Knaresborough Castle is situated at the top of a large cliff, with a commanding view of the River Nidd and the Forest of Knaresborough. King John took a particular interest in Knaresborough and he often visited during his reign, residing here while hunting in the Forest of Knaresborough. Knaresborough Castle supported the Royalist Cause during the Civil War. After the battle of Marston Moor in July 1644, the castle was besieged. Parliament ordered the castle to be demolished, but the townspeople petitioned Parliament to allow them to maintain it as a prison. Demolition was halted and the Tower was left standing.
Northern Soundscapes is Tim Hunter's music label. He is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.