Visitors are urged to don their warmest hats and gloves before heading to Winchester’s Christmas Ice Rink, which runs from 22nd November to 6th January. As a means to experience an exhilarating skate against the magnificent backdrop of Winchester Cathedral, this is unsurpassed.

With an adjoining cafe offering additional stunning views of the cathedral, there’s fun to be had both on and off the ice. One hour sessions include free skate hire. The rink is surrounded by the traditional Christmas Market, with its high quality exhibitors and stall-holders, along with a bustling atmosphere. The market runs from 22nd November to 23rd December. For more information, go to: