Vibrant market town welcomes coaches

Vibrant market town welcomes coaches Vibrant market town welcomes coaches
Nestling amongst the hills of west Dorset just over a mile inland from the coast at West Bay, Bridport has a bustling market which is one of the largest in south west England.

It is a Gateway Town of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, and has Beacon Town status in recognition of the quality and diversity of its locally produced foodstuffs. The market town was founded on its rope and net industry in Saxon times.  

Markets take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Bridport’s three main streets throughout the year from 8am until mid afternoon. There are more than 100 stalls selling clothing, hardware, gardening supplies, books, IT goods, and a variety of crafts, as well as local food.

A special feature of the Saturday market is the large number of antique and bric-a-brac stalls located in South Street where a wide selection of collectable and more contemporary goods are always available. Market traders, music shops and charity shops work together for the quarterly Vinyl Saturdays, ensuring that an eclectic selection of vinyl records are available for the avid collector from far and near.

The West Street car park has free coach parking on Wednesdays and Saturdays for those visiting the markets.