markets & market towns
East of England
The Market Hall in Carlisle is one of the few remaining Victorian Covered Markets in the Country.
First opened to the public in 1889 the Market has a long history yet still offers an important service to shoppers in the City Centre.
Located in the City’s Historic Quarter, visitors are enthralled by the buildings Victorian architecture and its colourful history. They also find themselves within walking distance of Carlisle’s beautiful Cathedral, its imposing Castle and the fascinating Tullie House Museum.
The Market Hall is conveniently located in the pedestrianised City Centre with a bus stop on its door step, a train station within walking distance and car parks nearby. Home to many of the City Centre small businesses the Covered Market is a melting pot of traditional and modern retailers brimming with an eclectic mix of quality goods and services.
Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Covered Market finding something of interest around every corner. In Summer the Market has a light and airy feel and in Winter the traditional globe lighting adds a welcoming ambience to the Mall. Whatever the season this Aladdin’s cave of retail gems has a friendly atmosphere and a sense of community among the traders who offer customers a very personal service.
The Market also has several cafes and takeaway food outlets, public toilets and disability facilities.
T.K. Maxx and Wilko, the Centre’s anchor stores, add to this amazing retail offer giving visitors a unique and enjoyable shopping experience under one giant roof.
Visit The Market Hall and enjoy a thoroughly memorable day out. Shop, eat, relax and repeat the experience again and again.
Visit The Market Hall Carlisle and enjoy a relaxing shopping experience in its beautiful Victorian Covered Market, Arcade Shops and T.K. Maxx & Wilko Stores.
fact fileOpening TimesThe Market Hall: Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm (Stall opening times vary)Wilko: Monday to Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 10.30am –4.30pmT.K. Maxx: Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm (Times subject to change)