Here’s a rundown on some of the best local markets and carboot sales in North Wales.
1) Since 1100 people have being coming to Mold Markets to buy and sell. Today, the bustling markets run twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays and attract over 70 stallholders from all over the region. Mold Markets are famous for its fresh produce – meat, eggs, fruit, and honey straight from the producers. The cheese sold at the market is particularly well regarded. Additionally, there is an always changing array of stallholders selling a wide variety of good and gifts – pets, soft furnishings, toy, flowers.
Mold Markets operate every Wednesday and Saturday in High Street, Mold.
2) Beaumaris Artisan Market is a produce and artisan market held on weekends at Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. The markets operate under the shadow of Beaumaris Castle. What makes these markets unique is that each stallholder sells something different. You won’t find three stallholders all selling the same yellow daffodils ! Beaumaris is quite a quirky little market. There’s local beer and cheeses for sale but what most people really love are the owls. Kids young and old love being able to hold and stroke these noble birds and it’s enough to make the even most jaded adult smile.
Beaumaris Market runs every weekend in Castle Square, Beaumaris.
3) Also in Anglesey, in Valley, is the well established Valley Carboot and Indoor Market. A good variety of traders operate out of containers and a couple of large sheds. There is a wide range of new and used goods at more than fair prices. The bookseller and the burger van are particularly renowned.
In addition to the established traders operating out of the containers, the carboot market with its casual sellers selling everything under the sun can see the savvy treasure hunter snag a unique one off bargain.
The Valley Carboot and Indoor Market runs every every Tuesday and Sunday mornings and can be found in Field Street, Valley.
4) Another carboot market can be found in Prestatyn. This market is a little unusual in that the market proper runs twice a week and the carboot sale runs twice a week on different days. The upside is that there’s something on four days a week.
Prestatyn Markets and Carboot sales are known for being inexpensive, laid back and friendly. Quite a few home clearance businesses sell here, often straight out of the vans, so the determined shopper can roll up their sleeves and really dig for something special.
Prestatyn Markets run every Tuesday and Friday in Gas Works Lane, Prestatyn. The carboot sales are in the same spot every Thursday and Sunday.
Markets are great because they offer a good chance to interact will locals, support local businesses, and soak up a bit of local atmosphere. Lyons Holiday Parks are the perfect place to stay in North Wales while you explore and enjoy the area. Keen market browsers and bargain hunters will love the local carboot sales and markets. Where else can you stroke an owl and rummage in a carboot for 1930’s vintage dresses all in the same day?