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Doncaster Market wins top prize for second year running

Market stall selling vine tomatoes Photo: Atish Patel/PA Wire

Doncaster market has been voted Britain's favourite market for 2011 and now 2012. The prize was awarded by the National Association of British Market Authorities following an online public vote.

Voting has now opened for 2013’s prize.

"Our historic markets continue to attract thousands of shoppers from far and wide who come for the diverse range of stalls selling high quality, excellent value goods and foods. The thriving markets are a key part of our plan to attract more visitors and day trippers into the borough and it is vital we invest in them."

– Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies

The 2012 award came on the back of a £150,000 refurbishment project which has helped revamp the market areas. This has included decorating the food hall, restoring the roofing, improving the public toilets, large screen televisions and a promotional leaflet to bring more shoppers to the town.

The market is to benefit from a further investment pot of £1.37m to be shared between Doncaster Market, Mexborough Market and Rossington Market.

With over 400 stalls on site, Doncaster Market is amongst the largest in the UK. It boasts a vast array of produce, from award winning meats and pies, seafood, Italian baking and high-quality delicatessen. There are craft stalls, home furnishings and garden equipment to name but a few of the many and varied offerings.

The market has been a cornerstone of Doncaster’s Town Centre since 1248, and continues to bustle with charm and character.