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Lovely KNARESBOROUGH Yorkshire.

On the river Nidd.---------Click small picture for information.

DSCN0563.JPG287052f0-7672-11e9-884a-55667fa167ce.JPGDSCN0566.JPG=====The river Nidd rises in Nidderdale North Yorkshire England ,and joins the river Ouse to the the Humber and the North Sea.==DSCN0536.JPGDSCN0537.JPGDSCN0539.JPGDSCN0568.JPGDSCN0538.JPGDSCN0540.JPGDSCN0542.JPGDSCN0544.JPGDSCN0547.JPGDSCN0546.JPGDSCN0549.JPGDSCN0550.JPGDSCN0553.JPGDSCN0554.JPGDSCN0555.JPGDSCN0558.JPGDSCN0560.JPGDSCN0561.JPGDSCN0562.JPGDSCN0565.JPGDSCN0566.JPGDSCN0569.JPGDSCN0559.JPGDSCN0534.JPGDSCN0533.JPGI live in York ,North Yorkshire England. When someone suggests a day out, Knaresborough is probably first on the list.---Knaresborough is only 17 miles (27km ) from York and 4 miles (6.4km) from Harrogate...It is a historic Market Town with medieval streets, the town centre is on a cliff top of the river Nidd in a Gorge. Market day is Wednesday,in the market square, it has been held here for over 500 years. The town is mentioned in Domesday Book, the ruin of the Norman castle is from 1100. A famous view is the railway viaduct over the river, the railway opened in 1848. Today the station is unstaffed, with a ticket machine. Trains are hourly to York and half hourly to Harrogate and Leeds. Journey time to York is 24 minutes.-----------------------------Train is the best transport to use from York. There is no Direct bus To Knaresborough. Bus 22 goes by Ripon taking over 2 hours. Bus 412 goes by Wetherby to Harrogate taking 80 minutes, here there is a very regular bus service to Knaresborough. (A day out ,you could combine both Harrogate and Knaresborough ) Access is is good by car. -----------------------Knaresborough is in two parts, the town with market square,castle, high street shops, and the river front. To get down to the river from rail station is a steep road,called Water Bag Bank. Elsewhere there are steep steps from Castle Gardens.--- Alongside the river is a road to promenade along,with rowing boats and cafes. The road is sheltered by the cliff from the wind, it seems to catch the sunshine. On the other side of the river is Mother Shipton Cave and Petrifying Well. She was a prophetess who died in 1561. -- Mother Shipton was born in a cave on the banks of the river Nidd-------The castle is Norman with marvellous views from the gardens. Also in the gardens is the Old Courthouse now a museum.------In the market square is the Oldest Chemist Shop in England and also the statue of Blind Jack-------------- I had tasty fish and chips in Drakes Fish and Chips Restuarant,their quality is famous.DSCN0545

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