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They’re two of the country’s best-known Christmas markets, but Lincoln and York regularly attract comment for their high coach parking charges. Coach tourism specialist Stuart Render takes a look at what the arrangements are and whether the charges are justified

In Bath, coach parking for the Christmas Market is £1 per coach seat. VISIT BATH


Christmas markets have had their day. Well, they have if you believe some reports in the national press. It’s not altogether surprising. Traipsing around the serried ranks of identical wooden chalets, the aroma of Glühwein permeating the air, and a suspicion that the ‘authentic’ hand-made wooden houses have probably been made in a lock-up round the back of the railway station, might very well have you looking elsewhere for your festive itinerary. […]

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