The ruins of the castle stand in a public park. Both times I've been there, plenty of local inhabitants have been using the space, walking their dogs, sitting on the benches, paying their respects at the war memorial which is also there, kids playing football, and so on. I really like the way it feels as though the castle is part of the community.
|Beneath the castle: the River Nidd, railway bridge and Marigold Café and Boating.|
|A latrine shaft :-)|
|The railway bridge; the castle ruins are on a hill on the other side of it.|
|Two pics of the parish church of St John the Baptist in Knaresborough, which was first mentioned in 1114, so was already at least 200 years old in Edward II's time.|