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Mr Monkey visits Knaresborough Castle, July 20th

"It's a bit spooky in here"

Mr Monkey in a secret passage beneath Knaresborough Castle Mr Monkey outside a door in a rock face

Scurrying down the steps, Mr Monkey was surprised to find himself in a secret passage beneath the castle. He crept down the steep tunnel, which came out through a sally port in the dry ditch that used to surround the castle. The castle's defenders would creep out in the night to raid the attackers, who apparently wouldn't have noticed a door in the ditch.

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