Altrincham Market House is pretty damn magical. Filled with energy, Alty Markets are a wonderful day out if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Manchester City Centre. These markets are both inside and out as well, if the Manchester rainy weather is anything to go by, that’s a good thing. They’re wonderful to explore and there are a variety of traders selling all sorts of trinkets.
FYI this is a pretty photo heavy blog post. I didn’t bring my SLR, so the photo quality is rather lacking. #soznotsoz
Plus it’s dog friendly, so there are lots of dogs to pet (important).
What’s in Altrincham Market House?
The actual focus of Altrincham market house changes daily. It actually runs throughout the entirety of the week, making it great if you work weekends or the ‘normal’ hours of usual markets.
From traditional produce days to a design and craft day, the actual focus of Alty markets changes day by day. The main market house is home to an array of food stalls, ranging from pizza to bakeries. It’s very artisan and Northern Quarter if you get what I mean, and the market house itself usually fills up pretty quickly at the weekends and you’ll be struggling to get a seat, but if you can, try the food stalls around.
If you’re like me, you’re a bit of a Christmas nut. And Altrincham Market House has that sort of homely, Christmassy feel that I love around this time of year. Not only is it blasting Christmas music at the moment, it feels really friendly and cosy. You can also get your Christmas tree from here and they are launching their very own Christmas market in itself.
Special shout out to Dan’s cookies, who do the best cookies in Manchester. These were gorgeous and well worth the price tag and were a little treat to eat.
You can see Altrincham Market’s schedule here.