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Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair 2023

24 November @ 10:00 am - 26 November @ 5:00 pm

£3 – £14

Around 70 independent crafts people exhibiting a huge number of interesting, different, and high-quality crafts from all over the north-east and beyond will be displayed for sale in the beautiful medieval setting of Brancepeth Castle.


Opening Times

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday 12 noon – 5pm


Beautiful hand-made items to see and buy – everything from art, jewellery, pottery and woodwork to textiles,  knitwear,  glasswork, festive crafts, clothing, soaps and luxury foods.  All unique and something for all budgets and ages.


Free catalogue of exhibitors. Delicious home-made hot and cold food, cakes, and scones available in the castle cafés at great prices, baked and served by the castle staff.


View the crafts, meet the artists, and a have a wonderful day out in this country castle.


Wheelchair access available. Please ask if assistance is required.

Parking is free in the castle grounds.


Admission Fees

Peak time (first hour of the day): £5;  £4 for Age 66+

Off-peak: £4;  £3 Age 66+

Accompanied Under14s: free


Please book at https://www.brancepethcastle.org.uk/craft-fair-booking.html

or pay at the gate.


More information at www.brancepethcastle.org.uk


24 November @ 10:00 am
26 November @ 5:00 pm
£3 – £14
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Brancepeth Castle
Brancepeth Village
Durham, DH7 8DE Durham
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