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Local markets characterise the individual flavour of the different areas of the British Isles. Over a thousand local markets throughout the country supply fresh, good-quality, locally-sourced and seasonal produce, traditional fare, exotic foods, gifts, toys, vintage clothes, books, fabrics, pet supplies, everyday items... this list is endless. And even the smallest market usually has at least one speciality stall, whether it's selling delicious Mediterranean delicacies, stunning hand-made jewellery or a guitar man!

Soak up the atmosphere and grab yourself a bargain at these traditional, historic local markets. Find a market close to you or when you're away from home by using the search facility on the right - and you can be sure of finding something special for all the family!

Harpurhey Conran Street Market, Manchester
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market stall selling fresh shellfishYou'll find this market off Rochdale Road, with over 200 stalls, there's so many bargains that you won't find on the High Street, it really is a one-stop shop.  From meat, fish, roast chickens, flowers, breads, deli foods, fruit and veg to great fashion bargains from just £5, handbags, home wares, music and DVDs, lighting, this market has it all.

On Thursdays there's a mixed market including bric-a-brac, house clearance items, second-hand goods and clothes and furniture. It's best to get there early though to bag the best bargains!

Market Days: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Cabbages & Frocks Market, London

lovely cupcakes at Cabbages and Frocks Market, MaryleboneThey say that the Cabbages & Frocks Market in Marylebone is London’s first bespoke market! If you're looking for a real  find and fabulous food then this is the market for you. Come early and you may find a once worn Mulberry handbag or pair of Jimmy Choo's.

Newcastle Grainger Market, Tyne & Wear
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speciality cheese and organic farm food Grainger MarketGrainger Market's pre-Victorian market hall is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building close to Grey's Monument.  The market has over 100 stalls.

There's also an Arts & Crafts Market on the 2nd Saturday each month.

Market Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

There's also a Farmers' Market held on Grainger Street on the first Friday of month.

Barras Market, Glasgow
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market vegetable stallA lively street market with friendly, helpful stall-holders selling a wide variety of goods including fresh fruit and veg, kilts, antiques and collectables, shoes, curtains and lots more!

Market Days: Saturday, Sunday

Bridport Street Market, Dorset

gift present bouquet flowers Bridport Street Market spreads across East Street, West Street and South Street in the town center.  You'll find fresh fruit, veg and other local produce, clothing, hardware, flowers, plants, pictures, paintings and books.  There's over 100 stalls and many of the traders have held stalls here for many years , you can be sure of a friendly welcome.

Aylesbury Market, Buckinghamshire
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garden flower plantsAylesbury Market is held in the Market Square and has around 75 stalls.

Market Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Aylesbury Farmers Market is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month 9am-2pm.

There's also a Flea Market on Tuesdays.

Harbourside Market, Bristol
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Bristol Harbourside MarketHarbourside Market is Bristol's new weekend market bringing you the best Art, Food & Craft 11am-4pm every Saturday and Sunday! You'll find it on Bordeaux Quay on the Harbourside.

Kidderminster Market, Worcestershire
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gift present bouquet flowersKidderminster Market is held in the town centre and has over 100 stalls.

Market Days: Thursday, Saturday

There's also a farmers' market in the High Street offering some great food direct from the producers including meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, jams and local beer.  The farmers' market is held on the second Friday of the month.

So forget the supermarket, support your local markets!

There's also an Arts and Crafts plus Farmers' Market with 50 stalls held in the High Street each Friday.

Swansea Indoor Market

family shopping bread and cakes market stallWales's largest market with over 100 stalls.  This vibrant, friendly market is housed in a fantastic building with a glass roof that lights up the interior and gives the impression that you are outdoors.

With fresh fruit and veg, the smell of Welshcakes on the griddle, Swansea Market offers shoppers enormous variety and choice.

Ashford Market General Retail Outdoor & Indoor, Kent
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family shopping at local market Ashford Market General Retail Outdoor & Indoor is a lively market with up to 150 stalls.  You'll often find there's a speciality fair running alongside the market.

Market Days: Saturday

Barrow Market, Cumbria

coffee cake cafe restaurantBarrow Market has around 60 stalls and is held in the Market Hall on Duke Street / Market Street.

You'll find literally everything you need here.... including fresh and cooked meats, fish, flowers, jewellery, cheese, preserves, bakery, clothing, shoes, lighting, domestic appliances, models, books, lingerie, fancy goods, toys, chinaware,

Liverpool Great Homer Street Market, Merseyside
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gourmet food delicaciesThis is a huge outdoor market with over 1200 stalls selling everything you could possibly need including household items, jewellery, fresh fruit and vegetables, clothing and flowers.

Directly opposite the outdoor market you'll find St Anthony's Indoor Market. Here you'll find art work, dressmakers, cake making, personalised cards, wedding/communion dresses and hats to name a few. Definitely worth a visit!

Market Days: Saturday