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Markets have always provided an integral part of life in the Lake District even back when the main industry was still completely based on agriculture. The market day in any town or village was the most important day of the week or month, attracting people from miles around to come and trade their wares or buy their essentials. Today markets are not quite so vital in the community but farmers still trade their livestock all around the region, at the markets. The Appleby horse fair is a world famous event where Romany Gypsies and Irish Travellers come to trade their horses. It is the largest gathering of gypsies anywhere in the world and as such has become a tourist attraction in its own right.

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Where to shop in the Lakes

Ambleside, South Lakes

Shopping in the Lake District is wide and varied. There are picturesque little market towns with unique shops and old fashioned market squares. There are also trendy modern shopping centres housing...

Barrow Market

Barrow-in-Furness, West Lakes & Coast

Barrow Indoor Market is a colourful and vibrant place, buzzing with activity and filled with all manner of stalls. This is the place to find the very best locally produced delicacies, home made...

Lake District & Cumbria Markets

Keswick, Central Lakes

Visitors to the Lake District and Cumbria area are sure to seek out the local markets. Most of the larger towns have daily indoor markets, some have regular weekly outdoor markets. Whichever it is...

Kendal Indoor Market

Kendal, South Lakes

Kendal Indoor Market is a delight to visit. In the colourful bustling market hall visitors will find all manner of ever changing stalls. Local ladies regularly sell their home produce offering...

Lake District & Cumbria Farmers Markets

Keswick, Central Lakes

Markets have always been a major attraction of most towns and villages, bringing locals and visitors to the area to buy and sell their goods. Regular farmers markets visit most of the larger towns...

Ulverston Indoor Market

Ulverston, West Lakes & Coast

Bustling, colourful markets are always a great visitor attraction, and Ulverston Indoor Market is no exception. The place to get yourself a bargain, find something unique or try something locally...

Westmorland Shopping Centre

Kendal, South Lakes

In the heart of the pretty town of Kendal, the Westmorland Shopping Centre offers all weather shopping, all year round. The centre has a great mix with a number of famous named retailers, independent...


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