Best Christmas Markets in the UK – the UK has so many beautiful cities that provide a lovely festive Dickensian backdrop to a Christmas Market (because for me Charles Dickens is inextricably tied to the festive season because of The Christmas Carol!). Whether you are looking for gift ideas Xmas decorations or just a lovely day out, the UK has it all!
York Christmas Market
York is an ideal place for a Christmas Market and is often voted the most festive city in the UK. There is lots of Christmas fun things to do, for more info you can read our post on Christmas in York or see this great post and video of York Christmas Market.
Durham Christmas Market
Durham is a beautiful city with both a cathedral and a castle (and Harry Potter connections). Like York it’s a pictureseque city on a river. Read all about Durham Christmas Market here.
Manchester Christmas Market
Manchester has a long reputation for large Christmas Markets with excellent shopping. Read all about Manchester Christmas Market here.
Chester Christmas Markets
Another lovely one of the many Christmas Markets in the UK – not too far from Manchester Xmas market, but in a walled city more like York, Chester is another beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but particularly at Christmas. Read all about Chester Christmas Market here.
Blenheim Palace Christmas Market
For the first year even Blenheim Palace are running a Christmas Market. You can read all about this here.