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A picture tour of Knaresborough Castle - a Castle in the town of Knaresborough, in the county of North Yorkshire
Knaresborough Castle
Knaresborough Castle - by Victor Naumenko ©
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Photographer: © Victor Naumenko (Gallery)(9th December 2011)
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Knaresborough Castle

Apparently the Castle was a firm favourite with King John (1166-1216), and he is known to have used it on many occasions whilst hunting in the Forest of Knaresborough. During his reign, large sums of money were spent on the expansion of Knaresborough Castle, and King John was responsible for the excavation of the dry moat, which is the earliest surviving visible feature of the ruins today. When Edward I had succeeded in his subjugation of the Welsh, his focus then centred on Scotland. Knaresborough Castle became strategically important in this quest, and the king commissioned further modernisation of the Norman castle. Surviving features from this period include the substantial twin towers of the East Gate, as well as some fragments of curtain wall.
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Camera Make: SONY Model: DSC-W200
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 7.6 mm, ISO: 125, Exposure time: 1/320 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: August 10, 2011, 5:14 pm
ImageID:1142764, Image size: 1536 x 2048 pixels

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Comment by cathyml(10th December 2011)

Nice set of shots of Knaresborough

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