A lot of history
Alnwick is a market town with a lot of history behind it. The traditional county town of Northumberland is home to Alnwick Castle, which was built in the 11th century and later became one of the homes of the Duke of Northumberland. Not only that, but Alnwick has been trading as a market town since the 1200s. Their picturesque market square in the town centre makes this market the very heart of the town.
From zero to hero
Alnwick market has gone from being sparsely populated with stalls, to bursting with over 40 traders in the town’s beautiful and historic town square. Before Geraud took over Alnwick’s market, the market was struggling to attract footfall and was slowly starting to fade away. The news that they were soon to close came as a tragedy to the market town.. As Alnwick has been a trading town for around 800 years, keeping this market alive is incredibly important to traders and customers alike.
Something for everyone!
The revival of Alnwick’s market has brought positive feedback from the locals, and the list of traders still continues to grow. There’s something to be found for everyone at the market. Foodies can enjoy an excellent selection of cheeses or delicious fudge treats, and those who enjoy homemade, hand-crafted products are sure to find something they like amongst the array of stalls too!
We’re delighted that NMTF (who are the only national trade association for market and street traders, events retailers and mobile caterers in the UK) have featured our market in their magazine! You can read the whole magazine here – the Alnwick Market article on pages 4 – 7!