Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market has been voted one of the best Christmas markets in Europe – and the best in the UK – following a public vote organised by European Best Destinations.

Twenty four ‘must-see’ Christmas Markets were included in the competition, including Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Tallinn and Gdansk. The results were announced last week after 10 days of online voting, with over 289,000 votes cast from 116 countries.

Winchester is ranked 14th with 6,472 votes, ahead of popular Christmas Markets including Bath and Cologne. It is the only UK Christmas Market to appear in the top 15 Christmas Markets in Europe. The winner of Best European Christmas Market 2020 is Budapest with 39,448 votes, succeeding Tallinn who won the title of Best Christmas Market in Europe 2019.