Festive Shopping

13 November 2017

Explore the magic of Christmas Markets this festive season. With the twinkling lights, brass bands performing traditional carols, beautifully crafted handmade gifts and deliciously tempting food stalls there's no better way to get you into the Christmas spirit!

Leave the stress of driving behind and get straight into the heart of the festivities by train. Don't worry about parking, take the train instead and enjoy a relaxing journey through picturesque countryside and treat yourself to a glass (or two!) of your favourite festive tipple. So what are you waiting for? Get planning...

Scotland

Edinburgh Christmas - 17 November to 6 January 2018

Take any of the following scenic lines:
Borders Railway
East Lothian

Find out more: www.edinburghchristmas.com

Exploring Christmas Markets in Scotland by train

George Square Christmas Market, Glasgow - 25 November to 29 December

Take any of the following scenic lines:
West Highland
Highland

Find out more: www.glasgowloveschristmas.com

Wales & Borders

Swansea Christmas Market - 17 November to 21 December

Take the following scenic line:
Heart of Wales

Find out more: www.enjoyswanseabay.com/christmas-market

Shrewsbury Christmas Market - 9 & 10 December

Take any of the following scenic lines:
Chester to Shrewsbury
Cambrian Line
Heart of Wales

Find out more: www.shresburychristmas.co.uk

North West

Exploring Christmas Markets by train in the North West

Manchester Christmas Market - 10 November to 20 December

Take any of the following scenic lines:
Mid Cheshire Line
Crewe to Manchester
Hope Valley Line

Find out more: www.manchester.gov.uk/christmas_markets

Chester Christmas Market - 16 November to 20 December

Take any of the following scenic lines:
Mid Cheshire Line
Chester to Shrewsbury

For more info: www.visitchester.com/christmas

Carlisle Christmas Market - 23 November to 3 December

Take any of the following scenic lines:
Tyne Valley
Cumbrian Coast Line
Settle to Carlisle Line

Find out more: www.discovercarlisle.co.uk/christmas

Yorkshire & North East

Christkindelmarkt, Leeds - 10 November to 24 December

Take the following scenic line:
Bentham Line

Find out more: www.whatson.leeds.gov.uk/germanchristmasmarket

Whitby Christmas Festival - 17 to 19 November

Take the following scenic line:
Esk Valley Line

Find out more: www.whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk/christmas-festival

Sheffield Christmas Market - 15 November to 24 December

Take any of the following scenic lines:
Penistone Line
Hope Valley Line

Find out more: www.sheffieldchristmasmarkets.co.uk

East

Ipswich Christmas Market - 8 to 10 December

Take either of the East Suffolk scenic lines:
Lowestoft to Ipswich
Felixstowe to Ipswich

Find out more: Ipswich Christmas Market

Christmas Markets by train

South West

Plymouth Christmas Market - 30 November to 21 December

Take the following scenic line:
Tamar Valley Line

Find out more: www.visitplymouth.co.uk/christmas

Salisbury Christmas Market - 23 November to 22 December

Take the following scenic line:
TransWilts Line

Find out more: www.salisburychristmasmarket.co.uk

Midlands

Christmas Markets by train this festve season

Derby Christmas Market - 17 November to 5 December

Take any of the following scenic lines:
Derwent Valley Line
North Staffordshire Line
Poacher Line

Find out more: www.visitderby.co.uk/christmas-market

South East

Oxford Market - 7 to 17 December

Take the following scenic line:
Cotswold Line

Find out more: www.oxfordchristmasmarket.co.uk

Brighton Market - 17 November to 22 December

Take the following scenic line:
Brighton to Seaford Line

Find out more: www.brightonchristmasmarket.com

 

*Dates were correct at time of publishing. Please double check with the organisers before travelling.*

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