Bruges Christmas Market

Mel

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I will be in Brugge if thats OK would like to drop in and put aface to a name.

Mel
 

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Always fancied a Christmas market trip, not used the van a lot this year and still pretty new to it really. The internet always shows excellent pictures of the European Christmas time, is it worth the trip, is it best for ferries from Dover, are the ferries pretty reliable

Is the shopping good
 
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Always fancied a Christmas market trip, not used the van a lot this year and still pretty new to it really. The internet always shows excellent pictures of the European Christmas time, is it worth the trip, is it best for ferries from Dover, are the ferries pretty reliable

Is the shopping good
It's not just about the shopping, the atmosphere is lovely and lots of markets are in cities that are wonderful to visit anyway. We love Bruges so that's where we're going. And of course there's the chocolate :winky:

We use the tunnel, not the ferries but unless the weather is really bad the ferries are reliable.
 
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The markets are worth a visit if you have never been. Bruges is close enough to the tunnel for a weekend trip and it is very festive with the markets, Ice rink etc plus the usual Bruges activities beer, chocolate, lace, waterways and the like.

As well as Camping Memling there is a Aire very close to town and next to the train station if you wanted to explore Brussels or Gent.
 

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Just seen this post we like the idea of going to a Xmas market for the weekend how far is the campsite from the market
 
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Just seen this post we like the idea of going to a Xmas market for the weekend how far is the campsite from the market
Its a 10 minute bus ride. The bus stop is a short walk from the campsite and it takes you right into the main market square and there is a garage on the corner of the road where you can buy 9 tickets for the price of 8 or something like that. The site is very helpful with information, they even have a printed instruction poster on the wall that you can photograph with you phone and take the info with you!
 

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Just seen this post we like the idea of going to a Xmas market for the weekend how far is the campsite from the market
Camping Memling is about a 30 - 40 minute walk away from the market.
There is a bus stop a short walk away from the site, the bus will take you into
the city centre.
The aire is a 15 minute walk away from the market.
 

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But not as much chocolate as Bruges :clap::clap::clap:
Yup, you've got me there.

Love Bruges but never bought chocolate there, how sad is that.

Bruges for us is hot sunny day, sat in the main square eating good food and people watching, going there in the winter does not appeal, hence might as well save a load of cash and go to Manchester.
 
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Yup, you've got me there.

Love Bruges but never bought chocolate there, how sad is that.

Bruges for us is hot sunny day, sat in the main square eating good food and people watching, going there in the winter does not appeal, hence might as well save a load of cash and go to Manchester.
But you can sit in the main square drinking hot chocolate or glugwein :clap::clap::clap:
 

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u can sit in a square in manchester and drink hot whiskey washed down with a pint of the black stuff
 
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