9 quaint and picturesque market towns to explore near Manchester including Buxton and Hebden Bridge

While Manchester is packed full of things to do and see - there's plenty of great days out just a short drive away.

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.