Railway Viaduct - Knaresborough
Knaresborough has a fascinating and varied history. Its roots go back centuries and throughout it's long history it has been peopled by a wealth of characters, from Hugh de Morville, murderer of Thomas Beckett on the steps of his cathedral at Canterbury, to Blind Jack, the world renowned road builder.
The particular siting of Knaresborough may well be due to the easily defended location - the castle remains stand on a rocky outcrop 120 feet above the river. Ancient Britons gave the Nidd its name over 2000 years ago, although very little evidence of iron age or subsequent Roman occupation remains.