Ormskirk Market is renowned for being one of the UK’s oldest and most traditional outdoor markets. Granted a Royal Charter in 1286 by King Edward I, this popular and well-loved market has been held in Ormskirk ever since. Now hosted every Thursday and Saturday the pedestrianised streets around the famous Clock Tower offer around 100 stalls, attracting a variety of shoppers each market day.
Even after all this time Ormskirk Market still retains its historic charm whilst providing something for everyone. With a great range of food stalls showcasing Lancashire’s local food offer you’ll find fresh artisan breads, homemade pies, olives, fine cheeses, and fresh local produce including fish, meat and vegetables and there is often live music and entertainment.
You’ll also find a selection of clothing stalls, plants and flowers, cards and stationery, cosmetics, bedding, household goods, hardware and pet supplies.
There are also speciality markets & events throughout the year.
Map & Directions
Head towards Bootle before turning down the A59. Follow the road until you hit Ormskirk Town Centre.
Alternatively you can take the M58, coming off at Jct 3, and go straight down Ormskirk Road, past Edge Hill University before arriving at the ringroad around the town centre.
The car parks are primarily council owned and are reasonably priced. See West Lancashire Borough Council by clicking here for more information and up to date details.
Public Transport Directions
Ormskirk has excellent rail and bus links that are within easy walking distance from the town centre.
Head to Liverpool Central and jump on the train for Ormskirk. The train tends to take around 30 minutes.
For those who prefer to travel by bus the 310 run by Arriva departs from Liverpool Queen Square Bus Station taking around 75 minutes.
|Open (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)|