Pannier Market

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Pannier Market featuring interior views

Built by the Victorians over 150 years ago, this charming marketplace  is still open for business, with craft, antiques and fresh produce on offer.

Browse the numerous stalls of the Pannier Market and find different traders every day. Admire the historical building, including the arched wooden beams of the ceiling, and stop for lunch or a drink at the cafés.

Barnstaple has been a major market town of North Devon since Saxon times. Different markets were originally held in the town streets. The Pannier Market and adjacent Butchers Row were built in 1855 to encourage trade in the area, while reducing the congestion that followed it. Notice the impressive Victorian architecture of the building, with a glass and timber roof supported by iron pillars.

A large number of traders share the space, which means you can browse different stalls each day. Visit the General Markets for a selection of local produce, clothing and books. At the Craft and General Markets you’ll also find assorted local crafts, fabrics and more. See the Antiques and Collectables Markets for toys, films and antiques. Try the cafés for a light lunch or a quick drink.

Visit Butcher’s Row, which runs parallel to the market and was built at the same time. Admire these picturesque stores, which have maintained their Victorian designs even today. Originally built as 33 butcher’s shops, they have since diversified to include an assortment of shops while maintaining their focus on local goods.

The Pannier Market is located in Barnstaple’s town center, just a short walk from the train and bus stations. Parking is available at nearby lots. The market hosts differing events throughout the year, such as the North Devon Beer Festival, which is usually held in May. The general markets are open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Craft markets are open on Mondays from April to Christmas and Thursdays year-round. Antiques and Collectables are open on Wednesdays. Individual stores vary day to day and the marketplace is closed on Sundays.

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