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Exeter, England (November 15 to December 16)

Devon’s ancient city holds its Christmas market outside its famed Cathedral, making for an atmospheric experience for visitors. Pick up a range of local, handcrafted gifts displayed at the 90 stalls, or sample everything from roast hog to mulled apple gin at the Food Village before heading inside the Cathedral itself to marvel at its grand architecture. See exeter-cathedral.org.uk. [Photo: Flickr/Alison Day]

2018's best Christmas markets, in the UK and abroad

Ellie Ross
Contributor

Christmas comes around quickly every year – and with the stonking summer we’ve just had, this year it seems to have arrived even faster than ever.

And there’s nothing like a Christmas market to get you in the festive spirit.

Here are our favourite places in the UK and abroad to wander past rows of little huts selling traditional wooden toys, skate on the ice rink, sip mulled wine – and much more…

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