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Bath Christmas Markets 2018

Date: 8th November 2018
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Author: Sarah Twist
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Publisher: Darwin Escapes
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Park: Bath Mill Lodge Retreat
Seasonal


Wander the streets of this historic city and see what’s on offer at Bath Christmas Markets, or head further afield for more festive fun…

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is perfectly placed to explore the city, take in all the Christmas cheer from the award-winning Christmas markets at the heart of Bath, before taking the 30 minute walk back to our peaceful oasis surrounded by countryside. You can also explore the Somerset region and discover all the festive markets on offer in this picturesque region of the UK. Take a look below at our top picks for Christmas Markets in and around Bath.


Dunster by Candlelight

Where: Town Centre, TA24 6SE / When: 7th & 8th Dec / Times: 5pm – 9pm

This wonderful annual event is in its 32nd year and raises funds for St Margaret’s Hospice, with all the proceeds from the sale of the programme going towards to Hospice, as well as collectors walking around the town centre on the night ready to take donations. The beautifully preserved medieval town turns back in time and lines the streets with lanterns and candles during this wonderful festive event, there will also be street entertainment for all the family to enjoy including shows from Giffords Circus, spectacular fun from the Bowlore Flaming Swords and mind-boggling stunts from the Fire Spinners. You can also enjoy some live music from the talented Mitchell & Vincent Acoustic Duo.


Bath Christmas Markets

Where: City Centre, BA1 3NB / When: 22nd Nov – 9th Dec / Times: 10am – 7pm

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is one of the official recommended accommodation listings for the Christmas Markets, meaning we are close enough for you to enjoy all the festive merriment of the markets and you can still take a short stroll back to a peaceful escape surrounded by picturesque countryside, making the best of both worlds.

This award-winning market will host over 180 traditional chalets all over the city centre, allowing you to wander the historic Georgian streets and take in the festive atmosphere, these markets are the ideal place to do your Christmas shopping, with hundreds of local businesses taking up residence throughout the 18 days festive market period. You will be able to find everything from handmade jewellery, beautiful handmade clothes, soothing soaps, to personalised presents for that special someone in your life and stunning handmade, unique homeware items. There will be an endless number of festive food stalls to delight all taste buds, from comforting hot drinks including mulled wine and mouth-watering street food, to fresh cheese and handmade sausage rolls all on offer to keep you fuelled for the day, or to take home and enjoy during your own festive feast, you can also enjoy delicious burgers, hog roasts and traditional caramelised nuts. Take a trip to the beautiful city of Bath during this Christmas season for some wonderful festive shopping and delicious food.


Glastonbury Frost Fayre

Where: Town Centre, BA6 9EL / When: 24th Nov / Times: 10am – 7pm

Glastonbury is only a 40 minute journey from Bath Mill and is a festive event not to be missed! With over 140 stalls spread around the town centre, you will find a whole host of quirky and handmade items from local makers, including handmade soaps, jewellery, clothing and wonderful gifts. There will also be 15 farmers markets stalls for local produce, which you can purchase to add to your festive feast at home, along with a host of street food on offer including hog roasts, burgers, hot drinks, cakes and delicious hot crepes. Head into the Town Hall for the Christmas Markets, where you will find beautiful handcrafted festive decorations to purchase for your tree at home. There will also be street entertainments all day for all the family to enjoy, a small funfair for the little ones to enjoy, live music to get you in the festive spirit and you can even meet Father Christmas and his cast of helpful elves!


So whether you’re visiting Bath Christmas Markets, or opting to venture slightly further out into picturesque Somerset, Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is the ideal place to base yourself while getting into the Christmas spirit! Book your holiday with us today and start your Christmas cheer with a city getaway.

Photo Credits: Heather Cowper

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