Guide to Richmond » Town Markets
Throughout the year, Markets are held in the Town both indoors in the Market hall and outside in the Market Place.
The Saturday Market is held outside all year and is a major attraction for visitors and local people. A wide variety of goods are offered for sale from farm produce to crafts and toys.
The Indoor Markets are held in the Town's Market Hall Monday to Saturday, again selling a wide variety of goods.
A Farmers Market - is held every 3rd Saturday of the Month in the Market Place
On Sundays, from Easter through to Autumn, the Market Hall is the venue for Craft fairs. There is always a wide variety of Arts and Crafts on sale here, which makes this an interesting place to spend some time.
Markets particularly outdoor markets form a valuable part of our heritage, they pre-date shops as we know them today, and relatively speaking supermarkets are the newcomers to the the retail scene.
The indoor and outdoor markets in Richmond can trace their roots back to the Town Charter given by Elizabeth I. As well as the markets, the old charters give the town the right to hold fairs, these were events when folk from the surrounding villages in the dales gathered for a time of celebration.
People were able to buy specialist items brought in by merchants and pedlars from far and wide. A travelling fair still comes to Richmond in early summer.
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