Market Place & Castle Courtyard

Knaresborough's historic Market Place is still central to life in the town, just as it has been for over 700 years. Once you have explored all the market has to offer, why not continue browsing the many independent shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries which surround the market square, including those in the Castle Courtyard complex.

Burnside Oriental and Persian Rugs Knaresborough by Charlotte Gale Photography

Market Place Shops and Eateries

Food Shops

The Farm Dairy Deli (sandwiches, meats and salads and local produce)

Hirsts Bakery (bread, sandwiches, pies and sweet treats)

Appleton's Pork Butchers (pies)

Castle Creamery (ice cream and coffee shop)

Castle Court Sweets (traditional sweet shop)

The Secret Bakery

Shoes and Clothing

Stomp Children's Shoes (quality children's footwear from well known brands)

Harriet's Womenswear (clothing, shoes and accessories)


Castlegate Books (a fantastic independent book shop)

Beers, Wines and Spirits

The Wine Shop (good value beers, wines and spirits)


River and Rose Florist (fresh and dried flowers and wreaths)

Prudames Fruit Shop (Christmas trees and wreaths)


Nottingham Jewellers (Jewellery, watches, gifts and photo frames)

Cards & Gifts

Dragonfly Cards & Gifts

Ye Olde Chemist Shoppe (local gifts)

P R Naylor Chemist (perfumes and cosmetics)

Natural & Alternative Health

Natural Choice (health food and natural/alternative health)

Art, Antiques and Pre-loved

AC Gallery (artwork by local and Yorkshire artists)

Donkeys Years Antiques (antiques centre now on two floors)

Burnside Oriental and Persian Rugs (Castle Courtyard)

Cancer Research UK (pre-loved goods)

Yorkshire Cancer Research - preloved teddy adoption event/jewellery lucky dip

MIND (pre-loved goods)

St Michael's Hospice (pre-loved goods)

Martin House (pre-loved goods)

Oxfam (pre-loved goods)

Cafes & Restaurants

The Lavender Tea Rooms

Cafe Di Lucca

Two Brothers Grill and Pizzeria (Castle Courtyard)

Six Poor Folk Bar & Restaurant (small plates menu) - thank you to Six Poor Folk for providing complimentary hot food to our volunteers after set up on Friday night.

Drakes Fish and Chips (restaurant and takeaway)

SO! Bar and Eats

Dil Raj Indian Restaurant

Lawai Spice Indian Restaurant

There are lots of independent shops, galleries at eateries on Castlegate, Green Dragon Yard, the High Street and Kirkgate too.

Discover the High Street shops and eateries

Discover the shops and eateries on Castlegate

Discover the shops and eateries in Green Dragon Yard

Browse the Kirkgate and Railway Station shops and eateries