Market Drayton

The medieval town of Market Drayton is situated in North Shropshire, close to the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire borders, near to Wales.

Market Drayton is a small town. The road on which the market is held (Cheshire Street) has a one-way system.

We advise you to enter the town via the A529 from the A53 (at the gingerbread man roundabout).

The postcode for Cheshire Street, where the festival is held is (sat nav) is TF9 1AE or use


Located off the A53 in between Newcastle under Lyme and  Shrewsbury.  The villages of Loggerheads, Hinstock and Audlem are nearby, also the towns of Whitchurch and Nantwich.


The town is also connected via the delights of the Shropshire Union canal, about a mile from Tyrley Locks, where a flight of five locks make this one of the most interesting sections of the canal. Talbot Wharf – an independent boat yard for fuel, gas and chandlery.


Market Drayton Bus Services by Arriva in the Midlands:

Market Drayton to Hanley via Newcastle – 

Also for Market Drayton to Shrewsbury.


The nearest train stations are Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Crewe or Shrewsbury. Most of these railway lines are connected to Market Drayton via bus. Please bear in mind you will need to change bus to and from Staffs as the routes are not direct.


Market Drayton is also on the John O’Groats to Land’s End cycle route. There are places to leave your bike – see parking.