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Bebra Gardens is a small, attractive park close to Knaresborough Castle.
This hidden gem, which provides a haven from the hustle and bustle of the town centre is named in honour of the town’s links with Bebra, Germany.
The gardens are on a steep slope and there are sloping, meandering pathways leading through mature trees and conifers. The [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 24th 2020

The memorial commemorates the residents of Knaresborough who were killed or missing in World War I (155 names) and World War II (54 names).

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2020

When you are going to hike – pack a light heart
Dan May

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 22nd 2020

The viaduct connects Knaresborough with Harrogate on the Harrogate line, in North Yorkshire, England.[8] The line was built in 1848 with the Leeds and Thirsk Railway creating a branch from their line at Starbeck railway station to go through Knaresborough and connect with the line that was being built westwards from York as part of the East and West Yorkshire Junction Railway.[9] Just [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 22nd 2020

…Courtroom Museum

There has been a castle in Knaresborough for over 900 years. Over the centuries there have been significant periods of building and repair work as the castle was adapted to meet changing military requirements, fashions and historic events.
The early castle
We know very little about the castle’s origins but there may have been an Anglo-Saxon [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Nov 21st 2020

After breakfast our first port of call was Ripley where we enjoyed a stroll round the village. Although Mr C wasn’t particularly taken with it, I enjoyed the church which had some interesting historical features including the base of  a medieval cross known as ‘the weeping cross’ and which is thought to be a unique [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 8th 2020