Thinking of going Christmas shopping? Antiques fairs boast hundreds of unique, original gifts - and you can visit for free this weekend
H&A readers can obtain free entry to all of the participating fairs listed on the National Antiques Week website, nationalantiquesweek.co.uk Take along the vouchers in the November issue of Homes and Antiques or print more from the website above, and take them along for free entry for two.
Here are our pick of five free fairs for the coming weekend.
26th-28th November - Galloway Antiques Fair, Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Cast your eyes over a fine selection of antiques including town and country furniture, silver, porcelain, paintings and oriental rugs at this three-day fair set in a series of stunning state rooms at Holkham Hall.
27th November - Dorchester Antiques Fair, Corn Exchange, Dorchester
Head down to Cameo’s final fair in Dorset before Christmas and scour the stalls to find original gifts.
27t November - Antique and Collectors’ Fair, Corn Exchange, Hungerford
Enjoy a day out in prime antiquing spot Hungerford with a visit to this fair followed by a stroll around its busy centre. You'll find plenty of antiques haunts and quirky boutiques to tempt you in from the cold.
27th-28th November - Buxton Pavilion Gardens Antique Fair, Buxton, Derbyshire
Peruse jewellery, pottery and paintings at this fair. When you’re all shopped out, take a wander around the wonderful 23-acre gardens that have recently been restored.
07800 508 178; paviliongardens.co.uk
30th November - Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Middlesex
This is the largest and longest running bi-monthly market in the country, with 700 stalls brimming with antiques and collectables. Many dealers buy here so make sure you arrive early to snap up Belgian chandeliers and French farmhouse furniture brought across the Channel.