Get festive by booking a city break near a spectacular Christmas market. Packed full of unique handmade gifts, light shows, ice rinks, fairgrounds and much more, Christmas markets offer plenty of festive cheer to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Cities across Europe play host to Christmas markets from November. Visit Berlin to see Charlottenburg Castle bathed in romantic lights. Or discover unique handmade gifts in between seeing the sights in Vienna, Brussels or Prague.
In the UK, some of the best Christmas markets are held in London, York and Bath. Go there for traditional German-style stalls selling handmade jewellery, crafts and toys and tasty yuletide delicacies. And there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained with street theatre, fairgrounds and, of course, Santa’s grotto.
“Absolutely amazing” We had such a wonderful time at the White willow lodge. It was relaxing and very tranquil. The views were breath taking, especially in the evening and the overall vibe was great. We loved our time here and would recommend this lake
We had a wonderful time staying here, it was such a cosy place. In a wonderful setting and a real get away from it all. If you want to escape the city and get some real rest and recuperation I highly … More
“The most amazing trip of my life.”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2015
It was an absolutely amazing stay and a hugely amazing trip and definitely worth it. We went for a winters walk out down by the bird hide and went down to the beautiful Coln river. As I am obsessed wi… More
Reviewed 23 Nov 2014
White Willow Lodge is stunning - an absolutely perfect place for a weekend away with friends.
The decor is gorgeous, from the amazing top floor bedroom and bathroom, to the open plan living and kitch… More
“Wonderful stay at a lovely location” We had a wonderful stay at Elm Lodge. It had a very warm and welcoming feeling, and was wonderfully presented throughout. The welcome pack was a nice touch too.
The lodge is in a great location, quiet, tranqui
What a great weekend. Really love the lodge and felt very at home. What amazing views to wake up to every morning!
Husband went fishing and caught 7 fish so he was happy. We played in the playground… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you had a great time at Elm Lodge and we look forward to welcoming you back in September.
“A fabulous retreat” If you want to spend a few days chilling, then Owls nest is the perfect place for you The Hot Tub is the most relaxing contribution, the cabin is clean, warm and inviting....with lots of home from home treats x I had a hectic week
Stayed here with 5 friends. The lodge was fully equipped with everything you need. It was spacious and immaculate inside and out. Each guest is provided with towels, slippers, gowns and shampoo etc. … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and you are most welcome anytime.
Carol and Graham.
“Fantastic accommodation, very friendly and helpful owners.”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2015
We spent a week at Owl's nest lodge and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hot tub was excellent and the accommodation itself was superb, well equipped, clean and spacious. Carol and Mervin, the owners are fr… More
We really appreciate your comments. Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit one day.x
“Peaceful, tranquil and calm!” What a superb place to stay. We visited for a friends 40th birthday, for a weekend away, and wanted somewhere central, in the UK, to meet up with the gang. It was absolutely fabulous. John, the owner was there to meet u