Knaresborough is a charming market town in North Yorkshire that offers the perfect setting for a summer’s day out. There is so much to do in Knaresborough, from delightful cafes to relaxing boat trips! Here’s a few of our favourite ways to spend a summer’s day out in Knaresborough…

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the cosy Riverside Cafe. Located along the picturesque River Nidd, this cafe offers a serene atmosphere and a delicious selection of treats . Enjoy your meal with a view of the river, with a great selection of breakfast, lunch, cakes and more to choose from! Riverside Cafe is the perfect place to kickstart your day as you will be able to enjoy a delicious breakfast in a beautiful, serene setting.

When in Knaresborough, there is nothing better than cruising down the River Nidd. After enjoying a tasty breakfast, head over to the boat rental area and hire a boat for a leisurely ride along the River Nidd. Whether you choose to row yourself or hire a helping hand, this is a wonderful way to enjoy the stunning views of Knaresborough. If you bring along your furry friend to Knaresborough don’t worry, dogs are very much welcome! Prices start from just £5 with family tickets available for £25.

For lunch, make your way to Cafe Di Lucca. This cosy, independent coffee shop is known for its friendly atmosphere and delicious dishes. Choose from a variety of wonderful menu items that are sure to satisfy your hunger. From all day breakfast and light bites, to sandwiches, jacket potatoes and mussels in white wine, there are so many dishes to choose from!

No summer’s day is complete without ice cream! Stop by Castle Creamery to treat yourself to a scoop or two of their rich and creamy ice cream. With a wide range of flavours and vegan and gluten free options available, there’s something sweet for everyone. Not only can you indulge in refreshingly cold ice cream, you can also choose from a wide range of even more desserts including cakes, waffles and pancakes.

Take a stroll around England’s oldest tourist attraction, Mother Shipton’s Cave. This magical attraction offers a glimpse into the local history of Knaresborough and its natural beauty. The walk is a great way to stretch your legs and explore one of Knaresborough’s best hidden gems. Explore the ancient woodland and wonder at the unique petrifying well that ‘turns items into stone’. Or you can make a wish in the small cave that in legend is believed to be the birthplace of a legendary prophetess. For a truly magical experience, make sure to visit Mother Shipton’s Cave!

If you are searching for the ideal location to end the day with dinner and drinks, Six Poor Folk is the dinner destination for you. This stylish venue is located in one of the town’s oldest buildings dating back to 1480. Six Poor Folk combines a relaxed atmosphere with a menu full of tasty dishes and refreshing beverages including beers, ciders, wines, spirits and cocktails. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and relax after a wonderful day out in Knaresborough with good food, amazing atmosphere and great local beers.

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