Winchester is famed for its unique shopping atmosphere and at Christmas time, with the lights twinkling overhead, it comes into its own.
A refreshing blend of independent shops, big-name retailers, department stores and regular street markets, there’s a real possibility to crack the Christmas shopping list in one entirely pleasant experience. Don't forget to round off your trip with a visit to this year’s Cathedral Christmas Market for that extra special experience.
Get your copy of the Christmas in Winchester Guide 2012 by calling Winchester Tourist Information Centre on 01962 840 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or view it online.
For an easy ride to the city centre just hop on the Park & Ride.
A local souvenir
Make a beeline for the tourist information centre to browse some of the exclusive Christmas gifts made by local artists and craftspeople - jewellery, Christmas decorations and stoneware pottery are just some of the beautiful items on offer. You can also buy other souvenirs to remind you of your visit to Winchester including Winchester hoodies to keep you warm and cosy this Christmas and Winchester bags.
Christmas shopping in a charming market town
The picturesque market towns of Bishop's Waltham, Wickham and Alresford boast a tempting array of specialist independent shops alongside plenty of cosy tea rooms and country pubs with roaring log fires - an ideal stop off in between shops.
Find out more about shopping in Winchester and the surrounding area by visiting the shopping pages on our official tourism site or ownload our Speciality Shopping in Winchester leaflet