National Geographic crowns Edinburgh Christmas Market as ‘Best in Europe': 10 pics that show Edinburgh as a Winter Wonderland

The Edinburgh Christmas Market has been recognised as the ‘best in Europe’ by National Geographic, besting the likes of festive markets in Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne, and these 10 pictures show how Edinburgh earns its title as a Winter Wonderland.

National Geographic, the world-famous American geography magazine, recently published an article ranking the five best Christmas markets to visit by rail in Europe. It crowned Edinburgh the number one destination, seeing it overtake other markets in iconic locations like Paris and Brussels.

Of course, anyone who has visited the Christmas Market at East Princes Street Gardens knows very well that it is an incredible experience with festive treats and food stalls fitting for all ages. What’s more, according to Jim Dale, the founder of British Weather Services, Edinburgh has a 40% chance of having a white winter this year as snow could fall as early as November.

So, in celebration of Edinburgh Christmas market’s achievement here are 10 pictures that show just how much of a winter wonderland Scotland’s capital city “Auld Reekie” can be.