Knaresborough is a historic market town in North Yorkshire, and I discovered many of its hidden surprises here. From the castle to the pretty riverside, I show you some of the most popular and maybe secrets of the town.
Thousands of visitors come here every year for great experiences. Mother Shipton’s Cave is a must visit and the walk to the cave along the river is stunning.
If you are into exploring, the castle has secret underground passageways and has seating areas inside the cliff side. The Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag is only a short walk away from the castle, and it’s a great historical spot to see.
There are also great cafes and restaurants in Knaresborough, from tradition cuisines to worldly.
The White Horse is one of my favourite childhood places. It is in Kilburn, and once you have climbed the 140 steps to the top, the views of the Vale of York are amazing. On a clear day, you can apparently see the coast.
For the full walk, is three miles long, and you can take different routes from, into the woods and the visitors centre where you will also catch the gliders taking off from the hill side.
York has been awarded 7th best place to visit on trip advisor with attractions such as the national railway museum, York Minster and the grand re opening of the Yorkvik Viking Centre next month. 6.9 million people chose to visit York last year, spending 564 million on the city.
I went around some of my favourate places in York.
The York Irish Festival is on this weekend in York City Centre. I went down to see Brendan, who is one of the festival’s organisers to see what it looks like and what they do to celebrate it with the community of York.
Rymans in York are holding a Red Nose Day event in their shop, and the manager of the store, Liam proctor, is attempting to row 60 miles in the window to help.
The staff are dressing up and they are hosting a cake sale as well.
I took at trip down to find out more.
Door 84 youth centre is based in the groves and it is a place that welcomes children from every background.
Converted from an old children’s home, the support this centre gives to people from GCSE’s to social skills is incredible. I caught up with the centre manager here who took me on a mini-tour.
St Georges day is celebrated in York every year, and this year they had a wonderful Morris Dancing celebration on the square. The Three Cranes, a local pub on St Sampson Square, hosted lots of entertainment inside, and outside the pub. I caught up with the Landlord and he told me exactly what they were doing, and how they celebrated it.
R U Taking The P is an amazing charity run for Prostate Cancer. This men’s only race is aimed at all ages and all the money goes into prostate research. The race is on Fathers Day in June and I met up with the team at York University.