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Delapré Abbey launches stable yard markets

New for 2018! Our 18th century stable yard lends itself beautifully to being an outdoor space for markets and fairs. We have launched a series of monthly markets, all based around different themes.
In January we kicked off with a Food Market. Our visitors braved a grey January day to enjoy some delicious hot food including tacos, Welsh Cakes and cheese toasties. We had nutrition advice on offer for the “new year, new me” crowd, homemade pies to cook at home, as well as locally produced sausages and handmade donuts. Stalls could be browsed with a warming mulled wine. The market will be returning on the 12th of January 2019.

This month, we welcomed a host of local artists. Available to tempt the browsers were beautiful crochet baskets, original oils of the Abbey and surrounding countryside, fine art prints of San Francisco and handmade dolls. Watercolour cards went down a storm as did hand-blown glass decorations and quirky illustrative gifts. Button crafts were also on display with a leather demo and boozy hot chocolates to warm those who braved the freezing temperatures! This market will return on the 11th of May 2019.

For the duration of the year we will be welcoming market holders with plants, crafts, antiques, vintage, beauty products, local produce, jewellery, books, yarn and Christmas decorations. Do come along to the Abbey to browse the high-quality stalls and enjoy a slice of cake in our café whilst you admire your new purchases. If you would be interested in having a stall at one of our markets, do email