Knaresborough is full of surprises with a warren of medieval streets and stone staircases that weave their way up and down the hill. For an arts and crafts centre with a difference, drop into Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre, or experience the magical charms of the marvellous Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well.

This linear walk between the picturesque Knaresborough and the bustle of Harrogate takes you on a scenic walk along public footpaths and the National Cycle Network. It takes a Northern train around 15 minutes to do this journey, but it will be around a pleasant 2 hours on foot for you.  Map and further route details can all be found in the guide below. Download the Knaresborough walking guide...

 Famous prophetess Mother Shipton's Cave is said to be England’s oldest visitor attraction. We predict it’s high time you experienced its magical charms! Mother Shipton’s prophecies are England’s most famous. Born in the 15th century she foretold the fates of several rulers - as well as the Great Fire of London. She’s alleged to have been born in a cave – the very one you can see today located in what’s...

An arts and crafts centre with a difference - it also supports people with disabilities and raises money for charity. "Buzzing with activities…in every room there is something exciting going on," said one visitor.

Dramatically perched on the cliffs above the River Nidd, the medieval town of Knaresborough is a maze of ancient cobbled paths and stone staircases that weave their way up the hill from the river.