So we had a free weekend before we go on our jolly hols to Greece, and decided to head out on a family outing. Our destination of choice: Knaresborough.
As you pull into the station, there is a very well known viaduct to cross on the train.Views of the town from this are wonderful and down by the river you get amazing views of this incredible structure.
There are several rowing boats that can be hired on one section of the River Nidd which was about £6 each person. We decided to skip on this and watch others row along the river, however, I think this would be a lovely activity to do on a warm sunny day when visiting Knaresborough.
So after having a look at the riverside and the boats, we decided to have a look at the park area of Conyngham Hall grounds. Surrounded by large trees there is the large Conyngham Hall, which operates as a business centre. We did not go right up to the hall but decided to have a walk alongside into the open grounds. Here we pitched up on one of the picnic benches to enjoy our mini picnic we had packed for the trip.
Just behind where we sat there appeared to be some ruins. Upon investigation, these ruins were apparently an old farm situated on the hall’s grounds. Some parts you could see the layout and the stables /pens for the animals, with other parts a little bit harder to imagine what they once were. Never the less it was still nice to see and have a look around a little bit of Knaresborough history.