Knaresborough, located in North Yorkshire, is a traditional market town as well as a spa town, situated near Harrogate. There are many sights to enjoy in the local area including the remains of Knareborough Castle as well as Mother Shipton's petrifying well. There are also numerous cave dwellings in the local area that should not be missed while visiting the local area. The town is also the site of the oldest chemist shop in the country, which opened in 1720. A variety of social events are held throughout the year, which visitors will certainly find interesting during their time in town.
The historic town of Knaresborough not only is famous for its superb market areas but over the time the town has gained credibility as a spa town in the English territory. It is a fairly sizable town compared to other surrounding towns when it comes to population as more than fifteen thousand people dwell in the amazing town of Knaresborough.
The town has easy access from train and the road, which makes it quite easily accessible. The River Nidd adds new dimensions to the tourist aspect of the town, and the bridge that connects the two ends of the river is an eye-catching piece of modern architecture. The riverside offers glimpses of the stunning flow of water, and tourists sit on the well arranged sitting facility to enjoy the amazing views of the natural wonder.
English people are known for their celebration of different social festivals and this town is not an exception. Knaresborough Bed Race is the most celebrated event of the town, when thousands of natives and tourists come to enjoy the unique competitions. The contests are designed to demonstrate the amazing blend of luck and skill. Many participants come to join the competition from different English towns.
Several other art and music festivals take place in the summer. Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts truly captures the artistic side of the town. Hundreds of artists and musicians participate in the festival and the festival sees it final culmination when a completion is held for the best presentation and the best art work.