Christmas lights walks

by Webmaster, 20th November 2018

Our historic Border towns and cities look spectacular lit up in their festive finery, and these three walks take in the best of the displays, to get you into the Christmas spirit

In the run-up to Christmas, when darkness has descended by mid-afternoon, our towns and cities become magical places.

No matter whether it’s a cold, clear night or the rain’s beating down, our streets are alight with colour and splendour. From giant Christmas trees in town squares to waving Santas and twinkling lights in our high streets, it’s a wonderful time to wander around and experience the hustle and bustle of the festive rush (so long as you’re not in a rush yourself, of course).

Shops get in on the act, too, with displays, grottos, gifts and a whole host of other temptations to lure you inside – all adding to the seasonal buzz.

ROUTE 1: Enjoy Hereford Cathedral lit up behind the River Wye

ROUTE 2: See castle remains and an ancient well with a gruesome legend in this Shropshire town

ROUTE 3: Get a bird’s eye view of Chester from the city walls


Route inaccessible? If you find that any of the routes featured on walesandborders.com has become inaccessible in any way, do let us know so we can alert the necessary authorities on your behalf. You can email the Web Editor at webeditor@borderpublishing.com

For the full feature on Christmas lights walks, see the December 2018 issue of Welsh Border Life. For back issues, click here.


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