For many high streets in Greater Manchester, regular outdoor markets are becoming a thing of the past.
Luckily, there are some beautiful historic market towns within an hour’s drive of the city that are keeping this British tradition alive. You don’t have to venture very far into the neighbouring counties to find a thriving market town, perfect for a day trip or staycation.
Here's 9 of our favourites for you to check out with friends and family.
Buxton in the Peak District boasts the highest market in the UK, standing at 1032ft above sea level. Regular market days are Tuesdays and Saturdays, but they also host specialist markets, such as the Craft, Quirky & Vintage market and the food and drink market. Credit: BIF Photo: submit
Todmorden is located in the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. It has an open market market and a Victorian indoor market. Picture: Dave Croft Photo: Dave Croft
Skipton in West Yorkshire is famous for both its market and 11th century castle, which is one of the best preserved in the country. Photo: Bruce Rollinson
On the last Sunday of each month, Macclesfield holds its Treacle Market – a reference to an incident that occurred in the town centre centuries ago in which a horse-drawn wagon overturned and spilled treacle. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images