Knaresborough Tourist Information



Riverside Knaresborough is a firm family favourite with popular attractions including the character Mother Shipton’s Cave with natural phenomena, the Petrifying Well. Drama, history and legend all come together to great effect in this fun family attraction centred around the legendary witch prophetess Mother Shipton, born in the cave over 500 years ago.

A choice of family attractions feature in Knaresborough, from a tour of the ruined Medieval Knaresborough Castle with adjacent Courthouse Museum to scenic boat trips along the River Nidd. The town centre is brimming with family cafes, tearooms, Yorkshire inns and quirky craft and gift shops.

Knaresborough accommodation choice is huge, ranging from family friendly cottages and B&Bs to luxury coaching inn hotels, Victorian boutique guest houses and country house hotels with spa leisure facilities and conference/ function rooms. Often available at a cheaper price than neighbouring Harrogate accommodation, you’re perfectly placed in Knaresborough B&Bs and hotels for the international conference centre, the Yorkshire Showground and both the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors to the North.

Easy access on to the A1(M) also makes Knaresborough a great travel stopover and business base situated right in the heart of the UK. The town offers an exception choice of luxury country house conference hotels. Visit Knaresborough during its annual celebrated Feva Festival across 10 days in mid-August, featuring an eclectic mix of art exhibitions and craft shows, food & drink events, music concerts and family activities. Browse and book Knaresborough accommodation online now!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.