Best UK Christmas Markets


Christmas Market/Image by mv_touristboard via Flickr

If you’re looking for a really fun and exciting market to visit this Christmas then look no further. Here’s our definitive list of Britain’s best Christmas markets. 1. Rochester The Dickens Christmas market at Rochester Cathedral encompasses the spirit of Christmas. The Victorian themed market attracts thousands of visitors, most of who dress up in Dickensian costume. There’s an array of great stalls, a fair and even a snow machine. 2. Birmingham Since it started over a decade ago Birmingham Christmas Market has gone from strength to strength. Stall holders travel from German and other parts of Europe to bring their fare to the people of Birmingham. You can find a fine selection of wooden and handmade gifts but the highlight of this festival is the amazing food which encompasses giant pretzels, gingerbread hearts and everything in between. 3. Caerphilly The Medieval Christmas Market in Caerphilly is truly atmospheric and will really get you in the festive mood. Set in Caerphilly castle grounds you’ll find all sorts of stalls and entertainment including falconry and even jesters. 4. Newcastle The Continental Christmas Market in Newcastle has grown from humble beginnings into one of the city’s biggest and best attractions. Set in the Monument area you’ll find stall holders from across Europe selling unique and unusual Christmas gifts. 5. London

London is home to several Christmas markets but the best of the bunch is held on the Southbank. This substantial market has international stalls, delicious food and amazing entertainment. Take a trip on the London Eye by night to see the spectacle beautifully lit up.

Getting There
If you’re looking for a quick, convenient and reasonably priced way to get to any of these destinations then why not consider coach hire. British Coach Tours can offer all types of coach hire, from luxury, to standard, to mini bus, so wherever you want to go, British coaches can get you there.

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