Welcome to Oswestry Markets

Open Wed, Fri and Sat approximately 9am until 3:30pm

Located in one of the UK's oldest border settlements, there is a longstanding history of markets within our beautiful market town with the first recorded market formed some 800 years ago. Our vibrant indoor market continues to be held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and here you will find a collection of bespoke businesses selling everything from fresh cakes and bread to antiques and gifts. We also have a number of interesting food outlets where you can sit and enjoy the market atmosphere.

Our outdoor street market can be enjoyed every Wednesday and Saturday which includes a number of quality plant sellers and food producers. As well as our many market events we also hold a monthly Artisan market held on the last Friday of each month, where you will find quality fresh produce from around the County. The best thing about the markets is that there's something for everybody to enjoy and are vastly different from the stale and routine trip to the local supermarket; we are sure you won’t be disappointed.

Oswestry itself boasts a number of independent and specialist retailers and coffee shops, and better yet, the area also features a number of historic pubs offering great food and drinks, perfect for a long day of shopping. We also have a beautiful award winning park, are the birth home of the famous war poet Wilfred Owen and boast a number of free galleries and town museum. The Cambrian railway also operates its steam train most weekends during the summer.

Oswestry Market is dog-friendly


Please check individual traders for opening times



Oswestry Town Council would like to thank everyone that took part in the Youth Market that was held on the Bailey Head on the 17th May.

The Youth Market formed part of the ‘Love Your Local Market’ fortnight, which takes place in over 25 countries to celebrate all that we love about markets and encourage new traders.

The Youth Market was a great way for young people to gain some retailing experience and learn customer service skills.
Oswestry Town Mayor, Councillor Rose, visited the market along with NABMA (National Association British Markets Authority) Chief Executive, David Preston to offer some words of encouragement to pupils from North Shropshire College and Oswestry School, who took part.

The stalls offered a wide range of products including Balkan food, cakes, local honey, lavender bags, homemade soaps, hair products, unique comics by J Webber and bric-a-brac.
Cllr Olly Rose added, “It was great to see young people learning new skills, having fun and raising money for local charities - maybe we have some future market traders in the making”.

The next special event will be the ‘Grow Your Own’ gardening market on Friday 26th May, alongside the monthly Artisan Market. There will be free advice on seed sowing, growing vegetables, making compost, planting hanging baskets, flower arranging, plants for sale and free seed planting for the children.”