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The best Christmas markets in the UK

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The smell of gingerbread and the sound of carols are in the air, this means only one thing – the Christmas markets are coming! German markets are starting to pop up across the UK and with their festive atmosphere and amazing range of food and stalls, it's a great excuse for a weekend away with the family. Courtesy of Premier Inn - why not stay overnight and make it a real Christmas adventure!

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Birmingham Christmas Market

The biggest authentic Christmas Market in the UK comes all the way from Frankfurt. As you wind your way through the stalls you’ll see a huge range of traditional German treats to tempt your tastebuds – pretzels and hot chocolate always goes down well with the little ones. Kids will love the traditional carousel and make sure they look out for the singing moose!
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Manchester Christmas Market

Multi award-winning, this market has a variety of stalls and a family-friendly atmosphere. Each chalet is full of festive delights, from crafts to home-made decorations. Head to Albert Square to be in the heart of the festivities – on your way you can play ‘Who Can Spot Santa First?’ (hint – he’s perched on one of the rooftops!)    
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Southbank Christmas Market

Injecting some homely Christmas cheer into the hustle and bustle of London, the variety of food really steals the show at this market. You can nibble on Bratwurst and sip on mulled wine while your little ones pick their favourite sweets and iced gingerbread.
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Bath Christmas Market

If it’s a traditional Christmas shopping experience you’re after, historic Bath is the place to visit. Its picturesque Christmas Market features 170 wooden chalets that are packed with potential Christmas presents for the kids. Look out for the handmade items that will make a truly unique gift.
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Edinburgh Christmas Market

The Christmas Market in Edinburgh is perfect for a family trip as the kids have a market all to themselves! The Children’s Market in St Andrew’s Square has a huge array of child-friendly activities, from face-painting to children’s crafts. You might even spot a reindeer or two!

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