Markets in South Wales
Abergavenny’s trading history stretches back well over 1000 years. Today, the Victorian Abergavenny Market Hall on Cross Street remains a good hunting ground for the kind of items you just can’t find in ordinary shops. The biggest day is Tuesday, when over 150 stalls sell everything from rare-breed meat to musical instruments.
General Market open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, flea market every Wednesday, craft fair 2nd Saturday monthly and artisan Farmers Market 4th Thursday monthly.
Discover more things to do in and near Abergavenny.
Cardiff Market is a traditional Victorian market hall, standing in the pedestrian-friendly city centre. It’s truly varied, with stalls selling electronics, pets and Welsh specialities such as laverbread (seaweed paste, great fried with bacon for breakfast). Sunlight streams through the glass roof and there’s a balcony where you can take a breather over a cup of tea. The market is dog friendly.
Open Monday to Saturday.
Read more about Cardiff.
Riverside Market, Cardiff
Riverside Market takes place close to Principality Stadium in our capital city’s centre. The market is a showcase for some of the best food producers in Wales as well as a key part of the Riverside community.
Newport Market is situated in the heart of the city of Newport and offers a unique shopping experience and a diverse community of food and drink traders and independent businesses selling a wealth of produce ranging from fresh farm goods to artisan confectionary. The impressive Victorian structure built in 1899 retains nearly all of its striking historical features making it the perfect place to explore, meet, eat, drink and shop. Dogs allowed.
Open 7 days a week, the food court is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Find out about how to have a great day out in Newport.
Cowbridge Farmers' Market
Located west of Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan, Cowbridge is a really enjoyable place to shop, its High Street stuffed with tempting independent boutiques. The small, friendly Cowbridge Farmers’ Market in the Arthur John & Co car park on North Road sells delicious local produce including small-batch honey, chutney and herbs.
The market is one of the many highlights of Cowbridge.
The Market Quarter Pontypridd
There's a great selection of food and drink, books and more at The Market Quarter Pontypridd. The indoor marker has had recent refurbishments, but still retains the original character. There's a baker, butcher and delicatessen, toy emporium, independent bike shop and much more, plus a number of places to eat.
Open Monday to Saturday.
Read more: A guide to Pontypridd - gateway to South Wales and the Rhondda Valleys.
Markets in Mid Wales
Barely bigger than a village but with all the personality of a market town, Hay-on-Wye Market is a pleasant place to shop on any day of the week. There’s even more on offer on Thursday mornings, when local traders sell organic food and drink, antiques, ethnic clothing and gifts from their stalls in the Memorial Square, Butter Market and around the Town Clock.
Machynlleth Outdoor Market
Under the gaze of the Victorian clock tower, the weekly Machynlleth Market on Maengwyn Street has a friendly, community feel. There are stalls selling pet food and vacuum cleaner spares alongside others loaded with books, beads, organic fruit, speciality cheeses and cottage garden plants.
Discover things to do in and around the quirky Mid Wales market town of Machynlleth.
Markets in West Wales
Cardigan Guildhall Market
Cardigan Guildhall Market is housed over two floors in a historic market building in the centre of Cardigan. The market features a range of goods including fresh produce, flowers, local crafts and clothing. Open Monday to Saturday.
The Market is closed for renovation until Autumn 2023. Around half of the 26 businesses that were trading there have been relocated elsewhere in the town and the others have taken a break until the Market re-opens. See the website for details.
Read about Things to do in Cardigan.
Haverfordwest Farmers' Market
Pembrokeshire’s busiest food, produce and craft market takes place at the Riverside Shopping Centre in Haverfordwest. Haverfordwest Farmers' Market is great for seasonal fare from local producers – ripe fruit in summer, pumpkins in autumn and beeswax candles, holly garlands and bird boxes in the weeks before Christmas.
Llandeilo Country Market
Llandeilo Country Market is just a short walk from the railway station and features local, fresh and sustainable produce including cut flowers, vegetables and plants as well as home baked cakes, savouries and preserves.
Open every Friday throughout the year (except the two Fridays after Christmas).
Extend your trip with a romantic break in West Wales.
The Swansea market on Oxford Street, Swansea, the biggest and most famous in Wales, is fantastic for unusual local treats such as laverbread, samphire and cockles. Many of its stalls have been in business for generations. They include Phillips, which sells top quality Gower lamb, and Coakley-Green the fishmonger, with stunning displays of fish cooled by ice sculptures. Dogs allowed.
Open Monday to Saturday.
The market is just one of the things to do in Swansea.
Markets in North Wales
The Colwyn Bay Local Market is held on Station and Seaview Road. As well as locally produced fruit, veg, bread and cheeses, you can browse fashion, music and plant stalls.
Colwyn Bay's regular Artisan Market, held on the third Saturday each month between April and November, is the perfect place to source quality hand-made products. Here, you'll find plenty of stalls heaving with locally made arts, crafts, food and drinks. There's also a pop-up bar, live music and street food trucks.
Read more: Things to do on holiday in Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.
Llangefni Market, Anglesey
Llangefni Market takes place in the Town Hall Car Park and offers a range of produce including food, household goods and clothing.
Open Thursday and Saturday.
Find more things to do on Anglesey.
Mold is a lively North Wales Borderlands town with a quirky jumble of Georgian, Victorian and black-and-white half-timbered buildings. On market days Mold Market takes place on the High Street. The street is partly closed to traffic and stalls there offer cut-price clothing, plants, fruit, cakes and freshly baked pies take over.
Open Wednesday and Saturday. There’s also a thriving indoor market open Monday to Saturday with a wide variety of stalls and a Farmers' market open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.
Pwllheli Market has run weekly on Y Maes (The Field) in Pwllheli since the 14th century. Today it’s an unpretentious general market, full of the flavour of everyday life. Its stalls sell inexpensive kids’ toys and Welsh dragon bedspreads as well as foodstuffs and basics like batteries and light bulbs.
A smaller scale ‘local produce’ market is also held on Sundays during the Spring/Summer months.