The historic market town has got so many perks and quirks that you might find yourself needing 40 years to tick them all off the list!

These are the ten things that everyone in Knaresborough should have done before they turn 40

The historic market town of Knaresborough is riddled with age-old traditions, quirky features and hundreds of independent businesses.

But anyone who is born and raised in Knaresborough has usually had a pint in every independent pub, taken part in every tradition and discovered every quirk!

Throughout history there has been much debate about who Mother Shipton was and whether she had the power to tell fortunes and see the future. But the answers about her history are best answered in her hometown...

1. Visit Mother Shipton's Cave

Throughout history there has been much debate about who Mother Shipton was and whether she had the power to tell fortunes and see the future. But the answers about her history are best answered in her hometown...
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It's one of the most famous views in the country but seeing Knaresborough from the perspective of sitting on the water is just as enchanting as it is overlooking the river.

2. Row a boat on the River Nidd

It's one of the most famous views in the country but seeing Knaresborough from the perspective of sitting on the water is just as enchanting as it is overlooking the river.
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You're not a true Knaresborian until you've discovered who Blind Jack is, what he did for the town and gone to enjoy a quiet five minutes on the bench with him - or if you're feeling more social, enjoy a pint in the pub named in his honour!

3. Discover Blind Jack

You're not a true Knaresborian until you've discovered who Blind Jack is, what he did for the town and gone to enjoy a quiet five minutes on the bench with him - or if you're feeling more social, enjoy a pint in the pub named in his honour!
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Not only are the Castle Grounds some of the oldest ruins in the Harrogate District but it is also the best place to observe the world famous view of Knaresborough's viaduct.

4. Take a walk around Knaresborough Castle grounds

Not only are the Castle Grounds some of the oldest ruins in the Harrogate District but it is also the best place to observe the world famous view of Knaresborough's viaduct.
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