Top 5 Attractions in Winchester England

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Top 5 Attractions in Winchester England

  1. Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest in Europe

Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe, nestled at the heart of historic Winchester. It has been a place of worship and welcome for over 900 years and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain. Step inside to marvel at the longest medieval Nave in Europe, admire stunning architecture and encounter priceless treasures including the 12th-century Winchester Bible. Winchester Cathedral is the resting place of Saxon royalty and Jane Austen, the much-loved English novelist. Don’t miss the new exhibition Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation which takes visitors through 1,000 years of history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. One of the best ways to explore is with a guided tour, available from 10am – 3pm Monday to Saturday. After your visit, take time to enjoy delicious home-cooked food in the Cathedral Refectory with its medieval walled garden or browse the Cathedral Shop for souvenirs and exclusive gifts.

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Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest in Europe

2. The Great Hall in Winchester

The Great Hall is one of the finest surviving medieval aisled halls of the 13th century and is all that remains of Winchester Castle. The Great Hall is open daily to the public offering a unique historical experience and the chance to see the greatest symbol of medieval mythology: King Arthur’s Round Table. Visitors can also see Queen Eleanor’s garden, a recreation of an enclosed medieval garden, providing an injection of nature. Our knowledgeable custodians offer guided tours to unlock the historical journey of the Great Hall and Winchester castle at 11:00 and 15:00. Entry charges apply, please visit our website for further details.
The Castle Castle AvenueWinchester SO23 8UJ, England +44 1962 846476

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3. The Winchester City Mill

Winchester City Mill is a working watermill dating back to at least Saxon times; now fully restored by the National Trust, the City Mill is probably the oldest working watermill in the UK. Inside visitors can discover more about the mill’s long and fascinating history as well as see the mill in action and learn how we produce traditional stone-ground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. Our team of volunteer millers provide flour milling demonstrations every Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesdays during the summer months. The City Mill is also home to a wide variety of wildlife including kingfishers, grey wagtails, wild trout, water voles and even otters which can be viewed from our on-site observation cameras.

 

 

4. Hospital of St Cross

Grade I listed buildings dating from 1132 and is home to 25 Brothers.

History and hospitality in a serene and picturesque setting. The Hospital of St Cross is a beautiful group of Grade I listed buildings dating from 1132 and is home to 25 Brothers.

Visitors can admire the medieval architecture, absorb the quiet calm in the fine transitional Norman church, explore the beautiful flower gardens and explore the Wayfarer’s Dole which is a small beaker of beer and a morsel of bread.

The gift shop is open throughout the year, selling a selection of high quality goods from the Porter’s Lodge. Tea Rooms in the medieval Hundred Men’s Hall are open to serve refreshments from 1st April to 31st October.

St Cross is an easy walk along the river, 20 minutes from the city centre.

St. Cross Hospital St. Cross RoadWinchester SO23 9SD, England +44 1962 851375

5.South Downs Way

Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne. If you’re looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the 100 miles of the South Downs Way awaits you.

 

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