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Halifax Borough Market

This splendid Grade II* listed Victorian market hall has been voted the best in Britain. Come and enjoy the hustle, bustle and traditional splendour of a thriving retail market with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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Information on Halifax Borough Market

Attraction type:
  • Antiques
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Books & Music
  • Cafe & Tea Rooms
  • Clothing & Jewellery
  • Deli & Sandwich Shops
  • Disabled Access
  • Family
  • Markets & Shopping
  • Toys & Gifts

The impressive and historic Halifax Borough Market was built between 1891 and 1896 and was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary).

As a first time visitor to this award-winning market, you could be forgiven for thinking that you had stumbled on to the set of a period TV drama. Decor and atmosphere combine to create a shopping experience that just can’t be matched by mundane and soulless out-of-town supermarkets.

Alongside the outstanding traditional family butchers and fruit and vegetable stalls, which have passed down through generations, are the new stall holders tempting your taste buds with a bounty of exotic produce from the continent. Nor will the Market’s’ fishmongers disappoint. You can treat your inner child with toffees, fudge, boiled sweets, cakes and brandy snaps. Sandwiches, pies, olives and chorizo can be found alongside haberdashers, vibrant flower shops, perfumers, leather goods, books, underwear, CDs, DVDs, hardware, fancy dress and more!

With several cafes and coffee shops where you can stop for cuppa and a butty (go on, have cake too) you can easily refuel to carry on shopping. From the exotic to the native, extravagant to inexpensive, the quality of produce on offer remains unsurpassed. The traditional splendour of Halifax Borough Market offers a real destination shopping experience.

Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm.


Accessibility Information:

Halifax Borough Market has step free access at each entrance on all four sides of the building. The entrances from Market Street slope upwards, the entrances from Southgate slope dowwards and the entrances form Albion Street and Russel Street are level.