Keswick Market – Britain’s Best Outdoor Market

Keswick Market – Britain’s Best Outdoor Market

Winners of the Best Outdoor Market in this years Great British Market Awards, Keswick Market is managed by Groupe Geraud, main sponsors of Love Your Local Market.

This 700 year old market, first granted it’s Charter by Edward I, is set in the picturesque Lake District National Park in Cumbria. Originally taking place on Saturdays, due to the popularity of the town an additional ‘Local Produce and Craft Fair’ has taken place on Thursday from February until Christmas for the past decade and has grown to include a general market also.

Set alongside the town’s most outstanding building, the Moot Hall – market days attracts sightseers, hikers and an international audience, ensuring the 60-80 average stalls are well supported.  Owing to the buzz of this market, run by Groupe Geraud for the past sixteen years on license from Allerdale Council, and the team work between management and traders, the title of Britain’s Best Outdoor Market is richly deserved and Love Your Local Market is excited to be featuring this great market during Love Your Local Market fortnight.

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Operators Groupe Geraud UK are the main sponsors of Love Your Local Market and currently run over 200 Speciality Market event days each year, working alongside over 30 Local Authorities including Glasgow City Council, Aberdeen City Council, Liverpool City Council, London Borough of Ealing and Cheltenham Borough Council.

For more information about them visit: www.geraud.co.uk

For more information about Keswick Market you can contact Market Officer Phil Byers on 07753 934 540 or email philipbyers23@googlemail.com.