Thistle Hill

The Thistle Hill Project

The Home of Knaresborough Celtic

Thistle Hill is the home of Knaresborough Celtic Football Club. Covering 8 acres the site has a purpose built changing room pavilion, social area, a viewing verandah and 4 changing rooms. The site holds 5 football pitches covering all age groups from young footballers through to open age. A huge investment for the club, we are proud of the development and grateful to all those who contributed in helping realise our ambition of providing a home for the area’s premier community football club.We look forward to welcoming all visiting teams to our wonderful facility.

How to Find Us

OS Reference – 435091, 455388 Postcode – HG5 8LS

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We would like to offer extended thanks to Knaresobourgh Glass for their kind donation of mirrors throughout the Clubhouse.

Green Travel

We are trying to minimize the impact of our new facilities and as such we ask you to consider the following:We have limited parking spaces that fill quickly on match day. We therefore ask that visiting teams car share where possible. Access to the site is restricted as we do not solely own the right of access. To reduce impact on our neighbours and neighbouring livestock we ask that visitors consider timely arrival as indicated by the managers.

No parking is allowed on the access road and we strive to minimize the number of vehicles parking on the main road. A bike rack is also available and we encourage visitors to use this method of transport.

Cafe & Verandah

We aim to open the café for every match so that you can enjoy a range of hot & cold drinks as well as hot sandwiches, cold snacks & confectionery. Our spacious verandah offers a view over all 6 pitches and shelter from the elements on a bracing day. You are very welcome to enjoy all that we have on offer!

Gaining Access to Thistle Hill

The gate will be unlocked 40 minutes prior to kick-off and 20 minutes after the match ends.

You can contact the clubhouse on 07527 838066 for further advice.

New players always welcome

Knaresborough Celtic are always looking for new players at every age group. As the areas leading community football club we are proud of the standards we offer young footballers. With Thistle Hill as the home of the club we continue to set the standard for coaching, facilities and fun! If you are interested in joining the club then please visit the corresponding team page or the contact us page for the relevant contact details.