The Witches of Castle Clair

The setting for the Witches of Castle Clair is very much based on a fictionalised version of Knaresborough. There was absolutely no need for me to look elsewhere when planning these books. Knaresborough had it all! The ruined castle with its ravens, the legend of Old Mother Shipton, the shrine carved into the cliff, the river with its picturesque waterside walk, market place, the oldest chemist shop in England, cobbled streets, beautiful buildings…

Raven on the Castle Wall, Knaresborough - Simon Burchell
The Ruined Fortress (Knaresborough Castle) by Robert Lowe Flickr