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Visiting by Coach

National Coach Tourism Awards 2015The multi-award winning Ashton-under-Lyne Market is one of the busiest and most popular in the North West region and this year has been voted The UK’s Coach Friendly Shopping Destination for 2015.

This delightful market town is a must for groups, coach parties and day trippers.

We offer free parking to the coaches and mini buses, along with a welcoming ‘meet and greet’ service to all coaches and mini buses visiting the market and town centre.

The coach driver receives a free meal and drink voucher to spend at one of our hugely popular food outlets in the market hall. They can choose from Indian Food, an Italian Deli, sandwich bar or a good home-cooked traditional English café.  Then whilst enjoying their meal the driver can look at the free newspaper they also receive on arrival.

The shoppers on the coach themselves will receive a free eco-friendly shopping bag – we are the UK’s Greenest Market by the way – filled with offers and vouchers from market traders and local shops within the town centre. Then, to round off your trip a bag of lovely mints are provided for visitors to share on the coach during your journey home.

We have the ‘heart of the town’, the envy of many other North West towns – Ashton’s brilliant indoor and outdoor markets. This is where great choice, high quality and value for money still attracts thousands of shoppers everyday from all over the region.

This historic market holds a special place in the hearts of the public and traders alike. Not only is the market a well loved venue amongst shoppers and visitors but the market’s listed building it is an iconic landmark in the town centre.

Coach tripsThe outdoor market is currently undergoing a £4.5million redevelopment which will make it one of the most modern in the country. It is open seven days a week, with a flea market on Tuesdays and a table top sale every Sunday except for the last Sunday in the month – when Ashton hosts the North West’s biggest and best ‘Farmers and Producers’ market with all items fresh and grown locally.

The indoor market – open six days a week – has an amazing range of quality goods including good old favourite sweets of yesteryear, bedding, gifts, clothing, food, and baby wear.

Again also judged the UK’s Greenest Market and the UK’s Favourite Market, Ashton is a friendly and welcoming destination for shoppers of all ages.



To arrange your visit just contact 0161 342 3268 or send us a message below.

If you can let us know your date and approximate time of arrival, coach registration number and number of passengers then we can arrange to meet and greet with your group’s free shopping bags and driver’s meal voucher.

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Ashton Market Hall
Market Street
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