I visited Southwell one weekend to visit the craft fairs there, one being in the Minster and the other being in the Methodist Church. Both were interesting and very packed, snarl ups where no one was moving and never being able to see any of the stalls. Your typical craft fair if you ask me. Both of them. It was nice to see all the crafts and pieces on sale but once I’d been around once I was very tired so I was only there for a couple of hours.
Southwell itself is a very small village, with a few independent shops, cafes and a fish and chip shop. It’s quaint. Although for how big the craft fairs are, not enough car parks but thats to be expeced for a village.