Castleford Market Hall
Market, free entry
Castleford Market Hall houses 73 units and consists of both general retail units and food traders. Many of the well established businesses from the old Market Hall continue to trade and serve the people of Castleford today.
The Market Hall was opened in the summer of 1880 to coincide with the centenary of Sunday Schools. To celebrate the occasion, the children of the town were invited to tea in the Market Hall and were each given a souvenir mug and medal.
The original Market Hall stood up well to its task and proved to be an asset to both tenants and public alike, until the very last night of 1927. On that fateful night Castleford Market Hall burst into flames. It was the most disastrous fire Castleford had ever experienced and it raged into the early morning. The Market Hall was completely destroyed and heavy losses ensued to its tenants.
The decision was made to build a new Market Hall but the usual market would still be held as soon as the debris could be cleared away. Business was resumed almost immediately and has since been carried on continuously.
Since then the Market Hall has continued to flourish but after a further fire, on 24th August 1991, the Market Hall finally closed.
A new Market Hall was built on the site of the former Allerton and Castleford Co-operative and it opened its doors on 30th August 1991 and continues to thrive in this location. The shell of the old Market Hall building still remains.
Castleford Market Hall is open Monday to Saturday from 9.00am until 5.00pm with half day closing on Wednesday when the Market Hall closes at 1.00pm.
Castleford Outdoor Market (8.30am to 4pm) is held on Monday, Friday and Saturday with a re-use Market held on a Thursday.
*Wed: Closes at 1.00pm
- Cash Point
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site light refreshments
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed