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The History of Christmas Markets in the UK

Christmas Markets in the UK were very popular until Oliver Cromwell banned the celebration of Christmas in the fashion people had become used to and this affected the Christmas Markets which died out instantly. There were, of course, many markets in Britain during the Victorian era which would sell Christmas related products and foodstuffs in the run-up to Christmas but they were not known as Christmas Markets.

Christmas Markets, Events & Breaks in the UK

UK Christmas Markets often have continental themes bringing over French, German or Italian traders. There are traditional German markets in many UK cities and towns including Leeds, London, Glasgow and Oxford. Please see our Christmas breaks section for a wide choice of Christmas market coach tours, seasonal breaks by air and rail and fabulous hotel offers.

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Chatsworth House Christmas Market

Step into an amazing winter wonderland throughout this festive season.

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Bakewell
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16562
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Salisbury Christmas Market

Salisbury Christmas Market transforms the centre of the medieval cathedral city into a winter wonderland with an authentic German Market Christmas market

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FREE
Location
Salisbury
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5.00 / 5
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15626
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Leamington Spa Yuletide Markets

Hugely successful Yuletide Fair

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FREE
Location
Leamington Spa
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5.00 / 5
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14599
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Grassington Dickensian Festival

Nestled right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Grassington, a picturesque village, will be transported back to the bygone…

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Grassington
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Lincoln Christmas Market

The medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market

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TICKETED
Location
Lincoln
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5.00 / 5
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12996
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Leeds Castle Christmas Market

Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.

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TICKETED
Location
Maidstone
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5.00 / 5
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12433
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Cardiff Christmas Market 2019

Cardiff Christmas Market 2019 Thursday 14 November to Monday 23 December Trading Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday…

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FREE
Location
Cardiff
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5.00 / 5
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11611
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St Albans Christmas Market

Browse and shop for gifts from wooden chalets, enjoy a drink at the dedicated market bar and enjoy delicious food in this magical setting

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St Albans
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