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The best holiday homes for Christmas in the UK

Switch the festive enchantment levels up for the holidays, and spend your Christmas in the United Kingdom this year for an irresistible joyful, cheery vacation. One of the most exciting things about a Christmas holiday in the UK is the range of festive events. A trip to the UK is definitely worth it during the Christmas holidays because there's so much more to experience. Witness the streets of London decorated with ornaments and elaborate seasonal displays, or visit the grand castles of Scotland adorned with Christmas decorations and stop by the many Christmas market stalls fragrant with the aroma of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. You can even go on an exclusive Harry Potter Christmas Studio Tour — Hogwarts in the Snow! So plan your Christmas holidays in the UK today and book your vacation accommodation in a wondeful Belvilla holiday for the ultimate experience.

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Visit Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland

Enjoy the ultimate Winter Wonderland experience in London's Hyde Park — one of the best things to do during a Christmas holiday in the UK. Rejuvenate the Christmas spirit with the large selection of festive entertainments and activities at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland 2022, set to be the most magical year yet as it celebrates 15 years of this wonderful tradition. Some of the top activities at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland include skating to live music in the UK's largest outdoor rink, so be sure to pack your ice skates! You can also marvel at the acrobatic wonders of a circus show and see the sparkling London lights from the Giant Observation Wheel. For children, the Magical Ice Kingdom is an entertaining attraction, equipped with a snow-tunnelled ice slide and the crystal carriage of the Ice Palace. There are also nine different roller coasters at the fairground for all you adrenaline junkies! And after your feet become sore from the day's activities, retreat to a relaxing Belvilla holiday home nearby and recharge for the next day.

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A colourful Christmas at Edinburgh Castle

Between November and December, Scotland's famous Edinburgh Castle lights up in a festive spectacle of colours — a sight you definitely don't want to miss on your Christmas holiday in the UK! Experience the Castle of Light - a Kingdom of Colours and enjoy one of Scotland's most iconic structures. The lighting installations and art visuals are outstanding, and there are also special activities for the young ones, such as finding hidden treasures in the castle with Rex and his friends — exciting, right? This year the Castle of Light will host an all-new and expanded visual art show where magical projections dance from castle walls — a perfect opportunity to take loads of memorable and 'instagrammable' photographs basked in a kaleidoscope of colours. So plan a visit to Edinburgh Castle during your Christmas holidays, and stay in a gorgeous, nearby Belvilla holiday home — an assurance of comfort and relaxation.

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Take an exclusive Christmas tour on the Harry Potter set!

What better time to visit the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio than during the Christmas season? The London Studio Tour is an unforgettable experience - the wizarding world in full festive cheer, celebrating the magical season with Hogwarts in the Snow! The tour includes walking through the Great Hall, lined with Christmas trees and a replica feast laid out on the table. You also get to experience the magic of the Yule Ball, as shown in the Christmas scenes of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Exciting for both Potterheads and festive season holiday tourists alike, the tour includes special effects like the roaring fire in the fireplace and several famous locations such as the Gryffindor Common Room, the Boys' Dormitory and the snow-capped Diagon Alley — all with a special wintry touch! Make sure to book your stay in a nearby Belvilla holiday home for the utmost comfort and convenience.

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Scotland Christmas Market fun

The Scottish capital is world-famous for its Christmas celebrations and festive activities. That's why a trip to the Christmas Market in East Princes Street Gardens should definitely be on your list when celebrating your Christmas holidays in the UK! Between November and early January, East Princes Street Gardens completely transforms into an enchanting Christmas wonderland. From mulled wine to wintery treats, from Harry potter themed gifts to local handmade items, the stunning Christmas market has something for all. Experience Santa Land and Santa's Grotto and rides for people of all ages. Enjoy the Night Walk, which offers a multisensory tour of Edinburgh's past and present and marvel at the young artists showcasing their work in Winter Windows. End your experience with tasty nibbles and treats at the wide selection of Christmas stalls, and head to a superb Belvilla holiday home for the night. Belvilla guarantees a comfortable and relaxing stay at its holiday homes scattered throughout the UK, so book your stay today!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas holidays in the UK
How many holiday homes does Belvilla have in Europe?

Belvilla has over 40,000 holiday homes all over Europe.

What should I pack for a winter holiday in the UK?

The UK experiences cold winters, but that doesn't have to put a damper on your trip. If you bring the proper clothing and accessories, you won't even notice the cold! We recommend packing a good waterproof jacket, sturdy walking shoes, hats and gloves. Multiple layers of clothes are perfect for keeping toasty and can easily be discarded if the weather warms.

What type of holiday homes does Belvilla have?

Belvilla boasts a wide selection of holiday homes, differing in facilities, locations and even heritage. You can browse through the different categories and choose your stay according to your preference and budget.

Are Belvilla's holiday home facilities and amenities customisable?

Yes, you can customise and select your holiday home requirements and the features you want to include by ticking the boxes on the left side of our website's landing page.

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