Market Towns in Norfolk

Market Towns in Norfolk


Tucked away in the quiet Norfolk countryside, a stone’s throw from a long stretch of beach and the North Sea, our five one-storey holiday cottages, known collectively as Boundary Stables, offer a holiday of fresh air, physical exercise, and tranquillity …


… Not quite what you’re looking for?


Well, the best part about this location – the tiny, unspoiled village of Happisburgh – is that everything you might want is not too far away. Norfolk is rich in stately homes, castles, abbeys, and churches; zoos and leisure parks are plentiful; there are theatres, museums, and nature reserves. Many of our guests return time and time again to Boundary Stables, and they come for more than peace and quiet.


There’s certainly no peace and quiet in a Norfolk town on market day. Stunning displays of high-quality fresh produce appear daily in Norfolk’s market places, as well as a huge variety of other goods – a reflection of the county’s high proportion of independent traders. If you love markets, you’ll love Norfolk.


If you’re staying at Boundary Stables this spring, where can you find a market on a Wednesday? Great Yarmouth, 22 miles south of Happisburgh, holds a Wednesday market in the town centre (Market Place, NR30 1LX). If you’re planning a visit to this busy seaside town, Wednesday is a good day to go.


And Thursday? Just seven miles from Happisburgh, North Walsham’s weekly market (Market Place, NR28 9BT) is always well attended, especially in the summer, when the market place is alive with locals and visitors.


During the summer months, Great Yarmouth holds a Friday market. And in Cromer, 16 miles along the coast, to the north-east, you’ll find a market in the town centre (NR27 9HN) on every first and third Friday of the month. If you fancy venturing a little further afield, why not visit the Diss Friday market (Market Place IP22 4JT), in the extreme south of the county.


Saturday really is market day! Every Saturday, there’s a market in Sheringham (North Norfolk Railway carpark, NR26 8RA), Great Yarmouth, and Norwich (Gentleman’s Walk, NR2 1ND).


On the first and third Saturday of every month, there are farmers’ markets in Aylsham and Stalham, and on the second Saturday of the month, in Acle and Diss. Hoveton Farmers’ and Producers’ Market (Stalham Road, NR12 8DU), 11 miles from Happisburgh, is held on the fourth Saturday in the month.


Sundays are relatively quiet as far as markets go, but if you’re around on the last Sunday of the month, North Walsham Farmers’ Market is definitely worth a visit.


So, what about Mondays and Tuesdays? Well, there’s always Norwich Market – a massive collection of stalls offering fresh produce, clothing, gifts, hot food and drink, flowers, bags, speciality foods, books, DVDs … the list goes on and on. You can visit Norwich market, in Gentleman’s Walk, Monday to Saturday throughout the year.


Most of these markets are wheelchair accessible, although car parking might sometimes be a challenge. To learn more about Boundary Stables and the many facilities we provide for visitors with restricted mobility, contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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