Top UK Spots To Show Off Your Luxury Cashmere This Winter
Winter is just around the corner, and this is the perfect season to wrap yourself up in your best fur-trimmed cashmere shawl and explore the wonders that the UK has to offer. Here are some suggestions for getting out and about as you shop for Christmas presents or just take in the festive atmosphere of some favourite winter destinations.
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile never fails to charm, and it is particularly delightful at this time of year. It runs through the heart of the Old Town between the imposing Arthur’s Seat and the splendour of Edinburgh Castle. The cobblestone streets and towering tenements are punctuated with traditional shops, pubs, and cafes.
Just a short step away at this time of year are the Christmas Markets, which run from 23 November to 3 January. The perfect chance to pick up some fine Scotch whisky or an item of tartan knitwear to tick a few presents off your shopping list. There’s even an ice rink and funfair to keep the little ones entertained as well, so wrap up warm with gloves and hats.
Bath is a city with a unique atmosphere at any time of the year, but it is especially characterful as we approach Christmas. Immerse yourself in fine examples of Regency architecture as you visit the Royal Crescent and the Regency Rooms that were once attended by Jane Austen.
The city of Bath is the only UK city to be a designated World Heritage Site, and the jewel in the crown is of course the Roman Baths which are heated by natural thermal springs. You can even enjoy bathing at the updated 21st century version at the Thermae Bath Spa. Just remember to bring a cosy scarf to wear as you reemerge into the winter chill…
The Lake District
The spectacular mountains and meres of North West England are at their most beautiful with autumnal colours of gold, red and russet and the first dusting of snow on the hilltops. There are also dozens of attractive villages and towns where you can enjoy cosy fireside pub meals and pick up unique handcrafted gifts.
This not to mention all the beautiful walks that are right on the doorstep. Tog up in your warmest woollen accessories and stride out over hill and down dale, following in the footsteps of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and countless other writers and artists who have been inspired by this wonderous region.
Betws y Coed, North Wales
This charming riverside town in the heart of Snowdonia is a firmly established tourist favourite. It not only has a beautiful location with access to the delightful forests, rivers, and mountains, but there is a great choice of shops and restaurants as well.
Stock up on seasonal goods or just relish the opportunity to take in the celebrated scenery of North Wales, staying warm and cosy in cashmere knits.