With some 400 colourful shops and stalls – mostly under cover in historic listed buildings - Doncaster boasts the finest traditional markets in the country. Market of the Year award winners in 2011 and 2012, Doncaster was recently voted ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’. Receiving praise from celebrity chefs, these magnificent markets have gained international fame and a loyal following of customers both at home and from further afield.
Markets have been at the heart of the town for centuries with trading on the present site dating back to medieval times. Today our still vibrant markets perfectly complement the town centre’s excellent modern shopping malls and attractive high street retail offer. A popular visitor destination in its own right, Doncaster Markets now attract coach trips from far and wide with its convenient pick up and drop off point, free coach parking and first rate drivers facilities.
Actually consisting of ten highly distinctive markets, all on one sprawling town centre site, a visit to Doncaster Markets is a day out to remember. The colour and bustle of the Fruit & Veg Market always creates a fantastic first impression. The adjacent Fish Market is the biggest and best in Britain and the fantastic Food Hall - with an array of more than fifty butchers, bakers, delis and specialist food traders all under one roof – is unrivalled. The adjoining Corn Exchange’s elegant interior is home to craft traders and traditional tea rooms while Goose Hill Market and the largest of Doncaster’s market halls - the labyrinthine bazaar known as the Wool Market - provide hundreds of attractive and diverse non-food stalls, complementing extensive outdoor markets.
A weekly Antique and Second Hand Market, a twice monthly Farmers market and a monthly Art & Craft Market add extra interest, as does the Markets’ extensive programme of events throughout the year.
It is once again that time of year when people are asked to vote for their favourite market. If you would like to cast your vote of support for Doncaster Market please click on this link. http://www.nabma.com/vote/ Please cast your vote before January 31st 2013.
Town Centre Management Team
| Tel: 01302 736680
Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
Doncaster Markets has its own well signposted short –stay car park immediately adjacent to the Open and Irish Middle Markets and thousands of further spaces in car parks only a few minutes away.
For up-to-date information of parking charges and for a map of car parking in Doncaster click on www.doncaster.gov.uk/parking
Coaches benefit from a convenient drop off and pick up point at the Markets and also enjoy free parking in a dedicated coach park nearby at Chappell Drive.
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Doncaster Markets are worth a visit at any time but the best times to see them in all their glory are Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays which are full market days.
Our weekly Antique & Second Hand Market is on Wednesdays.
Town Centre Management
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Town Centre Management, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU