It’s the most wonderful time of the year… yes Christmas is on the horizon. To get you into the festive mood, how about checking out one of the many Christmas Markets that are popping up in towns and cities across the north of England?

Whether you want to stock up on cheeses and meats, meet some friends for gluhwein and hot chocolates, or pick up quirky gifts from the arts and crafts stalls, the Christmas Markets have something for everyone.

We’ve checked out what’s coming up and selected the best of the best for you, all easily accessible on a Northern train.