Christmas market breaks with Pitchup.com from £6.67pppn
Nov 4 2014 Skrivet av Samantha Marsh
--Stay in some of the best Christmas market towns--
--Chester, Newcastle, Plymouth, Germany--
As Christmas approaches, many will be looking forward to the magic of the Christmas markets. Mulled wine, hot chocolate, German sausages and unique Christmas gifts: what’s not to love? Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has hand-picked four deals to destinations with fabulous Christmas markets - including one where it all began - Germany! Check out these festive finds - from just £6.67 per person per night!
A glamp-orous stay near Newcastle Christmas market: from £6.67 per person per night
Wooler, Northumberland: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping pods at Riverside Country Park this season with prices starting from £40.00 for a two-night break based on three people sharing (£6.67pppn).
Cradling the banks of Wooler Water, this friendly and well-maintained site on the edge of Northumberland National Park offers cosy accommodation for a winter stay with fantastic indoor facilities including a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a games room and a bar and restaurant. The wooden camping pods offer all the fun of camping but without the hassle of a tent. 10-amp electricity is included in the price along with access to the on-site facilities.
The site is a quick and easy journey down the A1 to the bright lights of Newcastle. Between 15 and 29 November, visitors can experience Newcastle’s continental Christmas market which offers handmade foods and one-off gifts for family and friends.
A scenic stay near Chester Christmas market: from £10 per person per night
Wrexham, North Wales: Pitchup.com has availability on its camping pods at Bryn Dwr Camping Pods this season with prices starting from £80 for a two-night stay based on two adults and two children sharing (£10.00pppn).
Situated on the banks of the River Alyn, Bryn Dwr Camping Pods is a well-maintained site in the Welsh countryside, just 20 miles from historic Chester. The pods feature private decking extending out over the water, and have their own beds, heating and lighting. Showers, toilets and dishwashing facilities are just a short walk away in the main house.
From 20 November to 14 December, visitors can discover the Chester Christmas market. Over 70 traditional wooden chalets will be positioned in Chester’s historic town centre, outside the town hall, Library Square and other locations. The market will offer a variety of products including crafts, clothing, jewellery, giftware and local food and drink. New for this year is the 40ft sparkling Christmas tree on Town Hall Square, which will provide a magical centrepiece to the market.
Plymouth Christmas market getaway from £16 per person per night
Plymouth, Devon: Pitchup.com has availability on its one-bedroom cabin at Yealm Cabin this season with prices starting from £160 for a two-night stay based on five people sharing (£16.00pppn).
This cosy log cabin in South Devon is perched on a hill overlooking the Yealm Valley and superb South Hams. The fully-equipped property is minutes from the beaches and just nine miles from Plymouth. Yealm Cabin is in an area with no light pollution and has its own observatory where guests can book an appointment to stargaze with a local astronomy expert. The cabin features a double bedroom and an open plan dining/living area, fully-fitted with tasteful furnishings.
Plymouth Christmas market will be open between 20 November and 14 December 2014. From homemade arts and crafts to festive food and drink, the Christmas market promises fabulous festivities for all ages.
Germany Christmas market break from £11.23pppn
Kassel, Germany: Pitchup.com has availability on its microlodge at Campingplatz Naumburg this season with prices starting from £89.84 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£11.23pppn). A compulsory cleaning charge of £15.76 applies to all bookings.
Set in the enchanting region of Hesse, Campingplatz Naumburg is the ideal place to relax and unwind. On-site facilities include a snack bar, a playground with a trampoline, modern toilet blocks and a fantastic sauna pod. The beautiful microlodge features a double bed on the lower floor and a double bed on a mezzanine. Also includes kitchen facilities, a fire and a patio with outdoor furniture.
Kassel Christmas market runs from 25 November - 30 December. Located in the heartland of Germany's Fairy Tale Route, the fairy tale Christmas markets on the Königsplatz and Friedrichsplatz squares in Kassel are a truly magical experience. Every year the Kassel Christmas market presents a different theme, devoted to relaying all the wonderful fairy tales and stories written by the Brothers Grimm.
Attractions include the world’s tallest fairy tale pyramid and festive offerings at numerous stalls in the town centre.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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