Britain's best Christmas markets 2016

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Scotland, Edinburgh, Christmas Market
Scotland, Edinburgh, Christmas Market

What's the run-up to Christmas Day without a visit to a Christmas market? Thankfully you don't have to travel to Germany to sip mulled wine and eat German sausages as Britain has some of the most fantastic festive street markets outside of the continent.

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Set in historic cathedral grounds, amid Roman architecture and in the middle of beautiful squares, Christmas markets in the UK offer fun for all, whether you're looking to browse wooden toys, gingerbread and Christmas ornaments, enjoy romantic skating at an ice rink or listen to live Christmas music.

Traders from all over the UK, Europe and further afield bring hand-painted pottery, beautiful crafts and delicious chocolate, as well as plenty of festive cheer to get anyone into the Christmas spirit at these wonderful markets from Edinburgh to Exeter.

Discover Britain's best Christmas markets to visit in winter 2016...