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Art in the castle

Ayton Castle

Ayton Village (near Eyemouth)


 Bank Holiday Weekend 2024

Sat-Mon August 24-26

10.30am - 4pm

We hope you can join us for our third Art in the Castle event at Ayton Castle near Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.

Our 2024 event takes place over three days, from Saturday August 24 till Monday 26th. 

Art in the Castle at Ayton is a unique event, because we pop up inside the castle's fabulous public rooms amidst the owners' private contemporary art collection and furniture.

Visitors to previous events have commented not only on the amazing quality of the work on show, but also the wonderful, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. It's not your typical castle and not your typical art fair! 

The Castle is still a private family home and rarely opens to the public, so this is a great opportunity to visit this amazing place, meet the artists who are mostly from North Northumberland and Scottish Borders and see art from a rarely seen private collection.

The grounds will be open and the castle's diesel engine called Lloyd running through the grounds for rides.

The castle's cafe will also serving gorgeous locally made bakes and refreshments.

Entry to the grounds, castle and exhibition is free.

Donations are welcome for the ongoing work on the castle's walled garden and to help re-plant trees across the estate lost in recent storms.


We're about to open applications for the 2024 event, so if you're an artist or maker and interested in taking part/finding out more

please email .

Please attach a couple of images of your work or a link to it and tell us a bit about yourself, so we can send out more info and application form..


We have 20 spaces at the event.

 We are looking for work that is entirely original/created entirely by the artist/maker. Original artwork can be accompanied by quality prints/cards.

The pitch fee is £150 for three days. There is no commission on sales.  Work can be offered for sale, exhibition only or a mix of both.

We provide tables and other surfaces/furniture for exhibiting items, though artists must be able to bring their own easels to display their work.

Please get in touch at

Here's a little reminder of 2023's event and the artists/makers who joined us.

Ayton Castle

Janis Embleton's weaving display

Portraits by artist Joanna Payne

Florals by artist Helen McKnockiter

Display by artist Linda Scott-Robinson

Artist Terry Howson's exhibits

Artist Jill Shields

Sculptor Peter Fagan

Metallic portraits by Jill Shields

Artist Val Payton

Artist Jen Mole

Redbraes Pottery

Keyboard Room Ayton

Artist Alison Gargett

Artist Linda Scott-Robinson

Val Payton

Helen McKnockiter Artist/Illustrator

Alison Diamond Rogers Artist/Printmaker

Peter Fagan Artist/Sculptor

Jill Shields Artist

Twists Glass Studio Glass Artist

Terry Howson Artist

Deborah Fallas Artist

Joanna Payne Artist

Adele Burdon Artist/Printmaker

Sam Folcarelli Artist

Jane Braithwaite Artist/Illustrator

Jennifer Mole Artist

Sara Rhys Artist/Illustrator

Linda Scott-Robinson Artist

Janis Embleton Weaver

Val Payton Artist

Redbraes Pottery Porcelain & Stoneware

Nev Storer Artist

Gillian Swaile Artist/Printmaker

The Magpie Cat Jewellery Designer

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