Top 10 UK Car Boot Sales 2017 – A Classic Brocante Guide

Porthkerry Car Boot Sale. Image from WalesOnline.co.uk

We love a good car boot sale – and who doesn’t? For sellers, car boots are the perfect place to declutter your house and get a bit of cash for your unwanted goods. For buyers like ourselves, they can be gold mines for finding hidden gems and getting them for a fraction of their value. The more you know, the more money you can make so knowledge really does give you power at a car boot sale.

We spend a lot of time travelling around the UK and not many weekends go by that we don’t visit a car boot or two. Here we’ve put together a list of our favourite top 10 UK car boot sales, including their address and postcode (crucial for finding that field out of town), when they’re on, what time to arrive, how much entry is, our buyer tips and a link to their website.

Don’t see your favourite car boot in our list? Let us know where you like to go in the comments, or drop us a line on our contact page – we love finding new ones! Happy car booting everybody!

Top 10 UK Car Boot Sales (2017)

1) York Auction Car Boot Sale

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York Auction Centre – York Auction Car Boot Sale

Location: York Auction Centre, York, Yorkshire, YO19 5GF

When: Every Sunday, with a break over Christmas

Arrival Time: Gates open at 6am for sellers and 7am for buyers

Entrance Fee: 70p per car

Buyer notes: Great for 1st pickings from clearance. All year round. We visit every 2 months on our way back from Scotland.

Website: https://www.ylc.co.uk/sunday-markets

2) Whitby Car Boot Sale

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Broadings Farm Caravan and Campsite

Location: Broadings Farm, Whitby, Yorkshire, YO21 1TL

When: Every Sunday from April to September (weather permitting)

Arrival Time: 6:30am for buyers

Entrance Fee: FREE!

Buyer Notes: Another good all-round car boot. Free admission last time we visited.

Website: http://www.broadingsfarm.co.uk/whitby-car-boot-sale

3) Stoneleigh Indoor Car Boot Sale

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Stoneleigh Indoor Car Boot Sale

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ

When: Held on Sundays but not every week

Arrival Time: 5am! Best to set the alarm clock for this one!

Entrance Fee: £1 per person

Buyer Notes: Great when it is on (check the website below for dates) with lots of antiques and vintage. Great for clocks. Good if weather is bad. If you are a seller arrive very early.

Website: http://www.stoneleighcarboot.co.uk

4) Saddington Car Boot Sale

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Saddington Car Boot Sale

Location: White Stacks Farm, Fleckney Road, Kibworth, Leicestershire, LE8 0HJ

When: Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

Arrival Time: 6am/ 6:30am in October

Entrance Fee: 60p per person, children under 12 free

Buyer Notes: Great value but you have to search for great items. All year round subject to the weather. 

Saddington Car Boot is the largest car boot sale in Leicestershire with over 500 car booters regularly attending.

Website: https://www.carboot.info

5) Lymington Car Boot Sale

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Lymington Car Boot Sale. Image from www.lymington.org

Location: Strawberry Field, Boldre, New Forest, Hampshire, SO41 8PT

When: Sundays April to November

Arrival Time: 6:30am

Entrance Fee: 25p per person

Buyer Notes: Quality items to be found here. See all New Forest Car Boot Sales on the website below.

Website: http://www.lymington.org/bootsales.html

6) Sayers Common/Poynings Car Boot

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Location: Sayers Common, West Sussex, BN6 9HN / Poynings, West Sussex, BN6 9EA

When: Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, April until October

Arrival Time: Sellers 8am. Buyers 9am.

Entrance Fee: £1.50 per car after 9am. £3 per car before 9am.

Buyer Notes: You need to be an early bird for the best pick. This car boot alternated between the Sayers Common and Poynings locations so check on the website below to make sure you are heading to the right place.

Website: http://www.megacarbootsale.co.uk

7) Edinburgh Greenside Omni Car Boot Sale

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Edinburgh Greenside Omni Car Boot Sale. Image from Only In Edinburgh.

Location:  Greenside Place Multi Storey Car Park, Greenside Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 3AA

When : Sundays, all year round except at Christmas

Arrival Time: 9am. A horn is blown at 8:30am and sellers aren’t allowed to set up before this. It closes promptly at 1pm.

Entrance Fee: FREE!

Buyer Notes: Sundays, you need to arrive early to park. Bring a torch it is quite dimly lit. Bargains to be had. Good traditional Scottish items. 

Read about the car boot from a seller’s perspective on this great blog – https://www.twoscotsabroad.com/how-to-car-boot-sale-in-edinburgh/

Website: http://www.scotlandautojumble.co.uk/car_boot/omni_car_boot_sale_sunday.shtml

8) Sel Cist Car Porthmadog Car Boot Sale

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Porthmadog, Llyn Peninsula. Image from Porthmadog.com

Location: Clwb Chwaraeon Madog, Porthmadog, Gwynedd LL49 9PP

When: Every Sunday, March to October

Arrival Time: 8am

Entrance Fee: FREE!

Buyer Notes: Great bargains to be had. Find more North Wales Car Boot Sales on The Daily Post.

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Car Boot Sale in North Wales. Image from Daily Post.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PorthmadogCarBootSale

9) East Runton Car Boot

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Cromer, East Runton. Image from www.baytreecottagenorfolk.co.uk.

Location: Cromer Road, A149 Coast Road, East Runton, Norfolk, NR27 9NH

When: Every Saturday, March to October

Arrival Time: 9am

Entrance Fee: FREE!

Buyer Notes: A lot of older people selling. Great for vintage.

Website: None listed

10) Pickering Car Boot

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Location: Pickering Showground, Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8EA

When: Every Saturday and Sunday

Arrival Time: Sellers 12pm, Buyers 2pm for a 3pm start until 8pm close.

Entrance Fee: £1 per car.

Buyer Notes: We recently visited this weekend afternoon car boot sale. It’s great for those who like a lie in.

Website: http://pickeringcarboot.org.uk

1 Comment

  1. Can you advertise a car boot sale for us it’s Horsham car boot sale at Faygate Horsham RH12 4SD we have a website and a Facebook page and website is horsham car boot sale.co.uk and and we also have a Facebook Page

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