A selection of the region’s finest food and drink producers are preparing for a special market to celebrate St Cuthbert’s Day.

The Cloisters of Durham Cathedral will be the location for the annual St Cuthbert’s Day Market on Saturday 18th March.  From 10am to 4pm, visitors will be able to shop from a selection of stalls in this unique setting.  The produce available will include locally-produced cheeses, sausages, baked goods, patisserie, beers, chocolates and much more.

Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets, commented: “A market in the Cloisters of Durham Cathedral has a unique atmosphere, all the more special because the city’s original markets would have originated in this area. I recommend that everyone takes the time to enjoy the setting as well as discover the fantastic food and drink on offer.”

St Cuthbert’s Day celebrations include the annual Northumbrian Society walk from St Mary’s and St Cuthbert’s Church in Chester-le-Street.  The walkers will be welcomed into the Cathedral at 2.15pm for a prayers at the Shrine of St Cuthbert.  Other special events on the day include guided Cathedral tours, 2 for 1 entry in the Open Treasures exhibition, and a special Sung Eucharist service at 5.15pm.  For children, there will be free storytelling with Adam Bushnell, who will be telling tales of Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Medieval legends.  For further details, see https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/st-cuthbert-festival .

For full details of the Market see www.durhammarkets.co.uk/events .