Sat 2nd March 2019


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Northampton Discover the traditional rural town with Market Day


Northampton's Market Square is one of the oldest and largest in England. It dates from 1235 when Henry III forbade the selling of goods in the churchyard of All Saints and ordered that the Market be moved to a space north of the churchyard, its present site.

Markets are held Monday to Saturday. Monday is fresh fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and plants only. Tuesday to Saturday are the general market days.

The Market Square is surrounded by many interesting buildings, notably, Welsh House, Beethoven House, and Victoria House. The older buildings date mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Before the advent of regular markets, fairs were held in the church and churchyard of All Saints. In 1189 Northampton received its first Market Charter allowing markets and fairs to be held on the ground east of All Saints. This charter allowed tolls to be charged and prohibited the operation of rival local markets.

In 2006 Northampton Market changed shape. This was to open up an Events Area for alternative markets, exhibitions, promotions, demonstrations, and entertainment.

With our new layout, Northampton Market has kept a traditional feel to the experience of buying and selling. And since the closure of the indoor Fish Market, which is in the process of being transformed into the Bus Interchange, we have accommodated some Fish Mongers and Butchers on to the Market Square along with our regular traditional wares and additional specialized goods.


Pick Up Points

Below is a list of pick up points for our excursions. Please note, we do not pick up from all of these points on every excursion - please contact us for more information on 01952 255560.


Abbey Forgate, Shrewsbury Abbey

Admaston, Admaston Road Bus Stop

Aqueduct, Castlefields Way Bus Stop (or Junction Brookside)

Beacon, Abraham Darby Academy

Bridgnorth, Mill Street, Northgate (opposite Sainsbury's), Woodberry Down

Brosely, Lady Forester (opposite garage) or Square

Dawley, Lord Hill Bus Station

Donnington, The Parade

Hadley, Bus Station

Jackfield, St Mary's Close

Leegomery, Leicester Way Bus Stop

Madeley, Telford Coach Travel Centre

Malinslee, Shops

Much Wenlock, Wheatland Garage

Newport, National Westminster Bank

Oakengates, Coalport Public House

Queen Street, Hills Lane Shops

Shawbirch, Woolpack Public House

Shifnal, Jaspers or Royal George Public House

St. Georges, Elephant & Castle

Stirchley, Sandino Court Bus Stop

Sutton Hill, Madebrook Layby

Telford Town Centre, Bus Station

Trench Road, Shops by Duke of York

Wellington, Victoria Street Bus Station or Captain Webb Public House

Woodside, Bus Stop (Formerly Elizabethan)