Christmas is long gone, and we are well into January, but I still am reminiscing about the beautiful Christmas Market that I went to at the beginning of December in Winchester…
Mulled wine is my jam. Like a bee to honey, I manage to sniff out any mulled wine stall in the vicinity. The Christmas Market was full of mulled wine stands. I loved this one, with its beautiful, copper pot and the large ladles they used to stir it. The combination of the cinnamon and cloves puts me in a proper festive mood.
There were SO many stalls to choose from. I loved all of the handiwork people put out to display. One of the stands belonged to a Belorussian Convent. They had some of the most exquisite handmade items. When I saw that they had Matryoshki (Russian Nesting Dolls), I couldn’t resist buying one.
I love how instead of flowers, they were selling the seasonal holly and mistletoe! I don’t think I’ve ever seen live mistletoe before, as it’s always been a fake Christmas decoration.
Winchester, itself, is beautiful. It’s about 2 hours outside of London, and it used to be the old capital of England. Not only is it a choice place to shop around, but it also is home to some really interesting history and architecture.
Fun fat: That round thing on the wall is rumored to be the actual King Arthur’s Round Table.
The Great Hall is really old and really beautiful. It’s all that remains of the Winchester Castle which was built by William the Conquerer. The stained glass windows are really enchanting in the setting sunlight. The Hall was decorated for Christmas and made me even more excited for the festivities.
With my belly full of mulled wine, fancy cheeses, and sausages, and a bag full of gifts for friends (and myself), it was time to part ways with this beautiful city. Hopefully it won’t be for long!
One more place to visit with muy favourite girl :*January 17, 2018 at 9:20 pm
This post has made me miss Christmas so much! This looks so gorgeous!
Love, Amie ❤January 19, 2018 at 9:54 am
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Thanks Amie!January 19, 2018 at 7:36 pm
Awh, this looks like a lovely Christmas market. I’m yet to go to my first one! The little chalets are cute. And that’s so cool about the round table – I wonder if it’s true? Nice to think it is!January 19, 2018 at 10:49 am
I used to read books about King Arthur when I was younger and so I’d love it if it was true!January 19, 2018 at 7:37 pm
Ah I miss Christmas! Although I am so over winter and ready for spring now! Gorgeous photos!January 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm
I know! I am definitely ready for the warmer weather! I kind of wish I lived in a place where Christmas is warm!January 19, 2018 at 7:38 pm
I went to a similar one in Southampton in 2016 and it was awesome. Every time I walked past I felt so festive. The photos are spectacular, you really captured the festive spirit so well!
Amy | hookedonthemusic.comJanuary 19, 2018 at 8:56 pm
This place is so beautiful, I hope it’s there next year as I would travel to make the visit of it. It’s stunning. Thank you for sharing ??✨
With love, Alisha Valerie. xJanuary 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm
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This looks like such a lovely market! I love going to the Lincoln one every year, markets are such a lovely way to get into the festive spirit!January 20, 2018 at 10:20 pm