Keswick Market… Voted Best in the UK
Did you know… Keswick’s Market was voted best in the UK at a prestigious industry awards ceremony in January 2015.
Managed by Geraud Markets Ltd on behalf of Allerdale Borough Council, it won the Best Large Outdoor Market category at the Great British Market Awards, where the judges praised the twice-weekly event for being a vital part of the community and town centre, and a tourist attraction in it’s own right.
This award is well deserved, markets have played a huge part in town life for generations and still have an important role today. Not only do they draw locals and visitors alike ito the town centres to benefit the local economy, they also provide a livelihood for so many small businesses.
At Keswick Market, 75% of the traders are Cumbrian-based, with many coming from Keswick itself, and a lot of effort has gone into ensuring there’s a mix of core market staples, as well as more unusual products. They’re selling everything from cheese, vegetables and 50 types of honey to local slate signs and even wooden sculptures.
There’s such a buzz in the town every Thursday and Saturday on market days… it’s well worth a visit!