Britain’s best fleamarkets

This summer visit one of our favourite antique fairs, car boot sales or vintage markets to hunt for bargainous treasures. 

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This summer the countryside will be full of antique fairs, car-boot sales and vintage markets – find the best strategy for finding treasure and bagging a bargain in our May issue and then visit one of our favourite fairs.  

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Builth Wells International Antiques Fair

Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys. £5-£10. 01584 873634

The Decorative Home & Salvage Show

Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS. 10am-5pm. £5. 01298 27493

The Decorative Home & Salvage Show

Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY. 10am-5pm. £5. 01298 27493

Shepton Mallet Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. Opening times vary. £10 (noon-5pm Friday), £5 (Saturday & Sunday). 01636 702326

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair

Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire. £20 (Thursday), £5 (Friday). 01636 702326

Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show

Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln. £20 (Monday), £5 (Tuesday). 01298 27493

Newbury Antiques and Collectors Fair, Newbury Racecourse

Berkshire. £10 (8am-10am), £5 (after 10am). 01636 702326

Swinderby Antiques & Collectors Fair

RAF Swinderby, Nr Lincoln. £10 (8am-10am), £5 (10am onwards). 01636 702326

Stately Car Boot Sale

Sennowe Park, Guist, Norfolk NR20 5PB. 10.30am-3.30pm. £5.

Detling Flea & Collectors Fair

The Kent County Showground, Detling, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF. 8.30am-3.30pm. £3. 01636 676531

Carmarthen Flea Market

United Counties Showground, Carmarthen SA33 5DR. 10am-4pm. £4. 01267 236569

Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair

Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6NW. 7.30am-3.30pm. £4. 01636 676531

Shepton Giant Flea and Collectors Market

The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. £3.50. 01278 784912

Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair

South of England Showground, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TL. 9am-5pm (Tuesday), 8am-4pm (Wednesday). £20 (Tuesday), £5 (Wednesday). 01636 702326

Red Cross Historic Car Boot

Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE. 10am-3pm. £5. 01539 560951

Stately Home Charity Car Boot Sale

Sledmere, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 9.30am-3pm. £3. 01377 236637

Sunbury Antiques Market

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Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury On-Thames, Middlesex. Free. 01932 230946