Wellesbourne Market & Stow on the Wold
Adult: £18.50 | Senior: £18.00 | Child: £17.50
Wellesbourne Market, one of the UK’s largest running popular outdoor markets. Open for over 40 years and looking forward to the next 40 years! Open every Saturday and Summer Bank Holiday Monday’s from 9am to 3pm, visit Wellesbourne Market at your leisure. There is a vibrant atmosphere when you visit this market in the Midlands, We have a huge variety of stalls where you are guaranteed some real bargains. Support local businesses and traders who setup every Saturday at the market travelling from all over the U.K. After visiting three long aisles of hundred of stalls, you would have shopped till you have dropped!! Stop with a relaxing drink and some great food. We have great feedback for the food stalls and trucks we have here, come and have a taste!
Stow on the Wold, at nearly 800ft, Stow is the highest of the Cotswold towns, located on the Roman Fosse Way and at the point where several roads meet, hence an important trading centre. It has a long history, it probably dates from a prehistoric fortified settlement on top of the hill, and had a special importance in the English Civil War, the last battle was fought close by in Donnington back in 1646. St Edward’s Church, was used as a prison for the defeated Royalist troops, as it was the only lockable building in the town. Some of the damage sustained at this time can still be seen today. The Market Square is large and impressive and testifies to the town’s former importance. It is surrounded by town houses, independent shops, antique centres, cosy cafes and inns all built in the mellow local stone, and it has been the focus of town life over many centuries, with the medieval market stocks at one end, the ancient market cross at the other and the impressive St Edwards Hall standing in the centre. Some of the largest sheep fairs took place in the town with up to 20,000 sheep for sale in one day.