Craft Fair

Great crafts in a stunning setting

Since 1987, Brancepeth Castle Craft Fairs have been held twice each year: the last Friday to Sunday in July, and the last Friday to Sunday in November.

Acclaimed as one of the best organised Craft Fairs in the North-East, the crafts on offer are all selected for quality and diversity with an emphasis on real craft work. The person standing behind the stall will have made or designed the goods on offer and would love to tell you about their work, so do ask them!

The majority of the stalls are indoors in the lovely ground floor rooms of the castle, other stalls exhibit in the grassy courtyard which is a delightful place for relaxing in good weather.

The fair is organised and staffed by the owners of the castle which brings an unusual personal touch to the event. We hope you enjoy the beauty of this medieval castle as the back-drop to the fair.

Summer Craft Fair 2024: Fri 26 - Sun 28 July

Opening Times

  • Friday 10am - 5pm

  • Saturday 10am - 5pm

  • Sunday 12 noon - 5pm


Parking is on the grass immediately around the castle so it is only a short walk but can be a bit muddy in very wet weather. There is ample parking and experienced car park staff; for everyone’s safety, please be patient and follow their directions.

Entry tickets

Buy tickets at our ticket shop

First hour of the day: £5; £4 Age 66+
Standard entry: £4; £3 Age 66+

Children (under 14) free when accompanied by an adult.

Service dogs only.


There are two cafés open during the fair: Café Express opens onto the courtyard lawns and offers a quick service and shorter menu; the Castle Café is at the opposite end of the fair, with more seating and a wider choice.

Disabled Access

Disabled visitors are made welcome. There is a manual lift to enter the building: please ask for assistance. Alternatively, next to the lift is a short flight of steps with a handrail. Once in the building, everything is on one level and wheelchair friendly with disabled W.C. facilities.

Disabled parking is available although limited; staff will direct you when you arrive.

Apply for a stall

If you would like to apply for a stall at one of our fairs, please visit our Information for Stallholders page.

Next Craft Fair Dates

Summer Craft Fair 2024: Fri 26 - Sun 28 July

Christmas Craft Fair 2024: Fri 22 - Sun 24 November

Future dates: 25-27 July 2025 and 28-30 November 2025