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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Right in the heart of the Candover Valley is The Yard, a cafe offering a unique location for a coffee, food and curated special events.
The stunning chic converted barn, outdoor yard and friendly, relaxed atmosphere are just a couple of the reasons you’ll fall in love with the place.
I spent a morning tucking into savoury treats, sipping coffee and enjoying the sun as the farm’s resident swallows ducked and dived over my head.
Here’s why I’d urge you to travel into the centre of Hampshire to discover The Yard…
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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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