Knaresborough Farmers’ Market

Knaresborough Farmers’ Market is held on Knaresborough Market Place on the third Saturday of every month from

10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

About Knaresborough


Knaresborough is a quintessential market town with an olde-worlde feel.  It is believed that the origins of the town could extend back to Roman times, with Knaresborough Castle playing an integral part in British history.  Famous for its breath-taking views of the Nidd Gorge, the town has something to appeal to all its visitors. It is made up of numerous ancient walkways, cobbled alleys and secret passages all waiting to be explored.  The River Nidd sweeps the outskirts, providing boating facilities and relaxing riverside walks.


It is home to England’s oldest attraction, Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of the renowned 15th century prophetess, Mother Shipton.  Near to her cave is the famous Petrifying Well where absorbent objects are turned to stone with the passage of time.  As well as the country’s oldest attraction, Knaresborough also lays claim to the country’s oldest chemist shop. This is now a café and is an integral part of the Farmers’ Market.  The building stood in Knaresborough’s picturesque Market Place since 1720. Its unusual façade, antiquated interior and original fixtures and fittings make it a unique attraction.


In addition to all these attractions, Knaresborough has a wide selection of tea rooms, restaurants and traditional pubs, offering regional home-cooked dishes to tempt the visitors. It’s easy to see why this market town is so popular.


For full details of all Knaresborough’s attractions and events, contact or visit the Knaresborough Tourist Information Centre.  It is situated in the library on Market Place. Opening times vary, please check for details.

Telephone: 0845 389 0177
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