Car free Christmas markets in the UK

How to get there by rail and save money with Railcards

A visit to one of Britain’s Christmas markets is a treat for anyone who wants to get in the festive mood; leave the car at home, avoid the traffic jams and parking charges. It’s so easy to travel by train. Most markets open mid-end November and some of the biggest include e.g. Bath, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Norwich, Winchester, York… all just a short walk away from a train station. Please see attached further information on how to save money on train travel and a guide on some of the easiest markets within walking distance from a station. It all adds up to a ‘greener’ Christmas!

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The attached Christmas market guide is just that – a guide only – it does not include every market in Britain; but you can get more detailed info from regional tourism organisations or Visit Britain: