The market and spa town Knaresborough was our last stop before going back to Harrogate. After visiting the famous Mother Shipton’s Cave, we went for a little stroll along the towns scenic cobble streets.
One of the most beautiful features of this town, in my opinion, is the Knaresborough Viaduct over the River Nidd, opened in 1851. However, and architect Niklaus Pevsner described the impact that the new viaduct had on the Nidd Valley, as ‘one of the worst railway crimes in all England.’
You will find Knaresborough Castle located atop the large cliff. Many Kings stayed here while hunting in the local forest. It took a lot of effort to reach it, considering we were on foot all day long, including rock climbing, but the view was worth every painful step.