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An historic town that has developed into a modern spa town, Knaresborough lies in the county of Yorkshire, along the River Nidd. Knaresborough Castle was the centre of the town with the ancient market being held regularly. The town has a number of historic elements and landmarks, including the castle ruins, which are still part of the local landscape. Other local landmarks include the petrifying well, the House in the Rock as well as Courthouse Museum and Bebra Gardens. The town is also known for the famous Knaresborough Bed Race as well as the annual Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts.
Knaresborough has a number of health spas and fitness centres along with marketing consultants, graphic and interior designers, manufacturing companies and website development companies. There are printing services in Knaresborough that occupy office space along with lawyers, accountants, and photographers. Resimac, Procotech and the Inter Group have facilities in Knaresborough, as does Nicholson Designs.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The town is known for a number of entertainment events and venues including the Frazer Theatre, which is a great place for live-musical performances and concerts. The Holy Trinity Church Hall holds dance and performing art events while King James’ School also hosts a number of live-music concerts around the year. Knaresborough has a variety of restaurants serving everything from local British food to exotic Oriental cuisine. There are local favourites on the menu at the Royal Oak while Hallieva Mexicana has food from Latin America. The Mitre is all about tasty European cuisine and Riverview is a quality Chinese restaurant.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is the town’s closest link to international air travel while Knaresborough railway station connects to the Harrogate Line on the route to Leeds. Bus and taxi services connect various parts of town while good road networks allow drivers, buses and coaches to reach important local and national destinations with ease.