Ad|PR The pop of a cork. Perfectly rectangle finger sandwiches. The smell of scones as you crack them open, still warm from the oven. Patisserie that looks like a piece of art. Savouring every bite. There’s just something about a really good afternoon tea that can’t be beaten.
And, there’s nothing quite like taking tea in a beautiful setting, with attentive, excellent service that lets all of the week’s stresses melt away.
Afternoon tea at Chewton Glen in the New Forest is just that, relaxed elegance in rural Dorset.
Find out more about this little slice of luxury, a quintessential part of British culture… timeless and classic.
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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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Your guide to all the Fireworks in Hampshire 2021 to help you plan your bonfire night celebrations this October and November.
From the sky being lit up to the smoky smells and toffee apple treats, there’s a beautiful warmth to this autumnal crowd pleasing event.
Here’s your round up to firework nights across Hampshire starting from late October.
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Where to pick your own pumpkins in Hampshire this Autumn? The countdown to Halloween is on!
I’ve taken my handy guide to the wonderful farms and fields across the county that I wrote in 2020 and updated it for 2021 with all the essential information you need to know where to go pumpkin picking…
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Winchester Discovery Centre and Library is an excellent Hampshire resource and one to put on your travel map. Why? The Gallery gets incredible national exhibitions and art shows that are well worth stopping by.
Recently they’ve had exhibitions from famous storyteller and illustrator Raymond Briggs, Bafta winning artist Jonny Hannah and international photographer Paul Joyce.
This is a great gem to keep an eye on as there’s usually something really interesting to go and see.
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Winchester City Museum curates the vast history of the city, once the capital of the UK. From Roman mosaics to Saxon and Victorian history, you’ll find out the key and varied events in Winchester’s history.
Great to add in to a morning or afternoon pottering around the city, take a look…
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St. Giles Hill offers breath-taking views of Winchester, literally and figuratively. The climb to the top is steep, it’s a lot of stairs but, totally worth it because of THAT view!
Tie this into a wider walk and you’ll see the city like never before, you’ll find everything you need to know in this post.
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The Westgate Museum in Winchester serves up glorious views and a slice of history. It’s small but leaves a big impact and is a great way to see a different side of the city.
Enter through the hidden side door and climb up the stone staircase for all to be revealed!
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Winchester’s Military Quarter is home to six military museums. BUT, I’d argue the real draw here is the beautifully romantic landscaped setting.
Looking for a hidden garden right off the high street? This is for you.
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Hampshire Day? Did you know that Hampshire has a day?
Don’t worry if you didn’t know that this was a *thing* and had never actually heard of it. Until recently, I hadn’t either!
Here’s a brief history to a day dedicated to the county of Hampshire.
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