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The Best Christmas Shopping Cities in the UK

18 December 2013

The Best Christmas Shopping Cities in the UK

If you’re staying at one of our Days Inn hotels throughout the UK, and you’re looking to see what great shopping locations are nearby for little bit of last minute shopping for your family or yourself, we have provided a list of some of the UK’s most popular Christmas shopping destinations located near our accommodation. If you just happen to be in the area around the Christmas period, it may be worth a visit, we’ve listed our closest hotel locations.


Cardiff is a great city for shopping; there are a number of independent shops throughout Cardiff city centre and throughout the range of Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades in the area. Since an investment of over £650 million, the St. David’s Shopping centre in Cardiff has now become one of the most sought after place to go Christmas shopping. Cardiff is located a short 30 minute drive from our Magor hotel located near Newport.


Manchester is one of the largest cities in the UK and this is reflected in the expanse of the shops available in the city centre. The Arndale Centre is a large shopping complex which is one of the biggest in Europe and a big food court to complement the weary shoppers. The Manchester streets are littered with small independent and niche retailers selling a large range of items from vintage style clothing through to delicate Christmas gifts. Castlefield is an area that offer unique shops and a more sleek and stylish vibe. The city of Manchester is located approximately 1 hour car journey for our Chester Days Inn, public transport can be used from Chester centre.


Although between an hour and 90 minutes from our Tewkesbury Days Inn or Taunton accommodation, is the beautiful town of Bath. With a uniform Georgian architecture shared throughout the city even with the High Street shops, Bath is one of the most quintessential locations in the UK to carry out Christmas shopping. Bath’s side street offer a selection of stylish boutiques located on George Street, New Bond Street and Milsom Street with independent retailers in the area, with Christmas markets going on throughout December.

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