Looking for things to do in Winchester?
From the iconic King Alfred Statue to the 15th century Buttercross monument, the cobbled streets of the ex-capital of England is a jewel in Hampshire’s crown. Who doesn’t like a romantic, historic, pretty city to explore?
Much like it’s pretty stone carved counterparts Winchester offers all the charm of Oxford, Bath and Cambridge but with the benefit of being much smaller.
Don’t get me wrong, you’ll need your comfy walking shoes on but you’ll squeeze a fantastic amount of the city in just one day or weekend.
It’s also home to a thriving independent food and coffee scene too. Rather than trying to fit it all in one giant post, I’ll be following this up with a post all about the great restaurants and cafes in Winchester too, so keep an eye out for this.
Here’s your guide to fun, historic and cultural things to do in the city, all written from personal experience, to help you plan your next trip.
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Where to get real Christmas trees in Hampshire is your guide to finding the nearest place across the county to pick a real tree.
Going to get a tree and decorating it is one of the big markers that Christmas is just around the corner. It’s such an exciting time of the year and I love the tradition of picking the tree and the smell of a real fir in the house. It just makes Christmas!
Here’s a guide to help you find where to go around your neck of the woods…
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Winchester Walking Tours are a brilliant way to discover more about the city. Even if you’re a regular long term visitor, like me, it’s nice to know some of the history and stories behind the things you regularly pass by. It also showed me a couple of streets and things I never knew existed!
Here’s more details and why it’s a lovely activity to do…
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Experience Hampshire Museums from Home to curate your online adventures and offer some variety to your internet viewing. It’s time to put those viral sea shanties, cat and dance videos down!
I am very guilty of mindless scrolling but, even I have to admit perhaps I’ve watched those ‘Is it too much?’ dog videos yes, a little TOO MUCH!
If you blink and miss an hour or two on social media, here’s a few ways to use your time online a little differently.
A curated collection of online experiences which not only entertain but give your mind and soul some nourishment too.
And, these are all things you can do from the comfort of your own home completely for free.
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Up your ‘at home’ coffee game with this helpful directory of Independent Coffee Roasters in Hampshire!
We are incredibly lucky to have a thriving coffee roasting scene in the county, offering a fantastic range of single origin and blended coffees.
I’ve listed local roasters by area to help you easily find a new morning brew to try. And, all of them deliver straight to your door!
Let your journey into Hampshire coffee begin…
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With these Five Winter Walks in Hampshire you can stomp and yomp your way through the county’s stunning scenery.
These walks have brought me a lot of joy over the past year, and I hope they do you too.
Pull on those boots, stretch those legs and dust off those cobwebs to get those happy endorphins pumping!
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The Winchester Christmas Lights are a highlight in the Hampshire calendar every year.
If you live near and need to get in the Christmas spirit consider a winter walk around Winchester.
And, if you can’t get out for whatever reason, here’s a peek at the city’s festive lights…
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Winchester’s Nutcracker Trail has been put on by Winchester Business Improvement District (BID) and is a lovely way to see the Christmas lights.
Here’s everything you need to know about finding the nutcrackers and getting a good walk around Winchester…
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Discover Christmas Wreath Making Kits from Hampshire florists near you! Perfect for getting in the Christmas Spirit and holding on to those traditions in 2020.
Normally I make a wreath every year at a workshop but, it’s unclear if they can go ahead. I don’t want to miss out so a kit delivery is the perfect alternative, and might suit you too.
If you’re looking for a Wreath Making Kit from Hampshire, I’ve take the hard work out of the research and you can find a beautiful selection of kits across the county in this post. Take a look…
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The #KitForYourTrip Christmas Gift Guide 2020 is here to help you find the best and most useful travel products to gift.
Lots of these gift ideas will make great suggestions for avid travellers and people spending time outdoors. There’s nothing quite like a useful and thoughtful gift. Plus, all of these items can be found online, to make shopping in the middle of a pandemic that little bit easier.
Here’s some of my favourite bits of kit to inspire your gift giving this year.
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