Knaresborough UK Travel Vlog | Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton’s Inn, Row Boats & More


Knaresborough is a picturesque, hilly market town in North Yorkshire set on the River Nidd. A warren of historic buildings, quaint streets and tiny doors, we thought Knaresborough was a great choice for our day out in Yorkshire. In this video we’ll show you what we did on our trip to Knaresborough: visiting attractions, attempting to row a boat and befriending a talkative crow. We opted to visit by train as Knaresborough is well connected from locations such as Harrogate, Leeds and York. From the station we headed to the castle via Market Square passing by statues of prophetess Mother Shipton and local hero Blind Jack, who we learned was a pioneering road builder of the 18th century. The castle ruins we see today dates back to the 1300s. You can pay to enter the castle museum or wonder the grounds for free. The ruins are set on top of a cliff overlooking the town. If you google image search Knaresborough many of the images you see will be from this spot and for good reason. The viaduct towering over the river was an impressive sight and catching a train pass overhead felt like the icing on an already spectacular cake. Come see the talking Ravens! all right all right all right all right what. We were surprised not only to find a talking crow but this one had a thick Yorkshire accent. As friendly as these guys appear apparently they’ve been known to steal cameras and phones so be wary! Once we had established that our new bird friend was definitely all right we left the castle and made our way to our next attraction. We enjoyed a wonder through the beautiful flower filled Bebra Gardens before exiting down by the river. Next up was Mother Shipton’s cave supposedly England’s oldest tourist attraction. Mother Shipton was most famous for a prophecies as she supposedly predicted events such as the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution and the American Civil War Once we had paid our ten-pound admission we walked by the Riverside towards the cave. Next to the cave was the petrifying well which we thought was the most interesting part of the attraction. For centuries people believed that the well had the power to turn objects placed it into stone in just a matter of weeks or months and who wouldn’t want to stone teddy bear or Chris Tarrant’s petrified hat this is Mother Shipton’s cave this is her birthplace. you know our time is as is almost customary on a warm day in England we opted for a nearby bear garden for lunch. Mother Shipton Inn had an inviting garden overlooking the river a perfect spot to sit in the sun and rest our legs with a refreshing pint. The menu ticked many pub food essentials boxes and we both ordered the fish and chips which came served with mushy peas and a creamy tartar saucea. The btter coating the flaky fish was excellent and the chips were perfectly crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, just as they should be. With rejuvenated legs and content stomachs we left the pub passing people relaxing on the grass and paddling in the river. yeah I enjoy Fish all the time that’s really pretty beer garden Anyway now that we’re really full and the weather is getting even warmer it’s probably a good time for us to do some physical exercise and go find the rowboats. cool let’s do that as you can see the crowds had picked up for reference we visited on a warm sunny back holiday weekend so this was to be expected. If you want to avoid the crowds then a midweek or out-of-season trip may suit you better. Being a warm sunny bank holiday the queue for the rowboats was warm sunny bank holiday length. With an upcoming trip to Orlando Florida we figured that this would be good practice for waiting in line however the queue moved surprisingly quickly and before we knew it we were sat on a boat pretending we knew how to row. As we didn’t hire a boat until after lunch the river was fairly busy. This didn’t bother us – if anything we thought it added to the fun – but if you would prefer a more tranquil experience then we did notice that the river was much quieter in the morning The rowboats were lots of fun although they did remind me a little of slow-motion bumper cars. I really did for sure just tried to film both of us but my arms actually now too tired to like stretch out and hold the tripod yeah that’s fun what did you think yeah yeah yeah it was good yeah scary once I start rowing correct way. There’s wasn’t much of it yeah it’s been good right spend an hour. 20,000 steps later and our lovely day in Knaresborough came to an end. We will definitely return one day so if there’s anything you would recommend that we do in Knaresborough that we missed please do let us know in the comments down below

11 Replies to “Knaresborough UK Travel Vlog | Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton’s Inn, Row Boats & More”

  1. Our Travel Place says:

    Have you ever been to Knaresborough? It really is such a beautiful place to visit in Yorkshire! There will be plenty more UK travel content coming up (plus trips to Croatia and Florida over the next few months) so we hope you decide to stick around! Thanks for watching ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. natpacker says:

    Great video! Looks like there's lots to do in Knaresborough. How on earth did those crows learn to talk?

  3. EpicEagle787 says:

    Wow our town is so exotic! Lol

  4. Knaresborough BID says:

    This is a brilliant video. Do you mind if we share it?

  5. Extreme Motorhoming Adventures says:

    ๐Ÿฅพ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒณGreat video.. Knaresborough is lovely with so much to do, we enjoyed our time there too. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Thanks for sharing

  6. Nathan Staker says:

    Fab video guys, love the style and great filming! Nice job ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. House of Hornsby says:

    Hi just come across your channel. Great to find new vlogs. Wow this place looks amazing. Just subscribed too ๐Ÿ‘

  8. Clare Birtwhistle says:

    Have spotted myself in bebra gardens,ha ha wasnt expecting that

  9. Tainted Mango says:

    I have never been but it looks like such a tranquil place. Thanks for sharing. New subbie here ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Garry May says:

    I live in knaresborough

  11. Louie Louie says:

    The crows used to swear at me hahaha

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