What is Durham Market Place?
The Durham Market Place is one of the Shopping Venues in and around Durham that Eric Knows makes it easy to find.
This establishment is a home for over 40 independent retailers who are passionate about the wares that they sell. Accordingly, the products available at the marketplace and the indoor Hall are extremely varied. For example, in one trip you can buy your groceries at the many food stalls while also shopping for gifts like music discs or even Turkish homeware. For more detail, the Durham Markets’ website lists all the traders that are currently active in the Market Hall.
In addition, the venue hosts regular events that shake up the stock on offer. For instance, the outdoor market which occurs every Saturday provides a variety of clothing, food and drink to buy from independents, including a stall selling fudge! Further information on what events are on can be found here.
Moving on, the building itself is as accessible as possible to wheelchair users despite Durham’s hilly environment. For example, there is a lift and accessible toilet available to wheelchair users. For more information, see the FAQs below as well as the FAQ’s on Durham Markets’ website.
How to get there
Being in the centre of Durham, The Durham Market Place is reachable by almost all forms of transport. For cars, the nearest car park is the Prince Bishop’s Car Park just around the corner; details on this car park’s fees and times are found on its website. Furthermore, buses also have easy access as there is a bus stop directly next to the market square, which is stopped at by the 40 and 40A.
Further points of interest
You can explore more of Durham’s extensive history first-hand by heading toward the magnificent Durham Cathedral or spectacular Durham Castle, both of which are only a short walk away.