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A beautiful city to visit ❤️ Winchester in Hampshire 

May 31, 2017

Sometimes the city can get claustraphobic, especially in the hot weather. We crave open green fields, fresh air and historic cobbled streets.

A mere hour outside London by train is a beautifully quaint city full of amazing things to see and visit.

A brief history of Winchester –

Winchester is a city in the county of Hampshire, on the edge of England’s South Downs National Park. 

It’s known for medieval Winchester Cathedral, with its 17th-century Morley Library, the Winchester Bible and a Norman crypt. 

Nearby are the ruins of Wolvesey Castle and the Winchester City Mill, a working 18th-century corn mill. The Great Hall of Winchester Castle houses the medieval round table linked to King Arthur.

How to get there –

Getting to Winchester couldnt be easier. Simply get a South West train from Waterloo and you are there in 1hour. What is great is that the station is a 10minute walk from all the historic attractions amd the beautiful city centre, filled with shops and numerous cafes and restaurants.

Where to eat –

There are so many lovely restarants and cafes to choose from. All your brand names are there – Starbucks, Pret, Nero, Wagamamas, Prezzo & Zizzi. In addition Rick Stein has a restaurant there too.

Highlight of our visit –

Was of course seeing the wonderful Horrible Histories show at the Royal Winchester theatre.

For me visiting the resting place of one of my favourite authors – Jane Austen – who wrote Emma, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility – to name but a few. Was an amazing experience I will not forget.

All in all a fantastic day out with the kids! Find out more on the link below –


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  1. Eren permalink

    So beautiful

  2. Lesley permalink

    I also visited some years back; lovely place and ideal for an away day! x

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