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Take the train … to Blighty’s best Christmas Markets

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Image Credit: Carousel at Bath Christmas Market. Daz Smith. Flickr. Creative Commons Licensed.

Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re feeling a little festive, now’s the time to hop on board and head to some of Britain’s best-loved Christmas Markets. Just take the train to Plymouth, London, Leeds, Bath or Edinburgh for charming wood-carved stalls, carousel rides, clove- and cinnamon-studded oranges and spiced wines – not to mention Christmas shopping.

Just make sure to leave yourself with more to spend by checking our journey planner for cheap tickets before you go.

Take the train to Plymouth …

… for the city’s Victorian Festival of Christmas. Simply take the train to Plymouth between 25 and 27 November, where you’ll find snow covering the historic docklands and Dickensian characters including top hat- and bonnet-wearing gentry, chimney sweeps and Fagin with his gang of pocket-pinchers make their way through the city’s Christmas Market. You’ll also find Victorian dancing, cookery and crafts on display too, as well as unique gifts.

Take the train to Leeds …

… for the city’s Christkindelmarkt. Just take the train to Leeds City train station and walk ten minutes to Millennium Square. There you’ll find the city’s traditional German Christmas Market, complete with traditional wooden stalls, Christmas carousel rides, handcrafted toys and chalets serving hot festive stews and spiced wines.

Take the train to Bath …

…for the city’s Christmas Market. Less than two minutes’ walk from Bath Spa train station, you’ll find this traditional market complete with 123 charming wooden chalet craft and food stalls, set in Bath Abbey’s churchyard – within the shadow of the Abbey and right next to the city’s famous Roman Spas.

Take the train to London …

… for the London Eye’s Christmas Market. Simply take the train to London and then hop on the tube to Waterloo for this traditional German market by the Thames, where you’ll find gingerbread houses, hand-spun lace, painted ceramics, a gilded carousel and more.

Take the train to Edinburgh …

…for the historic Scottish capital’s Christmas and New Year Market. Just take the train to Edinburgh Waverley and head to the nearby Princes Street Gardens where you’ll find an open ice rink, traditional wood-carved market stalls, handcrafted gifts, German mulled wine, fresh-baked gingerbread and modern funfair rides – all within view of the city’s ancient castle.

Where will you go by train this Christmas?

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