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Christmas Markets to visit on a UK city break

October 29th, 2015 by Emily
St. Andrews Church, Lincoln

The interior of St. Andrews Church, Lincolnshire

With winter closing in and the festive season almost upon us, why not take some time out to prepare yourself with a trip to one of the UK’s famous Christmas markets during a city break?

Manchester Christmas Markets

One-time European ‘City of Culture’, Manchester is an often overlooked gem of the northwest, offering the best of vibrant urban attractions combined with the picturesque countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Manchester hosts a number of Christmas Markets across the city that conclude on December 22, with themes ranging from arts and crafts, specialty foods and leather goods to French and Germanic culture.

Where to stay?

Manchester Central Spinningfields offers two bedroom apartments in an exclusive new development, with comfortable furnishings and quick access to attractions including The Arndale Centre, The Printworks and MEN arena.

Lincoln Christmas Market

An ancient town in the heart of England’s rural centre, the city offers history, culture and the opportunity to escape to the countryside or coast.

The oldest of the country’s Christmas markets post-Oliver Cromwell, Lincoln Christmas Market runs from December 3 – 6, with over 250 stalls set amongst the castle, cathedral and rambling mediaeval streets.

Where to stay?

St. Andrew’s Church in Panton is a charming stone building dating from 1770, with the site having ben inhabited as far back as 806. Sleeping up to four in blissful isolation, this property maintains many of its period features alongside modern conveniences.

Exeter Christmas Market

Devon’s cathedral city, Exeter is another mediaeval town with history dating back as far as the Roman era.

This year will mark the first edition of Exeter’s Christmas Market, which is scheduled to run until December 19 on the city’s Cathedral Green. The market will feature a range of hand-crafted trinkets and indulgent street food from around Europe.

Where to stay?

Redrock Apartments in Dawlish Warren offer stunning sea views but are robust enough to give you comfort in the cold season. Sleeping between four and six in modern comfort, these apartments are just a short drive from both Exeter and Dartmoor National Park.

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