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Market Flowers Wakefield District

Market Flowers Wakefield District


Market Place,


* Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, changes have made to the opening times of some of the markets - please see below for updated opening times *

Pontefract is home to Wakefield District's largest street market, extending from the market place to the area near the museum and library behind St Giles church.

The market offers a wide variety of goods from fresh produce, baked breads and fish to fashion, jewellery and flowers.

The open markets are held on Wednesday and Saturday with a local farmers' market on Fridays.

Open six days a week, Pontefract Market Hall is home to 28 independent traders selling fresh meat, produce, cheese, carpets, fashion and much more.

You can combine your shopping experience with a visit to Pontefract's other attractions such as the racecourse and the historic castle.

Children welcome

Opening details

Market Hall
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Open Market
(small local produce market on Fridays)
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9am - 2pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9am - 2pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed



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Map reference: SE 455219  Lat: 53.69156 Long: -1.31243

By Road:
Located in the town centre of Pontefract

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Pontefract Baghill/Tanshelf Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station


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