Swansea Market is crowned the best large indoor market in the UK

Swansea Market is celebrating being crowned the best large indoor market in the UK.

Judges praised the the market's support for local entrepreneurs, its central location and rich history.

The market is home to many local suppliers Credit: Swansea Council

The market dates back to the 14th century and is the largest indoor market in Wales.

Open 6-days a week, it's home to more than 100 stalls selling a wide selection of local produce and traditional Welsh goods.

Managed by Swansea Council, the market puts on regular events and attracts around 80,000 shoppers every week.

The indoor market is the largest in Wales Credit: Swansea Council

The market won the 2020 title in a competition run by the National Association of British Market Authorities.

Judges praised the market's plans to evolve to meet the needs of local people, as well as the way traders work alongside the council.

Swansea councillor, Robert Francis-Davies said, 'Swansea previously won the best large indoor market title five years ago – it’s good to have it back!'

Swansea Council thanked both traders and shoppers for their support Credit: Swansea Market

Our market is a beating heart of the city centre and will become increasingly popular and busy as our wider £1bn regeneration work evolves. These are exciting times for the city centre and its fabulous market. I thank the traders and council officers for their hard work in helping to achieve this new honour – and the Swansea public for continuing to be great supporters of their market.

Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism