Sunday, 4 September 2011

Picture postcard


To really appreciate Knaresborough's picturesque charm, you need to get up high on to the castle rock, from where you can enjoy wonderful views along the river.  This is the 'classic' photo, seen on a million postcards, calendars and jigsaws.  Much of the town centre - its winding shopping streets and the market place - is up at castle level, so you don't really notice the climb. The ruined castle area is interesting too, with a small museum and lovely gardens to explore.  One of the gardens has a children's paddling pool, which was full of happily squealing children on the day I visited. (Gran-in-waiting is making a mental note of these facilities now!)

12 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! That is thoroughly captivating! So very beautiful and so very different from anything we have here!

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  2. Many fond Memories of Knaresborough from Childhood Holidays in the 60's

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  3. The view from above gives a better idea of the city and its spirit..I agree, a perfect postcard!
    Have a nice sunday, dear becoming-Grany! :o)

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  4. What a lovely view! I know you must be getting excited about the new grandchild.

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  5. Jenny, you're making me want to buy airplane tickets. Jim

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  6. Everything you have shown us from this village is wonderful. You should sign on as the village's publicist.

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  7. Gorgeous! I've never seen anything so charming!

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  8. It is a beautiful little town. As you say its a chocolate box picture, just lovely. How much more waiting? I think you are a little excited.

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  9. So beautiful! I'd love a jigsaw of that place. Congratulations, and I hope the wait isn't too much longer. What an exciting time!

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  10. That is so lovely, so rich in history, makes me want to step right into that scene. ~Lili

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  11. A drop-dead charming town. Easy to see why this view makes the postcard; it's so inviting.

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