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Market, from 24 Aug 2017, free entry

International Market

International Market


Carlisle Tourist Information Centre

01228 598596




Showcasing authentic flavours from around the world and bringing the opportunity to shop the unique into the heart of the city centre. An experience not to be missed!

Come join us this August Bank Holiday weekend as Market Place Europe brings the ever-popular International Market back to Carlisle city centre.

English Street will be transformed into a shoppers haven and food lovers’ paradise as over 30 traders from all over the globe, handpicked for the quality and popularity of their products, visit the city for the long Bank Holiday weekend.

Allow yourself to be transported to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean whilst sampling the authentic flavours on offer from the Continent. Take your pick from your favourite European cuisine: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek and Turkish street foods will all be there for you to enjoy. Or, how about a taste of the exotic; with deliciously fragrant Thai noodles, spicy Indian curries or go wild and try some of the rare and exotic meats and burgers including Ostrich, Kangaroo, Wild Boar and Crocodile! And of course, not forgetting the good ol’ taste of home with great British cheeses and an impressive hog roast too.

Don’t forget to leave a little room for a sweet treat, as we guarantee you will not be able to resist the array of delicious cakes, biscuits, sweets and crepes on offer to tempt you - all, in our opinion, best enjoyed with a flavoursome cup of coffee.

If it all gets too much and you want to take a break, visit our very own Continental Street Bar where you can try some great continental beers and wine whilst being entertained by a local band guaranteed to get your toes tapping or if you’re feeling brave get up and have a dance to burn off all those calories.

Wait though, it’s not all about the food! Market Place have also handpicked a selection of traders selling unique products from various countries around the world for you to find that special gift or just a little treat for yourself. Green fingered shoppers will not be disappointed either as the market will include popular the Dutch plant seller with his wonderful array of shrubs, plants, trees and bulbs.

With all this coming to your city why not and come join us this Bank Holiday weekend for a fantastic day out for all the family. See you there!

Market Place Europe are the UK’s leading operator of Continental and Special event markets. Their markets are renowned throughout the UK and Ireland, not only for their high quality but also for the variety of products.

Part of the Carlisle Fringe.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 24 - Sat 26 Aug 2017 09:00 to 17:30
Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry



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