As the countdown to the festive season approaches, wrap up warm and experience the magical atmosphere, mouth-watering aromas and inspired gift ideas with a visit to one of the UK’s enchanting Christmas markets.
There are many great ones to choose from, but here are a few suggestions to get your Christmas preparations off to an excellent start as well as a selection of superb B&B accommodation nearby:-
A traditional Christmas market, located at East Princes Gardens in the heart of the city. Browse gifts created by artists and craftspeople as well as tempting culinary delights.
Straven Guest House (2 miles from Edinburgh) – A Victorian guest house in peaceful setting close to beach.
Blinkbonny House (west side of the city) – Chalet house in a quiet residential area close to city centre.
Aaron Glen B&B (6 miles from Edinburgh) – Family-run, boutique-style guest house on a bus route into city centre.
Rathan House (7 miles from Edinburgh) – Country house in beautiful gardens.
This award-winning Christmas market has over 180 traditional wooden chalets packed with delightful gift ideas and festive treats. Shopping done…there’s always the panto at Theatre Royal Bath or the outdoor rink at ‘Bath on Ice’ to be enjoyed.
Herb Cottage (6 miles from Bath) – Charming cottage with uninterrupted views.
West Farm (9 miles from Bath) – Farmhouse in the middle of a quiet Cotswold village
And more B&Bs to choose from in the nearby area…..
Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s pedestrian shopping area, this special market has plenty to offer with its beautifully decorated wooden stalls showcasing a fantastic display of traditional gifts as well as tempting food and drinks. And if that’s not enough, there are further festive treats in store with Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland located on City Hall Lawn.
The Laurels (4 miles from Cardiff) – Cottage style detatched family house located in the heart of the village of St Fagans
Warren Mill Farm (7 miles from Cardiff) – 17th century mill house with beamed ceilings and open fires.
Check out our Days Out Diary for further details of Christmas Markets around the country