13. November 2014 09:34
There may be other Pannier Markets, but the Devon ones are well worth visiting while you are here. They get their name from the panniers used on the back of donkeys and other beasts of burden to bring goods to the town markets. Bideford, Barnstaple and Tavistock all have excellent Pannier Markets. The historic market halls have different themes on different days of the week, from traditional farmers markets, with a wonderful range of local and home made produce, to antiques and crafts. Make sure you have a look at the buildings as well as the contents – they are beautiful structures and part of the history of the towns.