Keswick Outdoor Market. Who doesn’t love a bustling local market? They’re the ideal way to discover a wide range of locally produced food, including meat and fish, jams and chutneys, cakes and desserts, and meet the producers at the heart of their community. You can admire, and buy, the work of talented artists – crafts, jewellery and other handmade gifts – and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the town.
Keswick outdoor market is on twice-weekly. The market bustles with the best of them (and has done since 1276) – around 60 different traders set up their stalls in the market square every Thursday and Saturday (in almost all weathers – you get used to four seasons in one day in Cumbria) to sell a wide and tempting range of local food and drink, crafts, clothes and accessories, artisan gifts and much more besides. With plenty of food stalls and local pubs, restaurants and cafes to refuel in when you’re all shopped out, this award-winning market is well worth a visit if you’re staying nearby.
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