markets & market towns
East of England
The beautiful market town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is steeped in history.
With its stunning Minster, ancient buildings, cobbled streets and up-market shops, the town is a popular destination for both tourists and local residents.
Beverley’s famous market dates back centuries and is a vital part of community life. It is held twice weekly in the town centre, on Saturdays and Wednesdays, and attracts thousands of shoppers every week.
There are more than 130 stalls on the market over the two days, with traders coming as far afield as Manchester, Nottingham and Lincolnshire to sell their goods.
The busiest market is on Saturdays and there is a vibrant mix of stalls and a friendly atmosphere.
Some more traditional traders have been coming to the market for decades, while other newcomers cater for the latest trends in food and gifts.
Beverley is a thriving retail, leisure and business centre, with a number of specialist and boutique shops, quality restaurants and cafes, and historic pubs, all complimenting the market.
The architecturally fascinating streets, divided by the 15th century North Bar, contain a great number of listed buildings.
The town is close to the city of Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017, and just a few miles from the attractive East Yorkshire coast and the rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds.
As well as Beverley, the rest of the East Riding has a number of attractive market towns, like the scenic town of Pocklington, known as the gateway to the Yorkshire Wolds.
Pocklington market, which is held in the town centre every Tuesday features a wide range of stalls selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture.
Cottingham, which claims to be the largest village in England, is close to Hull, and holds a popular market every Thursday.
The traditional seaside resort of Bridlington, the heart of the Yorkshire coast, also attracts visitors to its twice weekly markets, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.