The Best Markets in the Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds are home to some wonderful markets that are great fun to mooch around and pick up some goodies. A lot are focused on farming produce and sell local fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses and so on, so if you are foodie you’ll love these.

Markets are usually really sociable occasions where people meet, shop, eat and drink and are really friendly and fun.

 

These are some of the best markets that the Cotswolds has on offer.

 

Stroud Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday 9am - 2pm

Where: Cornhill Market and surrounding streets

 

One of the best markests in the Cotswolds is lcoated in Stroud. It is definitely the biggest and busiest and has won several  big awards.

This farmers markets has every kind of local produce that you could imagine, lots of great food stalls to eat your lunch at and since the area itself is pretty bohemian you’ll find plentiful offers for the vegans and vegetarians amongst you.

Aside from the food stalls there are lots of gorgeous jewellery stands, arts and craft stalls, clothing and music, the list is endless.

You could definitely spend a couple of hours mooching around this fabulous market.

 

Tetbury

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays

Where: Centre of town

 

Tetbury is a beautiful Cotswold town with magnificent architecture and a fabulous market.

Stallholders gather in the centre of town to sell their goods which include arts and crafts, gifts, produce and much more.

The market weaves in and out of the town’s Market House building and customers will find all sorts of seasonal delights. Between June and September the first Wednesday market of the month is much more arts and crafts based while all other markets have more of a farmers market feel.

 

Cheltenham

When: 2nd and last Friday of every month 9am - 2pm

Where: The Promenade

During the second and last Friday of every month the beautiful promenade in Cheltenham becomes lined with more than 30 stalls which include farmers produce, gorgeous gifts from local businesses, arts, crafts, food stalls and more.

There is a lovely atmosphere around the markets with people mooching and browsing, especially on a sunny day.

 

Cirencester

When: 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month 830am - 130pm

Where: Market Place

 

This market is definitely for the foodies amongst you. Expect an abundance of seasonal fruit and veg, meats, cheeses, bread and cakes.

There are loads of local producers showcasing their products at Cirencester market including Over Farm in Gloucester, Corinium Ales, Hobbs House Bakery and many more.

If this make doesn’t get your taste buds tingling the I don’t know what will!

 

Nailsworth

When: 4th Saturday of every month 9am - 1pm

Where: Mortimer Gardens

 

This is a lovely, varied market that has all of the foodie draws of a normal farmers market; home grown produce, locally reared meats, beautiful cheeses, jams, chutneys and cakes.

Alongside the food products though you’ll find some fabulous gift type stalls selling an array of products from handmade cards, ornaments, soaps and more.

 

There is often live music around the market which makes for a great atmosphere and a lovely morning out.