Castle Working Group

Video of a drone flying over the castle last summer

Knaresborough Town Council formed a working group some time ago to look into ways to promote the castle at Knaresborough and one idea from the group was to enhance the castle by use of LED floodlights.

During the summer of 2017 a company did a temporary lighting scheme showing the beauty of the castle when floodlit. The working group is now looking at a permanent installation.

The castle is a historic monument, under the control of Harrogate Borough Council, which has been consulted throughout the whole process. The castle is leased from the Duchy of Lancaster; Historic England will be approached for Scheduled Monument Consent.

The Town Council appointed a specialist consultant to assist with this important project and he is working closely with the town council and HBC officers from to bring this scheme to fruition. The scheme has benefited from a £20,000 grant from Harrogate Borough Council's District Improvement Fund and this is to be matched by local fundraising.

Fundraising starts now.  The Mayor has already received a generous donation of £2,000 from a local company and it is hoped that other Knaresborough organisations, groups and individuals will support the scheme.

To donate please make your cheque payable to 'Knaresborough Town Council' and send to Knaresborough Town Council, Knaresborough House, High Street, HG5 0HW.

For electronic payment please contact the Clerk at for bank details. 

All donations gratefully received.  No donation too small.

a sketch of the castle coloured yellow

a sketch of the castle coloured red and yellow

a sketch of the castle coloured purple and yellow

a different picture of the castle coloured red and yellow

a picture of the castle coloured yellow and purple