The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets are back!

The Bishop’s Palace Christmas Artisan Markets are back!

The Christmas Artisan Markets will return to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells once again in November this year, for the fifth year running.

This hugely popular event will take place from 1st-3rd November 10am-4pm, and visitors can head along to the medieval site to get their Christmas shopping started with a bang.

There will be a plethora of unique, unusual and inspirational artisans in attendance, curated from throughout the heart of the West Country to get everyone in the mood for a spot of seasonal retail therapy.

The medieval rooms of the Palace, upstairs and downstairs, will be filled with a variety of enticing stalls, offering hand-made and unique gifts that are the perfect inspiration for those difficult to buy for friends and family, whilst also supporting local small businesses from the South West of England.

This year, the team has sourced a large number of new artisan stalls, alongside a few regular favourites and offerings will include handcrafted goods such as: keepsake cards from The Exploding Boxes Company, country and coastal clothing from Touch of Tweed, collars, leads and pet accessories from Two Dogs & Co, oilcloth bags from Nikki’s Original Totes, unique sculptures from Lorna Brown and plenty of jewellery, decorations, cards and much more!

If all the shopping means you’re in need of refreshment, then head over to the café for seasonal food and drink or sit down in the Chapel to enjoy some of our musical performances.

This event is in aid of The Bishop’s Palace and tickets are available at a special reduced price (£7 Adult, Child 5-18 £3 Under 5’s and Palace Members FREE), including entry to the whole site, and are available from the Palace Shop, by telephone 01749 988 111 or

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