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Mercatum Christmas Artisan Markets At Haddon Hall

Mercatum Christmas Artisan Market

The Mercatum Christmas Artisan Market is back for another year at Haddon Hall.

The market takes place over four long weekends, with both morning and afternoon sessions.

The morning sessions start at 9.30 am and the afternoon sessions are from 1.30 pm.

The markets are on the following dates:

  • Nov 16th-19th
  • Nov 23rd-26th
  • Nov 30th- Dec 3rd
  • Dec 7th-10th.


Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE4 1LA


  • Adult   (16+ years)      £9.50
  • Child    (5-15 years)     £2.50
  • Infant  (0-4 years)       FREE

Green Travel Offer

Adults (16+ years) £6.50 / Children (0-15 years) free. If you are travelling to this event by bike or public transport, there is no need to pre-book. Simply buy your admission on arrival from the ticket office, but be ready to show proof of your green travel route. Green Travel Tickets will be valid for the entire day.

What to expect

The Mercatum Christmas Artisan Market is a festive shopping event held in the grounds and historic rooms of Haddon Hall. Over 100 carefully curated makers from across the country will be selling a wide range of handmade gifts, including Christmas decorations, jewellery, clothing, homewares, and food. There will also be a selection of food and drink stalls, serving everything from mulled wine and hot chocolate to mince pies and roasted chestnuts.


The market is accessible to wheelchair users and visitors with reduced mobility, but please be aware that there are some uneven surfaces and gradients. There is also a disabled car park adjacent to the main entrance.

To pre-book your tickets, click on this link

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Wheeldon Trees is one of the Peak District’s leading cottage retreats.

There’s no better time to visit than the run-up to Christmas. Haddon Hall and Chatsworth are just short car journeys away.

Our Peak District cottages are close to a variety of activities. Things to do include hiking, biking, fishing, and visiting historic landmarks. In addition, we’re perfectly placed for wandering around charming English villages and taking in cafe society if you’re looking for a more grown-up break.

We have 10 stunning cottages set in 12 acres of Peak District National Park. Alongside luxury cottages, our rural retreat offers free EV charging and an honesty shop packed to the brim with goodies. In addition, we have a fantastic games room where you can play pool, air hockey or ping pong. We have two new electric bikes for you to borrow to explore the local area. What’s more, we have recently added two new hybrid bikes.

In 2023 five of our cottages were rated 5-Star Gold by VisitEngland. Firstly, the Farmhouse retained its 5-Star Gold rating from 2020. And now Priestley Cottage, Ollerenshaw Cottage, Nadin Cottage and Mycock Cottage join it with top marks. The remaining five cottages – Sheldon, Walker’s Rest, Critchlow, Elliott and Lomas were all rated 4-Star Gold. In addition, TripAdvisor recently named Wheeldon Trees in the top 10% of places to stay in the world. Thanks to our visitors’ amazing reviews, we were delighted to be awarded the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2023. To complete the hat trick, we were also the runner-up in best self-catering accommodation at this year’s Visit Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Awards.

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