The Frome Independent is a market unlike any other. If you happen to be in the area on the first Sunday of the month between March and December, it’s definitely worth a visit.
If you’re coming from Bath or Bradford on Avon, park for free right in the centre of town in the car park by the river. First you’ll come across the flea market, with loads of stalls selling vintage clothes, homewares and collectables. Retro Magpie is great for picking up some mid century bits.
As you leave the flea market, you’ll find an array of food stalls serving everything from woodfired pizza to churros, pulled pork rolls to Greek wraps. Moving onwards through town, the Farmers Market has all sorts of delights to take home – there are some particularly tempting cake stalls.
Take a wander up Catherine Hill, where artisan producers display their wares and many of the quirky independent shops are open – Mary Kilvert is great for gifts.
On market day the whole town has a really vibrant, friendly atmosphere quite unlike anywhere else. It’s enough to make you want to move!