Based in Oswestry, one of the UK’s oldest border settlements, the markets were first formed some 800 years ago and features both an indoor market held every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, an outdoor market every Wednesday and Saturday and even an Artisan market held on the last Friday of each month.

In this idyllic and picturesque but bursting marketplace, there is a huge variety of different businesses and shops on display, with everything from antiques, books, printing, hair dressers, household and appliance repairs, party wares, cake making, haberdashery and even the only Welsh shop located in England. There are also great quality bakers, fish monger, butchers, farm shops, delicatessens and quaint coffee shops offering free Wi-Fi. In addition there are heaps of independent and specialist service shops from across all industries, and better yet, the area also features a number of historic pubs offering great food and drinks, perfect for a long day of shopping.

The outdoor market will be being extended in the coming weeks to further reduce the distance between the markets and the town centre and to also create a more unique atmosphere for the town centre. Many will be excited to learn that a new Craft Beer stall will be opening very soon, great for those who love a tipple during the coming warmer months!

The best thing about the markets is that there’s something for everybody to enjoy, whether they be young or old, local or tourists, there is a shop or stall or artisan piece for everybody. The ethos of the markets is that they are all for the people and community. Shopping in the marketplace is a memorable experience in and of itself, vastly different from the trite and routine trip to the local supermarket. The markets also hold numerous events during the year, including the Antique Markets, Gardening and Family Fun Days, Food Festivals and season events.

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