Fargo Village

Markets, live-music gigs, moonlight cinema screenings and workshops (eg gardening or blacksmithing) are just some of the events that take place at this post-industrial cultural hub spread over a former car-radiator plant. Shops here sell everything from secondhand books to upcycled furniture; there are also art-and-craft studios, a hairdresser in a vintage Freedom Jetstream caravan, and a brilliant microbrewery, the Twisted Barrel, along with cafes, bakeries and street-food stalls.

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