Bath Christmas Market

Bath is definitely up there with one of my favourite places in the UK. Being so close to where I live, I spend a lot of my time there throughout the year, come rain or shine. If you ever find yourself in the South West, Bath needs to be on your list of places to visit. 
Especially at Christmas time; it's a festive wonderland...

The market pops up near the end of every November, lasting for only 2 weeks which, in my opinion, is not long enough. I need more time to relish in the festiveness. 
A multitude of wooden chalets line the cobbled streets of the city centre, offering all the handmade goods you could possibly want. 
Perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping, especially for those of you who prefer giving something a little more artisan.
You'll even find a giant deck chair to lounge around in if you feel in need of a rest after all that walking and grazing.
Next time the market's in town, I urge you not to bypass the roasted nut cart. Sticky, caramelised, crunchy goodness. 
The Abbey provides the perfect backdrop to the market, standing guard and watching over all the hustle and bustle below.
Have a snoop around the inside if you've never had the chance.
There's something for everyone, everything from intricately painted glass baubles to...
... somewhat creepy nutcrackers.
All the decorations you could possibly need to make your home feel festive, or as a gift for a loved one (albeit next year due to the lateness of this post!)
What I think makes the Bath Christmas Market so special is the fact that most of the products sold are handmade with the utmost love and care.
It feels nice to give money to smaller, independent businesses as opposed to those large corporations which seem inescapable at times.
All in all, a wonderful way to spend a day during the Christmas period. Book it into the diary for next year!


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