Just off the high street you can walk a loop and discover the Winchester Water Meadows.
It’s an easy walk that follows the River Itchen and leads to some of the best hidden parts of the city. The walk takes in part of the South Downs Way, the Clarendon Way, Wolvesey Castle, the Hospital of St. Cross, the Itchen Navigation path, St. Catherine’s Hill.
The water meadows inspired Keats to write ‘To Autumn’, you know the one, imagine this in a rather loud and grandiose overly dramatic style… “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”
With such a beautiful landscape on display you can see why he was motivated to write such pretty verse.
Get a slice of quintessential English countryside, history and explore Winchester in a totally new way.
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Just a five minute walk off Winchester High Street will have you at the ruins of Wolvesey Castle.
This English Heritage attraction is free to enter and worth exploring when the weather is fair.
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Discover Winchester City Mill, a National Trust property and a hidden gem in the heart of the city.
If you’re looking for something to do for an hour the mill shows a complete different side to the city. Make your next visit to Winchester a little bit different.
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The Great Hall in Winchester is home to one of the greatest symbols of medieval mythology…King Arthur’s Round Table!
Surrounded by the remains of Winchester Castle, built by William the Conquerer no less, it is an iconic piece of the city that’s tucked away at the top of the high street.
It’s definitely another tick off the bucket list for me and I am so glad I found it, I’m not a big history buff but, King Arthur’s table is seriously impressive!
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A day date to Hinton Ampner was everything I needed to embrace all the festive feels this winter!
Classic childhood tales were brought to life through decorated Christmas scenes in each room of the elegant country manor house based in the heart of Hampshire.
Here’s a few snaps of the beautiful rooms and stories from the day…
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In the crazy countdown to Christmas every weekend in the lead up was fully booked and this year’s annual trip to the Winchester Christmas Market was in jeopardy!
It always makes me feel festive and as it’s so close to home and I was gutted at the thought of missing out on it.
Spontaneity struck and Friday night after work I picked up Henry and surprised him with a visit in the evening.
Take a look at how stunning the market is as night…
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It’s well known that Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is one of the best, regularly getting featured in top 10 festive markets guides nationally and internationally.
I go every year and it always helps kick start the festive spirit, take a look at this magical market…
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