markets & market towns
East of England
Bridport is famous for its historic market, which takes place on the three main streets of the town centre each Wednesday & Saturday; it is also famed for its rope & net making.
With its harbour side, West Bay a little over a mile away it is also a Gateway Town for the World Heritage site of the Jurassic coast. The town has plenty to see and do with a great mix of independent shops, an incredible selection of local eateries and food producers, plus an Arts & Vintage Quarter. You can visit the Historic Town Hall or the Museum.
Bridport is known as Dorset’s eventful town; Bridport and West Bay host an impressive calendar of events throughout the year to suit all ages.
Bridport is fortunate to have a variety of entertainment centres including The Electric Palace, Bridport Arts Centre and Lyric Theatre; often there is live music on Bucky Doo Square, situated in front of the Town Hall.
There are also a number of art galleries including St Michael’s studios housed alongside an antique centre at the Arts and Vintage Quarter. A visit to the Tourist Information Centre also situated in the Town Hall is worth while to enhance your visit, contact in advance on 01308 424901 or visit www.bridportandwestbay.co.uk
There is plenty of coach parking in Bridport within easy walking distance of the town centre and at West Bay close to the harbour side.