The German style Christmas market is once again trading in the centre of Bath. It is very popular with locals and tourists alike and can get extremely busy during the day. We made our usual late night shopping trip last night as a family. As we left home, it was pouring with rain and we wondered if we'd made a mistake in going at all...But it soon cleared up and we had a relatively quiet Bath to enjoy in all its festive finery.
The majority of the market surrounds the beautiful Abbey...(Market runs until this Sunday.)
Our youngest bought one of the hand knitted rose topped hats for a certain teeny-tiny person we know. (Its such fun buying for a baby again...spoilt?!..Maybe just a little... ;-))
The dynamics of Bath have shifted a little recently, mainly due I would say to the relatively recent opening of the Southgate Shopping Centre at the lower end of the city. It is clear that some once flourishing areas of Bath are now struggling, such as The Podium, which shows in empty shop units, or temporary businesses filling the spaces.
But mostly, Bath remains a lovely city with plenty to offer. Perfect to explore day or night.
Hope you enjoyed the trip too!
Have a lovely weekend,