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Salisbury Markets

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Salisbury Markets

Just reading another post that mentions the market in Salisbury is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays - we are travelling in the summer but I read another item on line that lists some of the summer markets on Thursdays:

salisburyfarmersmarket.ca/files/updated_sfma…

Can anyone confirm? In the summertime, when do the market days in Salisbury take place? We don't want to miss out and are not sure when we should go to Salisbury now.

Any reply would be great - Thanks!!!

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1. Re: Salisbury Markets

The main Market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, However there are proposals to hold some smaller "Farmers Markets" on other days as well during the summer, but these won't be anything like as big as the main market (Farmers markets are usually just a few stalls selling local produce).

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Hmmm...our timing is off by quite a bit then (thank you for replying). Perhaps we could visit on a Tuesday late in the afternoon, but do you know how long the main market runs? We were fortunate enough to take a visit to France and found the markets closed very early - in other countries as well we have seen this (on one trip, vendors and customers started to arrive on site at 4:30 and 5:00 am and the market was finished by 11:00 am). The other alternative is to go early on a Saturday, but I am afraid that by then, we won't need so much from the market as we will be checked out of our stay.

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Things will start winding down at about 3pm and it will all be over by 4pm - where are you coming from ?

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On the Tuesday, we would be coming in via train from London, picking up our rental car and then trying to find our way to the market's location in town.

On the Saturday, we would be on our way out of Wiltshire, probably dropping the car off and catching another train to head north (if we are lucky).

Of course we've not of that planned out yet - still wishing the market was on a Thursday, but maybe we can try and get to Salisbury for 11:30, pick up our car rental, and hit the market for lunch on the Tuesday.

Does that sound too packed? What time would we have to be on the train by if we want to arrive in Salisbury by about 11:00 or 11:30 am at the latest? How difficult is it to find the market? Is there a car rental location located at Salisbury train station, and if so, which one? Also, any idea which stations in London offer the fast train to Salisbury on weekday mornings?

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5. Re: Salisbury Markets

Don't expect much.

It will likely be full of cheap tat, with the occasional interesting stall...

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Trains take 90 minutes to get from London Waterloo station to Salisbury and run twice an hour. As far as I know, there is no car hire place at the station but Europcar, National Car Rental and Thrifty are not far away.

Are you saying overnight in Salisbury ? If so it would probably be easier (and cheaper) to go straight to your accomodation, then spend the rest of the day in Salisbury and pick up a hire car the following day.

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We're staying outside Salisbury so we'll have to grab the car while the rental shop's open, hit the market and then head out toward our accommodation from the looks of things.

Sorry to hear it's all "tat" though - hopefully, we'll still have some fun looking around.

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8. Re: Salisbury Markets

Well, I could be wrong, but most UK markets are designed for "budget" shopping, shall we say....

http://www.salisburymarket.com/

www.allaboutsalisbury.co.uk/markets.html

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9. Re: Salisbury Markets

Well, I don't know what "tat" is anyways - is that what you mean by budget shopping Wanderer? Just thought I should double check - our markets here are pricey compared to big box and other shops, usually because most everything is locally made and grown on a smaller scale - markets are always great to visit unless vendors in the stall are harassing the market-goers vigorously to busy something...we've seen this elsewhere, but never in the UK.

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10. Re: Salisbury Markets

...sorry - that's "buy" something, not "busy" something.

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