There's a car park here that could serve Leeds-Bradford airport and were this still West Yorkshire, it might well have done, why not?
No, since 1974 this is now North Yorkshire so Leodensians can go and find their own overflow but this level of accommodation suggests something special?
Things head further downhill, this time literally, and after the To Rent signs relent, here's where the history starteth, sort of, and boy does it have its fair share.
Mid 18th-century isn't exactly uncommon but some old Rev or other's old house now houses the fat cats at Knaresborough .
These are the people who allowed the 2014 Tour de France through town and these are the people who have subsequently ruined, for many, a nice, Bank Holiday drive through the Dales in a diesel.
You'll be hanging back behind yet another bunch of amateur cyclists, screaming in second, until the barking-mad bikers breach the brow of that hill.
There are quite a few cyclers on display today, none shown, although it's unlikely they'll be doing the full 201 km to Sheffield. That sloping high street that's just been walked down, by the way, wouldn't even have registered as an incline for the pros that were racing that day.
The only thing that's known of Knaresborough is that there's a river here, somewhere, but more on that in a minute.
The leads further down to where it's suspected to be, passing, on the left, Knaresborough's oldest house and that's 1498 old so the lintel claims.
There's a distraction over the road and through a park at Conyngham Hall, not shown, that's only been noticed for its very un-Yorkshire name. Some old Celtic Cunningham is the cause and it's a business centre, these days, so there's no business being there, besides, who fancies the zoo?
It's famous, in Knaresborough, for the , a flotilla of fancy-dressed inflatables raising funds for charity, at least that's what was thought.
Prior to the river, however, there's an unearthly on the other side. Picture the scene, a violent thunderstorm and a child prostitute gives birth in a cave with the diabolical stench of sulphur stinking it out, they say.
Ursula Southeil's dramatic entrance in 1488 is best explained as just a bit of bad weather back in the day and the whiff of the natural springs that sprung a spa resort, of sorts, before Harrogate got in on the act.
Cruelly described as a funny-looking thing, she was taunted as a witch from an early age and sought refuge in the cave, concocting potions from the fruits of next door's forest floor. Later looking to monetise the brand, she took to soothsaying and some of her sooths hit close to the truth.
Not that anyone in the 1500s would have known of any Great Fire of London nor the defeat of a Spanish Armada, neither, although medieval, timbered cities will tend to do that and naval ding-dongs were already the norm.
Living to a lengthy age, the legacy of the childless and widowed 'Mother Shipton' lives on and you can part with a few pounds for further fictional facts and a close-up with the cave. Petrified what-nots hang below the drips, not shown, but one thing she didn't predict was that you'd have to wear a mask to enter.
No, not for the pong, this is the first proper bit of Guffing since the lockdown of you-know-what was lifted and no cafés were entered in the making of this. Or caves, actually.
Ma Shipton's frontage sports a checkerboard facade and you may already have seen it elsewhere.
Is this an ancient heraldic link to something sinister like the Knights Templar or something? Not quite, some old resident of some old house liked to play chess so he simply painted his outside and others copied.
There's a temptation to head left at the Manor House, still not shown, up the intriguingly named Water Bag Bank but stay on the flat to pass under Knaresborough Viaduct.
Built for the trains, this, it's three years younger than it should be after the first attempt collapsed and tumbled into the Nidd. It wasn't until 1851 that horse and cart wasn't the only viable option if you fancied a night out in Leeds.
The Nidd cuts quite a gorge and, this being largely limestone, quite a few caves have been cut out including Mother Shipton's. There's something higher, however, that's equally hollow and the House in the Rock does exactly what it says.
In 1770, Thomas Hill got the pickaxe out and went all on the cliffs, carving out his crib in 16 years, three less than , film fans.
It evolved into a castle, of sorts, and was quite the attraction by the early 1800s where a 'woolly headed' boy would show you around. He had mysteriously appeared in town, they say, and not much more than that is known other than he came to live with the family, employed to fleece the visitors.
Boris from Bebra would have lodged with Harry from Harrogate in one of those awkward, European student exchanges they had in the '80s and would've went home greeting everybody with 'eyauf' and 'wietust', possibly?
Highlights in this relaxing area include a paddling pool or a broken glass storage facility as they were called when Boris was hanging out here.
That's not the half of it, there's evidence of a castle wall and two turrets. They are the half of it, however, when viewed up-close and side-on.
 Eyup and Howdo?
Just behind leads to , already hinted at but now in all its ruinous glory.
Remember Thomas à Becket? Everybody knows the name and something about a murder but no one really knows when or even why?
An 1170 version of a Twitter™ spat between Henry II and the then Archbishop of Canterbury saw a handful of Henry's followers bash the bish's brains in after taking a 12th-century Tweet™ too literally.
They retreated north to Knaresborough, the Archbishop of York being an ally of the king, and hid in the castle for a year and there! That's how they should teach it.
That makes Knaresborough a big hitter, history-wise, and while there might be a bit more to the story, everybody now knows when and why.
Leaving the castle behind, cut past the cop shop to reach Market Place where, at last, here be where all the knick-knack providers are at.
This area is where most folk will head for, including a bronze Mother Shipton, not shown, and explains the relative run-of-the-millness of the high street, probably.