September 29th 2017

You will never be stuck for things to do – Markets of Northumberland


Who doesn’t love a good bargain?  I love nothing more than searching through hordes of stuff to find a hidden gem that you know has years of life left.

Northumberland has some of the best markets I have ever been to (and I’ve been to a lot!). You have your traditional markets in Alnwick on a Saturday & Thursday then you have your farmers markets in places like Hexham and Morpeth (Morpeth – first Saturday of the month and Hexham is the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month)

Alnwick Market is one of the busiest in the county. Alnwick itself dates back to 600 A.D and the aptly named ‘market place’ is within the heart of the town. You can find an array of traditional Northumbrian pieces such as handmade knitted items from ‘Shades of Northumberland’ and get a taste for the delights of ‘The Mad Jam Woman’ which includes her Ghost Chilli sauces, that range from ‘hot’ to ‘stupid’.

Morpeth Market is held each Wednesday.  Morpeth is larger than Alnwick, but this doesn’t compromise its character & charm. The home of Emily Pankhurst has been developed into a stylish shopping town.  In Sanderson’s Arcade, you can find high end shops such as Crew Clothing, Hobbs of London & Laura Ashley.  In the bustling market, you will find the delectable treats of Benny Toons Macaroons.

At Hexham Farmer’s market you will find an abundance of locally produced delights.  Hexham Farmer’s market prides itself in advertising products that you can find no further than 50 miles away.  Can you really get more local than that?  It’s not too late for a BBQ, after all this is where you’ll find the best burgers in Northumberland!

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