THE GRAND CHRISTMAS MARKET TOUR 2023

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WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS MARKET




On a dull, cold but dry day, we left Banbury stationSP4640 : Banbury station by Roy Hughes
bound for WinchesterSU4729 : Winchester station platform 2 by Roy HughesSU4729 : Winchester station by Roy Hughes


A brisk walk took us to the top of the High StreetSU4829 : High Street Winchester by Roy Hughespast the famous ButtercrossSU4829 : Christmas tree and Buttercross monument High Street Winchester by Roy Hughes

The market was taking place in the Cathedral groundsSU4829 : Winchester Cathedral by Roy Hughes

A number of stalls were set up in front of the beautiful West Front of the CathedralSU4829 : Stall at the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market by Roy Hughesand by the war memorialSU4829 : Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market outside the west front by Roy Hughes

The main event, however, was set in the Cathedral Close where all sorts of stalls were doing a brisk tradeSU4829 : Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market in Cathedral Close by Roy Hughesincluding hot mulled wineSU4829 : Hot mulled wine stall at the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market by Roy Hughesand wooden animal sculpturesSU4829 : Stag at the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market by Roy Hughes

There was a dedicated food areaSU4829 : Part of the food section at the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market by Roy Hughesand a Makers Market sectionSU4829 : The Makers Market at the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market by Roy Hughes

After a good look around we decided to make our way back to the City centre via a walk along the River Itchen passing a handsome half-timbered buildingSU4829 : Half-timbered building Winchester by Roy Hughes

We passed a mill race on the ItchenSU4828 : Mill race on the River Itchen, Winchester by Roy Hughes and houses on Cheesehill Terrace with an Itchen viewSU4828 : Cheesehill Terrace on the River Itchen, Winchester by Roy Hughes

Another mill-race on the ItchenSU4829 : Flour Mill on the River Itchen, Winchester by Roy Hughes and the famous King Alfred the Great statueSU4829 : Statue of King Alfred the Great, Winchester by Roy Hughes

On the way back to the High Street we saw the St John's Hospital AlmshousesSU4829 : St John's Hospital Almshouses, Winchester by Roy Hughes and impressive Town HallSU4829 : Winchester Town Hall by Roy Hughes

A walk up the festive High StreetSU4829 : High Street Winchester by Roy HughesSU4829 : Black & white building on High Street Winchester by Roy Hughes took us back to the station for our homeward journeySU4729 : Winchester station Platform 1 by Roy Hughes


A really first class Christmas market. A great range of stalls and set in the grounds of the magnificent Cathedral and with a high quality High Street as a bonus.

KML

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