THE festive season approaches and what better way to get some Christmas shopping done then by combining it with a short break.
Cardiff: The Christmas Market runs from November 13 and is located in the city centre along with the Winter Wonderland which offers open-air skating. You can stay at the four star Park Inn City Centre Hotel for £49.50 per person, per night, on a bed and breakfast basis at weekends while the market is on, based on two people sharing.
York: Always popular for shopping breaks, York is particularly atmospheric at Christmas time. The St Nicholas Fayre takes place in the city from November 27-30 and offers an array of markets offering gifts and crafts as well as excellent local produce. Look out for the Medieval Market at the historic Barley Hall. Stay at the four star York Marriott for £50 pppn on a bed and breakfast basis over the weekend of November 28, based on two people sharing.
Bath: Each year the beautiful area between Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths is transformed into a Christmas shoppers' haven with Bath Christmas Market, which runs from November 27 to December 7. Traditional wooden chalets adorn the streets, each one offering unique, handmade gifts. Stay at the three star Express by Holiday Inn at Bath for £54.50 per person, per night, with bed and breakfast over the weekend of November 28, based on two people sharing.
For more information on any of these breaks or to book call Superbreak on 0871 222 3055 www.superbreak.com