tate Museum in London.

Knaresborough Viaduct was built two times. First one collapsed into the river before opening. A replacement viaduct was opened on 1 October 1851 and has a length of 80 m and is 24 m high,

On the River Nidd there is also a cave where Mother Shipton, the famous prophetess, was born. There is also Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction.

Railway Viaduct across the Nidd Gorge

Historic town

Knaresborough Castle

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