Festive shopping is here

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One of our favourite pastimes in the build up to Christmas is all the wonderful festive shopping opportunities that exist, and in particular, the very many Christmas markets that are open in the build up to the big day.

We love experiencing all the wonderful crafts, gifts and of course the seasonal food and drink on offer at this time of year. We’ve rounded up a few of the festive markets that are happening locally in the run up to Christmas.

From teeny tots to grandparents, all generations will have a lovely time exploring the seasonal offerings on show at Taunton Christmas Craft Fayre in the run up to Christmas this year. 

From 2nd to 17th December, the event beckons with all kinds of unique gifts handmade in Somerset by local exhibitors. Don the layers and peruse the stalls, taking in the selection of driftwood art pieces, personalised pottery, Christmas wreaths, jewellery inspired by the wilds of Exmoor and much, much more.

Explore the bustling annual Hestercombe Gardens’ Christmas Market near Taunton. Featuring festive stalls bursting with locally-sourced gifts, delicious treats and unique handmade items.

Warm up with festive food and drink, including crumbly mince pies, luxury hot chocolate, and mulled wine. Visitors to the market will also receive free admission to the gardens, house and contemporary art gallery.

A firm favourite in the Somerset festive calendar, The Rural Living Show’s annual Christmas market will return to Kings Hall School, to raise vital funds for The Children’s Hospice South West. 

Hosting a huge selection of local designers, makers, producers and crafts people, as well as a popular food and drink section, the show showcases the best the region has to offer in unique artisan craft and local produce.

With so much to see and do in and around Taunton why not indulge yourself in a pre Christmas shopping trip with a stay at our comfortable town house. We’d love to welcome you this festive season.

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