Festive fun at Castle Christmas market

Ryan Mitchell, Reece & Ben Monoghan, Coningsby, at Pru Crosby
Ryan Mitchell, Reece & Ben Monoghan, Coningsby, at Pru Crosby

Record numbers packed out the grounds of Tattershall Castle for their third annual Christmas Market.

The event proved even more popular attracting more than 2,000 visitors over the two days.

With almost 40 stalls spread between a large marquee in the castle grounds and the castle itself, there was every opportunity for visitors to spend time buying unique gifts for Christmas.

Once again the emphasis was on local crafts and this year included many new stalls from the local area.

Lee Boney of Greenfield Bakers, Friskney, said: “Having been here for the last three years it is great to see the event going from strength to strength.

“This year was even better than last and we have sold out even sooner than before.

“Moving into the marquee has made the whole market much more comfortable for both shoppers and traders, whilst we can still enjoy being in the shadow of the castle.”

Sarah Blair-Manning, Operations Manager at the Castle said: “The weekend was absolutely fantastic, we had 2,400 people here which was an big increase on last year.

“We even sold out of mulled wine and mince pies twice.

“We got some really positive feedback from the stall holders too.

“Next year we’ll be looking at adding a bit more of a medieval theme to the market, keeping in touch with the Castle’s tradition.

The next event at the castle is the popular Candlelit Carol Concert on December 7 at 5pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children.