Blyth Market

Spend a day in Northumberland coastal town, Blyth. Explore the market and visit some local attractions.

In summer 2020 Blyth Market Place was transformed into a family friendly outdoor cinema space,as Northumberland County Council, Blyth Town Council and Advance Northumberland brought the county’s first major town centre movie event to the seaside town.

A free programme of blockbuster movies, family favourites and musicals started on Wednesday 19 August and ran for four weeks, with two movies a day, Wednesday to Saturday, and all events free and fully COVID safe.

If you have any queries about the Movies in the Market Place event please email
Visit Blyth’s traditional market, situated in the centre of the Northumberland coastal town.

When is it?

Wednesday: 9am (Please note this is a carboot & fleamarket)
Friday: 9am-3:30pm
Saturday: 9am-3:30pm


Where is it?

Blyth Market Place, Blyth, NE24 1DP.

Please click on the map below for directions.

Interested in trading?

Click here to find out more about trading at Blyth market.
Browse the stalls of friendly local traders, featuring a host of items including local food, textiles, gifts and plants.

Blyth market traders

Blyth market is home to a variety of local friendly traders.*
Watch the video to find out more.

If you're visiting the market, there's loads of other places to visit during your day in Blyth.

Blyth is a bustling port town with a rich history and a keen sense of its own identity. There are various things which you may wish to see and do when you come to the Movies in the Market Place event.  

Covid 19 - Please note due to Covid 19 guidance some facilities below may currently be limited in terms of opening times and operation. Please check the weblinks and call ahead if you plan to visit any particular activity.

Eating and Shopping

There are lots of places to eat in Blyth town centre and the surrounding area. For some suggestions visit Trip Advisor.

In the town centre there are lots of shops around the Market Place and on Bowes Street particularly. The Keel Row Shopping Centre is next to the Market Place and is home to a number of national retailers. Recently launched the new Boardwalk Retail Pods inside the Keel Row Shopping Centre are a new addition to the town and are now home to a range of independent retailers.

Blyth Market is operating as normal during the Movies event on the Market Place. The regular market days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Heritage and History - Commemorative Plaque Trail

Blyth is full of historic places and has a rich and varied history. You can find out more about the heritage of the town at Blyth Town Council's website and access the towns heritage trail map to help you explore the town.

Blyth Quayside

Just a short walk from the town centre, Blyth Quayside has been transformed in recent years and is home to major offshore industries and leisure facilities and has various things to see and do and places to eat.  You can find out more about the area here and can often see the giant ships and industry as you walk along the quay. 
The Quayside is home to the Blyth Tall Ship which is moored at South Harbour and has a heritage centre open to visitors.

Ridley Park

Ridley Park is a short walk from the town centre and is an award winning park. It provides many fun and recreational activities for people of all ages to enjoy, woodland walking and a bowling green. It’s a popular and picturesque spot for the whole family to visit throughout the year.

Nearby, the town also has its own lighthouse, The High Light Lighthouse, built in 1888. It stands to the rear of Bath Terrace and is 18.74 metres (61.5 ft) tall. It was deactivated in 1985 and is now preserved for the nation. 

South Beach

There is also the popular South Beach, a beautiful stretch of golden sand. Close to the beach there is a large children's play area, a fish and chip shop and public toilets and showers at an amenity building nearby.

Blyth Battery, a coastal defence artillery battery, built in 1916 to protect the Port of Blyth is now open as a Military and Local Heritage museum.
Please contact us either via phone or email:

Neil Brown, Markets Manager, Northumberland: