Newcastle Continental Market

December 5, 2013

One thing I love about the run up to Christmas is the continental market that always visits the centre of Newcastle. It makes a nice trip to visit the market and stop and look at Fenwicks Christmas windows on the way home.

The market is always next to the monument, a selection of covered stalls under the shadow of Lord Grey atop his column. It mingles well with the old buildings and the new glass of the Eldon Square shopping centre.
Newcastle Christmas MarketNewcastle continental  market is always busy, a mixture of exotic foods, clothes and ornaments from all round the world. If you are hungry there is plenty of food to eat as you wander round. You can get noodles, paella or creamy chicken cooked in huge vats or maybe you fancy a hog roast. For the more adventurous there is a range of exotic meats being cooked. Maybe you would like a kangeroo or ostrich burger? You will find it all here.

Food at Newcastle Christmas MarketHow about a hog roast?

Newcastle Christmas Market Hog RoastThe stalls are bright and colourful as you walk past. There is all sorts of clothing on show. I found these colourful jumpers from Peru. You can also get a wide range of head wear from trapper hats to Russian military hats, very cosy in the cold.

Clothes at Newcastle Christmas MarketMaybe you are on the look out for some gourmet goodies for gifts or just to take home to eat. There is plenty to treat yourself to. French cheese, Italian biscuits, Turkish delight or other sweets.

Newcastle Christmas Market French CheeseMaybe you just fancy a selection of home made sweets or fudge. You will find something to tempt you even if you are determined not to spend.

Sweets at Newcastle Christmas MarketWe had great fun browsing and did not leave empty handed. I found some flavoured salt which I brought to try on salads. I also bought an incredibly clever scarf which can be used in a variety of ways from a hat to a hood to a beanie. It is a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. We also visited Newcastle Continental Market last year and hope it will be back next year.

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