Seek South West: Find Markets in Dorset
When a tourist destination is lacking in local markets where one can go on a shopping spree or pluck souvenirs they can take home, holidays spent there are simply incomplete. Fortunately, Dorset is characterised by its diverse local markets, and a holiday trip there, no doubt, will be memorable because of that.
Seek South West can provide you with assistance, whether you are looking for food markets in Dorset or where you can purchase wears and craftworks peculiar to the destination’s culture.
You simply cannot leave Dorset without having visited Wimborne’s famous market which has been widely recognised for the longest time. Not only is it one of the most famous, but it is also one of the largest open and covered markets in England’s south. The market has a 35,000-square feet stretch where the antiques bazaar and the indoor market are located, accommodating more than 200 mixed car booters and traders. Catch the Friday market from 7am to 2.30pm and enjoy convenient parking at the market’s multi-storey car park.
Phone: 01202 841212
Address: 1 Riverside Park Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1QA
Catch the Bridport Farmers’ Market every second Saturday of the month, from 9am to 1pm at the Arts Centre. With an average of 30 stalls, you’ll have enough variety of fresh produce to choose from.
Phone: 01258 818282
Address: Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR
Throughout the year, Blandford Market days are Thursdays and Saturdays each week. Open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, there is a wide variety of goods to be bought, including household goods, clothing, luggage, and food.
Address: Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7EB
One of the biggest and best markets in Dorset, Dorchester Market includes an outside undercover section and a large indoor market where you can buy whatever you need from a wide range of products sold by 200 market traders. You’ll find the market opposite Brewery Square if you follow Weymouth Avenue towards Dorchester. The market is open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 6:30am to 3pm.
Phone: 07889 616166
Address: Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1QS
Since winning the 2007 Dorset Food and Drink Awards title for ‘best Farmers’ Market in Dorset’, the Poundbury Farmers’ Market has only gotten better. The market is attended by nearly forty regular producers and it is the biggest to be put together by Dorset Farmers’ Markets Ltd. It holds in Queen Mother’s Square every first Saturday of the month from 9am to 1pm.
Address: Queen Mother’s Square, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3BL
Every third Friday of the month, the Broadmayne Community market is open from 2pm to 3.30pm. You can buy plants from a local nursery, local watercress, eggs, sausages, local pork, cards, jigsaws, preserves, cakes, and more. Buyers will be helping a good cause as the proceeds go to St Martin’s Community Hall.
Phone: 01305 853765
Address: St Martin’s Church, Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8EB
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