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Where to Shop


Todmorden has a wealth of small, independent shops that provide even the most practised of shoppers a new experience. Other town centres may have become bland and predictable shopping experiences, but not so Todmorden’s! The town centre is made up from a selection of small shops, cafes, pubs, art galleries and, of course the famous market! Whether you are searching for local organic food or a beautiful bunch of flowers, a stunning piece of local handmade jewellery or an amazing antique, the perfect dress for your big day or an amazing piece of artwork it can all be found in Todmorden!



Todmorden Market was officially opened in 1879 and has been trading continuously ever since. The open market is on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, there is a second-hand market on Thursday and on Sunday there is a combination of the two! The indoor market is open Wednesday through to Saturday. A trip to visit the unique shops on quaint cobbled Water Street, on newly refurbished Patmos on Burnley Road or a stroll down Halifax Road will net you anything from a new outfit, the perfect gift or a splendid meal! Together with Todmorden Tourist Information Centre’s range of maps, books, gifts and souvenirs, which can be bought online here, Todmorden has all your shopping needs covered!  


Far be it for us to suggest that you bring extra spending money – but bring extra spending money! After all there are friends back home to impress with your latest Todmorden find!



Gordon Rigg Garden Centre: Rochdale Road, Walsden, Todmorden, OL14 7TJ, 01706 813374. Mon - Fri 9am-8pm. Sat 9am-5.30pm. Sun 11am-5pm.

Something Special: 41 Halifax Rd, Todmorden, OL14 5AG, 01706 534469. Open Mon, Weds-Fri 9-5.30, Tues 9-3, Sat 9-5. For that special card, balloon or gift including Willow Tree and TY Bears.

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The name Todmorden first appears in 1641 and is generally accepted to mean Totta’s boundary-valley, probably a reference to the valley running northwest from the town, although the name “marshy valley of the fox” has also been proposed. The earliest written record of the area is in the Domesday Book (1086), at which time most people were living in scattered farms or in isolated hilltop agricultural settlements. Packhorse trails were marked by ancient stones of which many still survive.

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