Our historic Border towns and cities look spectacular lit up in their festive finery. These three walks will help you forget the ravages of 2020 and get you into the Christmas spirit
In the run-up to Christmas, when darkness has descended by mid-afternoon, the country can be a bleak place. So in this bleakest of years, best to head for our towns and cities in this most magical of months.
No matter whether it’s a cold, clear night or the rain’s beating down, our streets are alight with colour and splendour right now. 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 festive feel.
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
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