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Knaresborough Town Windows

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Explore Knaresborough’s long and rich history through painted town windows, in the famous trompe l’oeil style.

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About Knaresborough Town Windows

Knaresborough’s Town Windows are a collection of public art that can be spotted in windows around the town centre. The windows are painted in the trompe l’oeil style, that fools the eye into seeing something that looks real. 

The Georgian buildings originally had blocked-out windows to avoid the 18th century window tax. In place of these, painted panels were attached, illustrating the history of the town. Today, these panels have been restored and more painted trompe l'oeil windows added. Don't forget to look up!

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Published: 20 January 2023

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