Antique hunting has become extremely popular over the past few years, especially due to the amount of television programs dedicated to buying and selling antiques. If you’re on holiday in the Lake District, you will probably be drawn-in by the wonderful amount of antique shops and auction houses- often populated with specialist farm-related antiques.
The Lake District is teeming with fantastic places to find an antique bargain, and it’s usually not just an antique shop you’re going to come across- many places in the Lakes are also a great day out for the whole family!
Here are our top 5 favourite places to visit, for antiques in the Lakes:
Yew Tree Barn is a huge Lake District Barn, full to the brim with Architectural Antiques, Salvage & Reclamation pieces, an Art & Craft gallery, furniture restoration, a Forge Blacksmiths, and a wonderful cafe filled with delicious home cooked food. You and the family could spend a whole day just looking around and enjoying a refreshing cup of tea in the café.
Image from Yew Tree Barn website
The Antiques Emporium is a wonderfully quirky little place in Kendal, with a wide range of antiques and collectibles. They stock everything from retro, mid-century modern furniture, to old books; artworks; jewellery and interesting pieces of industrial chic. It's an ideal stop off for dealers, collectors and just those with a curious eye.
Image from Antiques Emporium website
3 – Collector’s Corner, Cockermouth
A fantastic little antique shop in the heart of Cockermouth. Collectors corner hosts an eclectic mix of furniture and historical pieces as well as clothing, books and everything in-between. Blink and you’ll miss it – it’s certainly one of the Lake Districts hidden gems.
Image from Collectors Corner
The Hidden Corner is situated on the outskirts of the village of Long Marton near Appleby.
Image from Hidden Corner website
“Whether you are sheltering from one of Lakeland's occasional showers, searching for that exclusive gift, or trying to fill a corner of your own home, you will find The Lakes Crafts and Antique Gallery a refreshing blend of past craftsmanship and present-day creativity.”
Comprising of individual units, dedicated to a wide selection of gifts, antiques and collectables, the Lakes Crafts and Antiques Gallery has something for everyone. You will even find a wide array of local artisan crafts and produce.
Image from Lakes Crafts and Antiques Gallery website
The Lake District is bursting at the seems with little Antiques shops, centres and Auction Houses, so get routing around- you never know what you might come across!
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