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“Best in the Country” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bury Market

Bury Market
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Bury
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A large Multi-Award Winning Market located at the heart of Bury. The Market has over 350 stalls open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Winner of many Awards including NABMA's Market Attraction of the year in 2009,2012 & 2015, Bury Market is a great venue for day visitors either on its own or as part of a visit to Bury's other attractions.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best in the Country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

I felt compelled to write a review after reading one from someone who sounded like they had got out of the wrong side of the bed. Bury Market is fantastic. In an age dominated by supermarkets and mass production, to find somewhere offering independent retailers and such a range of goods is amazing. And all this in a small Lancashire town. It’s plethora of national and international awards speak for themselves as do the coach parties that come from all over the country.

Why is it so good? Well there is the appeal of the traditional/friendly market, of course, but ultimately it is the products on offer. A fantastic fish and meat hall offering fresh local produce made to order. There’s cheese stalls, beautiful bread and cake stalls and, of course, the famous Bury black pudding. The fruit and veg can’t be any fresher and the seller is often the grower. There’s Indian, Polish, German and now Italian food to be had.

I’m concentrating on the food angle as that it rightly is famous for. But you’ll also find dress making services, clothing, bookstalls, the great find-a-film stall to name just a few. Outside of London, this really is the best market in England. And being in Lancashire, the folk are very friendly, too.

Visited September 2013
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Greater Manchester
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“Bury Market Managment Team”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Bury market is huge, diverse and usually good service. However recently I have had a nightmare with a stall which sells foam for soft furnishings. They have not acted within the Trading standards law. So I have been in touch updating the market management team and they have been so good with advice and support. Thank you Team!!!!!

Visited August 2013
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man
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22 reviews
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“look beyond the hype”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

was staying at a local hotel and so decided to visit the so called "Famous Bury Market"? what I would like to know is, just Who did they ask to vote for this market?. if you actually open your eyes and look round its just the same as any market, just more of it and that goes for what the stalls sell............ more of the same.. fruit, veg, hard ware, some clothes, almost/out of date food stalls,junk, cafes quite a few of them on the market and more further around, just one big food joint if you ask me and a fish hall with a lot of stalls selling the same thing at the same price..... so why?. its nothing to write home about, its just full of people walking around or standing about blocking your way Gormless comes to mind. metro tram is fine if you are going a long way such as Manchester,............. when its running....... seems to have a lot of problems/ delays/ cancelled services etc. fusiliers museum is fine tho a bit small for what its ment to be!. the mill gate shops are fine but again suffers from the same people walking round the market. lots of charity shops... that says a few things about bury. lots of pubs some good. the new shopping centre "The Rock" is just another magnet for shoppers a few nice ones the rest are " Me Also " shops well the ones that were being used, still quite a few not occupied after so long of been open. bury is just another town with a bit larger market selling tat, and at the expense of the surrounding local towns.. kill them off and the people will have to go to bury for shopping... well that is the general consensus when visiting the other local towns.

Visited September 2013
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lancashire
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“bury black puddings and market”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great day out on a traditional market. There are not many markets left that are as busy and vibrant as Bury. Everything you can ever imagine is available here, not forgetting the famous Bury black puddings!

Visited November 2012
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Doncaster
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“A great morning out in the stalls.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Went round Bury market before returning home from a trip to the railway dining experience. Thought Doncaster market was good( it used to be) but Bury is much better. Well worth a trip. Voted best market in 2012 and you can see why. There are regular bus trips to this market throughout the year. If you men want a day on your own send your wife to Bury Market. you won't regret it.

Visited August 2013
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