Today was the launch of Bath’s highly anticipated and much loved Christmas Market. The city is one of my favourite places, especially during the festive season.
The market is so popular people from across the country fill the stalls with their produce and handmade crafts. I’d recommend spending a full day here to explore the other sites and shops of Bath before hitting the market. The Christmassy atmosphere really peaks around sundown, see if you agree from my pictures below.
As with almost every trip to the historic city I first visit Sally Lunn’s. The oldest house in Bath creates melt in your mouth buns from a secret recipe found hidden in the wall.
The buns come with spreads, soups and more with freshly brewed tea – perfect comfort food to fuel a Christmas market spree.
Fudge Factory’s hot chocolate and apple lollies
With the evening drawing in I headed out to enjoy the market. There was an outpouring of festive cheer from the get-go with children carolling, twinkling lights and aromas of oranges, chocolate and lavender.
What really makes this Christmas Market stand out is the impressive backdrops. Both the Abbey and the Roman Bath’s tower above the chalets and light up the darkening skies.
On the main high street a carousel crowns the road junction where I was greeted by even more market stalls.
You can buy Welsh slate, Cornish cheese, Russian ornaments and every Christmas Market essential – German beer and meat!
It’s not just the market square that has been given the festive treatment, ‘The Corridor’ (below left) is one of the many side streets and arcades stemming from the main shopping centre all aglow.
The market is located on Kingston Parade and hugs Bath’s Abbey. It’s only a 5/10minute walk from the train station so is easy to get to.
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