Skipton MarketSkipton Category Food and Drink
Skipton Market is unique. Its history dates back to medieval times, when a royal charter granted consent to The Lord of the Honour of Skipton Castle to hold a fair on Skipton High Street. This consent still holds true today - and the current owner of Skipton Castle grants the rights to hold the market on four days each week.
The historic fairs of medieval times have long since been replaced by what we now recognize as a traditional street market, but the principles are the same - a group of traders get together on the High Street, and sell their wares.
Skipton Market plays a huge part in the life of the town. Very few places of a similar size have as many regular market days as Skipton - and very few have a market located in the very heart of the town, on the High Street.
The range of goods available on the Market includes clothing, footwear, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, baked food, sweets, packaged food, household goods, tools, DVDs and CDs, takeaway food, stationery, bags, jewellery, plants and flowers.
The Market is runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and gets going around 9.30am - and the market clears way from around 4.30pm, although this may be slightly earlier or later depending on the weather conditions.