Ormskirk Market - one of the country's oldest and most traditional street markets - gives the town an extra buzz each Thursday and Saturday. Dating back to 1286 when the monks at nearby Burscough Priory were granted a Royal Charter by Edward 1 to hold a weekly outdoor market, it is still a focal point for locals and visitors alike.
With around 100 stalls, set in the pedestrianised area in the heart of the town around the famous Clock Tower, the market attracts hundreds of bargain hunters each market day.
Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it on the market. With a great of range food stalls selling fresh breads, homemade pies, cheese, olives, not to mention fresh fish, meat and vegetables.
You'll also find a variety of clothing stalls, flowers, cards, furniture, hardware - and even a chiropodist!
Several times a year we also host specialty markets such as a continental or vintage market. Watch this space for details!
The market is open for business each Thursday and Saturday from 8.00am-4.30pm during March to October and 8.00am-4.00pm November to February.
Getting to Ormskirk couldn't be easier as the town has excellent rail and bus links that are within easy walking distance from the town centre.
There is one free and ten pay and display car parks in the town centre. Visit Ormskirk town centre parking for maps and more information.
Use Google Maps to get directions to Ormskirk (external link).
Neil Lloyd-Knapman, Market Superintendent
Tel: 01695 570125 (Thursday & Saturday only)
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