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23-11-2012 : VISIT THE HUNGERFORD VICTORIAN EXTRAVAGANZA ON A CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY

Whilst on your Canal Boat Holiday on the Kennet And Avon Canal this December pop along to the Victorian Extravaganza in Hungerford.

After dark the town will come alive with steam engines, organs, side stalls, street entertainment, the big wheel and other fairground rides.

The vintage double decker buses will ferry people into the centre of town where a host of attractions can be enjoyed.

Soak up the atmosphere and smell the roasting chestnuts and you will feel like you have stepped back to a Victorian Christmas.

The shops will be open for Christmas shopping and their staff will be in Victorian dress, some giving out mulled wine and mince pies.

View the Grand Parade which will include steam engines, pipers, brass bands, street performers and, of course, Father Christmas.

If you want to rest a while pop into The Bear Inn which dates back as far as the 15th century.

This coaching inn is one of the most historic buildings in the town and is where ,during the Glorious Revolution, William of Orange was one of it's most famous guests and it was here that he was offered the Crown of England.

The Hungerford Arcade is a Christmas shoppers dream and a good place to have a wander and find yourself a bargain.

Next to the Courtyard is a shopping area bursting with shops and places to eat and drink.

The town is well know for it's hospitality and there are a number of fine pubs offering good food and real ale.

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