Visit our award winning markets



Bolton has a long heritage as a bustling market town with four to choose from. The main market is located right in the heart of the town centre. This lively market has a growing reputation as the premier food market in the North West and features a programme of regular cooking events and food tastings. Bolton also hosts speciality markets throughout the year including the annual August Food & Drink Festival.

Awards for Bolton Market

  • Wellbeing Project - Best Market Innovation 2012
  • Best Food Market- BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2011
  • 5 a day supporter of the year 2011
  • Best Indoor Retail Market 2010
  • Tourism Retailer of the year 2009
  • Best Small Indoor Market 2012 (Westhoughton Market)

Visit the markets website

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