Lincoln christmas market

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  1. trevtherev

    trevtherev Read Only Funster

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    Will be in Lincoln this Tursday for the xmas market. Booked in a c.l. next to the park and ride for3 nights. Have not stayed there before and the owner has informed me you just walk through a gate in the hedge into the park and ride. Does anyone know if this is free to foot passengers as I can only see charge prices for vehicles.
     
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    And you think the bus driver will know you aint parked a car ? ;)(y)
     
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    Lincoln market...bloody nightmare!
    We went one year, never again.
    Shoulder to shoulder with everyone, moved at a snail's pace, stopping to look at stalls was hard work not to get pushed onwards by the crowd.

    We are local, but happily give it a miss.
     
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    check the weather first , I live in Stamford and our Christmas market was cancelled due to the expected high winds.
     
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    Done it once... Never again :confused:
     
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    Was tempted to go this year but when it's only on one weekend it put me off as I thought it might be packed

    Looking at an alternative venue to visit now if anyone has any suggestions for a good Xmas market (geographically in the Midlands or above)
     
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    Tried to use the park and ride at Southport as foot passengers and we were refused. You buy the ticket as you drive in and because we didn't have a car we couldn't have a ticket. The man in the kiosk was pig ignorant and just shut the window on me.
     
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    Used the park and ride at Cardiff without a problem
    Same in Norwich
     
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    Best time to go is Thursday not so many coaches that day
     
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    Went to the Chester Christmas market last week and were quite disappointed. The wooden stalls all looked nice but nothing special and absolutely no atmosphere there at all. Not having been to one before, was kind of expecting Christmas music to be playing throughout, German sausages by the metre and plenty of mulled wine.

    Thankfully all was not lost, Chester is a lovely city and also has 2 cracking Wetherspoons so we still had a good day. (y)

    Maria & Andy
     
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    I would rather have my fingernails pulled out than go there again.
     
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    Bah Humbug - I hate "globalisation" :mad:

    It's ruining it for us travellers (n).
    Everywhere wants to be like everywhere else.
    I dispair at the tourists who eat in the hotel 'Italian' restaurant when in Thailand, or seek out the 'Irish Pub' in Rio...
    The English "Christmas Markets" are but a pale imitation of the real thing.
    If you can't get to Germany (Cologne (y)) then wait until you can.
    [/rant off]
     
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    Well even though many were trying to put us off going, we went.
    Foot passengers on the park and ride travel free.
    The Xmas market was busy but fantastic. yes things are expensive but you dont have to buy, the atmosphere is magical, the weather tried to spoil it but did not succeed.
    One thing not to be missed in Lincoln is the Lincoln Museum of life. So much crammed into a compact set of interesting buildings. Fabulous and free.
     
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    The video above gives a very good background to the Christmas Market business, worth a watch
     
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    We arrived in the area on Thursday afternoon, but gave the Lincoln Christmas Market a missl due to the weather. Friday morning saw us visit the Market, which was quite a pleasant expereience. Today, we gave it a miss due to the masses visiting.

    Home tomorrow. :)

    Cheers,

    Jock & Rita. :)
     
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