A Christmas extravaganza starts soon in Winchester so don’t miss out!

With wintery November just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about Christmas, and what better way to kick off the festive season than with a trip to Winchester’s most famous monument: its Cathedral. From the 4th of November until the 21st of December, its historic Inner Close will be lit up and decorated for its Christmas market, one of the finest in the country.

More than just a market, it’s a whole experience with a festive Food Court, a British Crafts Village, a Nativity scene, a Father Christmas ice cave grotto, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and even a real outdoor ice rink to get you into the Christmas mood. This Christmas extravaganza is open from 10am to 6pm on the above mentioned dates.

The Cathedral’s spectacular architecture, never fails to impress and it houses the longest medieval nave in Europe, the tombs of early English Kings as well as the tomb of writer Jane Austen, and the beautifully illustrated, large 12th century Winchester Bible, so your visit can be cultural too.

And you can take advantage of your trip to visit The Great Hall in the only remaining part of Winchester Castle, which is home to the legendary Round Table of King Arthur and his chivalrous knights.

So head for Hampshire for a great winter break that will delight the family! Visit visitwinchester.co.uk for more information.

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