Winchester is a beautiful place at any time of the year, but at Christmas it's just next level lovely. Late November each year begins their Christmas Market (and ice skating rink) and it's always a must visit.
Less 'full of tat' than nearby Southampton Christmas Market, Winchester Christmas Market has plenty of local craft and business stalls - Winchester gin, handmade wreaths, painting, sculptures, cards, tasty treats and gift ideas galore.
Of course no trip to Winchester is complete without a visit to the Cathedral. We happened to arrive at 10.20am - just in time for the Crpyt tour where we saw the famous Anthony Gormley sculpture.
Elsewhere in Winchester the wreaths are out in full force! Merry Christmas!