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Christmas Markets - Any Suggestions?


FlyingTog

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We had hoped to take the 'van to Lincoln for their famous Christmas Market on the 1st to 4th Dec. ... Unfortunately Mrs Tog has a prior booking (works festive binge!).

 

So we are looking for alternatives. .. any suggestions for good Christmas markets with a site near by for a weekend break (thur,fri,sat,sun)?

 

Ideally within two or three hours towing time from Manchester.

 

Cheers

 

FT

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The St Nicholas Fayre in York is a good one.(24 to 27 November) Unfortunately the CC site in Rowntree Park is fully booked, but there are plenty of CLs and CSs around York as well as a couple of reasonable commercial sites.

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The St Nicholas Fayre in York is a good one.(24 to 27 November) Unfortunately the CC site in Rowntree Park is fully booked, but there are plenty of CLs and CSs around York as well as a couple of reasonable commercial sites.

 

Thanks NSBJ

I'll have a look into York. I worked there for a few years (commuting from Manchester!) so know York. ...well, as well as you can strolling round there in lunch hours over the years.

 

FT

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Chatsworth . .. but it is so popular it may well be booked up . .. but certainly within you time/mileage scope.

 

Oh . .. and it is very good if you can get it!

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You could do 2 in one weekend.

1st and 2nd Saurdays in December Grassington in Wharfedale has its Dickensian Festival and then on the Sundays Skipton holds a Yuletide Festival.

There are plenty of sites in the area including 2 CC - Strid Wood and Wharfedale. Why not email the TIC in Skipton for a list of sites? skipton@ytbtic. co. uk

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If this post attracts anyone to the thought of overseas markets, I really like Lille and Brussels. Both are fairly close to Calais in the grand scheme of things although I prefer Strasbourg and the Alsace.

 

Back to the UK though, what about the Grassington Dickensian thing? I can't offer more info, but the traders dress in local costume. I am sure Google would assist in the search for info.

 

Russell

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Why not try Bath.

The Christmas market around the Abbey is really nice especially at night. Its held over a few weeks before christmas.

Newton mill is a good site with a bar/restaurant on site and a bus nearby. A few minutes drive away is the park and ride service and opposite the park and ride is the Bath Marina caravan site.

 

Dave

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I've been to a number of Christmas Fairs both at home and on the continent and you'll have to go a long way to find a better one than that in the centre of Birmingham. Try staying at the Chapel Lane CC site for a few days and visiting the fair - well worth it. After visiting the fair walk to the Jewellery Quarter for an ogle at the treats on view there

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