Greater Manchester market named amongst best in the country - despite partial closure earlier this year

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The market has received plenty of high praise

A market in Greater Manchester has been named in the top three in the country. The deserved recognition comes despite the market being partially closed earlier this year. 

Bury Market was named as the third best in the country by financial services site Capital on Tap. It beat the likes of Birmingham’s Bullring Market and St Nicholas Market in Bristol to a place in the top three. 

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Back in October, Bury Council announced that the market would be partially closed. This was to allow for an investigation into whether any Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) was used in its construction back in 1971. Just a few days later, the council announced that half of the traders who were displaced were back in position on the same day. Another 16 were given a spot in a nearby premise. 

The recognition from Capital on Tap comes in the lead up to what will be a busty period for the market. Only Camden and Portobello Markets in London were ranked higher than Bury.  The top 10 list of the most popular markets was pieced together using Google searches and reviews. Bury Market had an average of 18,100 searches a month and an average rating of 4.6 from 7,247 reviews. 

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In its feedback of Bury Market, Capital on Tap said: With a Google rating of 4.6, Manchester’s Bury Market has come in third place. Made up of an indoor hall, plus over 300 outdoor stalls, the market sells anything from food and fashion, to jewellery and pet accessories. 

“Perhaps best known for its Bury Black Pudding, the award-winning market sees around 18,100 searches a month, the fourth-highest number of all locations analysed. For those planning a visit, the open-air market is only open on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, but the indoor section of the market is open six days a week, only closing on Sundays.”

Full top 10 list of most popular markets according to Capital on Tap research

1- Camden Market, London

2- Portobello Market, London

3- Bury Market, Greater Manchester

4- The Covered Market, Oxford

5- St Nicholas Market, Bristol

6- Norwich Market

7- Birmingham's Bullring Markets

8- Kirkgate Market, Leeds

9- Billingsgate Fish Market, London

10- Brighton Open Market

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