Playing minigolf at Knaresborough's Castle Yard and a revisit to Conyngham Hall.
|Mini Golf grass Putting at Knaresborough Castle|
Back in September 2010 we visited Knaresborough in North Yorkshire and enjoyed an afternoon wandering around the town and playing some Mini and Crazy Golf at Conyngham Hall. Last March I found out that on that visit we'd actually missed the other miniature golf course in the town! It's situated in the Castle Yard.
|Emily putting at Knaresborough's Castle Yard course|
|Note the interesting sign on the drainpipe|
|The Castle Yard Putting course in Knaresborough is an 18-hole layout|
|The course is the first we've ever played that had a sallyport and secret tunnel running underneath it!|
The tunnel was built in the late 13th or mid 14th century and was large enough for a small group of armed men to leave the castle secretly at night and launch an attack on any besieging troops.
|The sallyport on the left and hole 8 on the right. While we were playing, the sallyport was opened up for a group on a tour|
On this trip to Knaresborough we spent the night in the town before heading back home. On our arrival it was very nice to receive a special welcome from Andy at Art in the Mill!
|Andy Grinter from Art in the Mill is a local businessman and minigolf enthusiast. Ahead of our arrival in town he'd chalked up a message for us on our visit to Knaresborough|
The grass Putting course at Knaresborough's Castle Yard became the 357th course played and 591st visited on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour. It was also the second course in a row that was played near a castle, as last month we played Crazy Golf in Tamworth's Castle Grounds.
|Hole 1 and Knaresborough Castle in the background. A very nice location for a round of minigolf|
|Putting on the 13th hole|
|As well as the Putting you can play Bowling on a nice looking green at the Castle|
While in Knaresborough we also revisited Conyngham Hall grounds where you can find a grass Putting course, Crazy Golf and a Pitch & Putt layout.
|Crazy Golf at Conyngham Hall|
|The Pitch & Putt layout at Conyngham Hall|
|When we arrrived at Conyngham Hall only one of the flags was still out on the Putting Green - it was about to close, so it's a good job we'd played the good little layout five years ago|
We're looking forward to our next visit to the town already.
|A view of the viaduct in Knaresborough from the Castle Yard|
Our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour has taken us to other courses in the Harrogate district, including Harrogate itself and Ripon's Spa Gardens.
|Putting at Knaresborough's Castle Yard costs £2.30 per adult. You get to use some odd headed putters for your game!|
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