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After a Magical Christmas Experience? Visit Bath’s Christmas Market for the Best of the South West

Posted by Zayra Raza on 12/12/2015
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With Christmas day fast approaching, the thought of tackling most of Britain’s high streets can be a stressful one. Thousands of shoppers rush around to find the best prices and cheapest deals making the whole process exhausting. Why not avoid the masses this year by heading to the award winning Bath Christmas market? This picturesque location set in the stunning historic Roman town of Bath in Somerset brings Christmas to life with it’s unique architecture, history and buildings.

Find out for yourself why it is the South West’s biggest award-winning Christmas market.

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Running from the 26th of November to the 13th of December, the award-winning Bath Christmas market is the perfect place to do all your Christmas shopping whilst also soaking up the sights and sounds of one of the UK’s finest and most fascinating cities. With over 170 small chalets lined up on Bath’s beautiful historic Roman high street offering a wide range of unique handmade and personalised Christmas gifts, delicious cooked food, warmed spiced drinks and handcrafted sweets, you can be sure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas.

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http://imagelibrary.visitbath.co.uk 

One of the best parts of Christmas is the food, and the Bath Christmas market doesn’t disappoint. Whether you fancy a delicious bratwurst from the Green Park Brasserie, a satisfying steak and chicken ciabatta from The Herd, a filling pie from Pieminister pies or a french tartiflette from Gascoyne Place, the hardest choice will be deciding which you’d like to eat most! If you get thirsty, there are plenty of chalets offering hot and cold drinks, including spiced mulled wine to help warm you up on a cold winters day. For those with a sweet tooth, there is also an abundance of handcrafted sweets, chocolates and other Christmas treats throughout, each one with its own unique touch.

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The Christmas market offers such a broad range of Christmas gifts and food that it would be easy to spend the day browsing the market and still not see everything. However, if you need a break from shopping, why not visit the world famous Roman Baths with their stunning architecture and rich history? If you’re feeling hungry and need to regain your energy, there are a variety of fantastic restaurants offering foods from around the world. In addition, the Christmas grotto and the nearby ice rink provides that special Christmas touch for children and family outings. A trip to the Thermae Spa is a fantastic option for those looking to relax, and as the UK’s only natural hot spring bath, you can be sure of a unique and rejuvenating experience.

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If you want to experience all Bath has to offer, why not stay for a few days at one of the many top class hotels in the city? Harington’s Hotel has thirteen unique luxury boutique hotel rooms each with their own distinct style, adding a touch of fashionable modern class to the traditional and historic city streets. With a central location, just a few doors down from many of the city’s must-see attractions and just a short walk from the Bath Christmas market, Harington’s Hotel enables guests to see the best of Bath.

bath haringtons hotel
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If you decide to visit for the day, Bath is easily accessible via road, rail and coach, with many companies offering day trips for families.

Get into the festive spirit and experience the South West’s finest Christmas market this festive season.

Featured image source: Flickr via Hulcoop-Allen Photography