Just off the Market Place, Castlegate and the quirky Green Dragon Yard are home to some excellent independent cafes, galleries and shops.

Visit Green Dragon Yard at 11am on Sunday 5 December and enjoy live carols performed by local choir 'Coconut Workshop' as you explore this quaint cobbled yard.

Green Dragon Yard Knaresborough by Charlotte Gale Photography

If you have a bit more time to spare, why not head to Painting Pots on Castlegate to try your hand at one of their festive 'Nordic Gnomes needlefelting' or 'Santa Face' workshops (Sunday 5 December only). Both sessions last two hours and places are strictly limited, so booking is essential. 

Visit the Painting Pots Facebook page or phone the studio on 01423 863823 for details of prices and timings and to book your space.

Painting Pots will also be offering festive painting throughout the weekend (12 - 5pm on Saturday and 11am - 4pm on Sunday). Pre-booking is advisable.

Discover the shops and eateries on Castlegate

Discover the shops and eateries in Green Dragon Yard