The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester is an Almshouse of Noble Poverty. It’s a church, once also a hospital but also a home to two orders of brothers.
It’s such a beautiful place, in a gorgeous setting, it’s no wonder it’s been used by a variety of production companies for filming. One of the most notable and recent was the television show Wolf Hall.
I didn’t know you could visit until one year I went to the Christmas market with my Aunt and discovered it.
Looking for somewhere new to visit? Discover The Hospital of St Cross…
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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Proudfoot & Co in Winchester is serving up drinks #ForTheBoldandCurious derived from foraged, fermented and barrel aged goods.
Owner Eoghan is an expert in all things botanical and foraged and a whizz at inventing, rediscovering and reinterpreting drinks to devour.
‘Life should be full of constant discovery’ is Proudfoot’s tag line, which I couldn’t agree more with. If you like something a bit different and want to discover something new then this one’s going to be right up your street.
I totally fell in love with this place, from the wildly knowledgable owner, the pretty interior and truly unique and incredible drinks…
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Taco Tuesday at Mi Cocina… OH HELLO, I’m there with bells on!
As a big fan of Taco Tuesday anyway, I am thrilled my favourite Mexican in Winchester has created a special menu for that one day each week.
Take a look at what the wonderful Mi Cocina team have cooked up…
*Ad – Gifted experience, no obligation to post. But, I BLOOMING LOVE IT, and I think you will too!
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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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The Grange takes my breath away. Words do not it justice, it is the most beautiful location tucked away in Northington, Alresford.
Find out why this is one of my favourite places in Hampshire.
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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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Grab a coffee from Flat Whites Coffee, a small but beautiful family run mobile pod serving up artisan coffee and home made cakes and food.
It’s just off Winchester’s main high street on Market Street leading towards the cathedral.
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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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