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Valentines Day 2023

Jane Austen
Jane Austen

Couples celebrating Valentine’s will find plenty to make an Instagram worthy romantic album in Winchester this year. They can visit Winchester Cathedral to stand where The Crown’s actors took their vows as Charles and Diana. It’s also time to see if they can spot Winnie the Peregrine returning to her nest in search of her mate. Or Visit the Great Hall and remember King Arthur and his Guinivere.

Shop for an eclectic and unusual gift in one of Winchester’s Independent Boutiques and savour a hot chocolate or sweet pastry for a little Valentine’s indulgence.

Valentines can bask in a Sunset self-lead walk around the city and then return to Abbey Gardens in time to see The Enchanted Garden. The magical cascades of flower fairies and twinkling tunnels provides plenty of places to take that perfect picture to remind them of their special day.

If couples are still in the city when darkness has fallen there are dozens of pubs and eateries nearby to make the evening last.

Animal and nature lovers might prefer to spend their day in the countryside or discover our quaint and quirky Market Towns. Alternatively, admire the baby animals making an appearance at Marwell Zoo, which has developed quite a reputation as the place to ask a question that some partners might think is just right for on Valentine’s Day!