Travel to and around Winchester is easy. Winchester lies surrounded by Hampshire’s countryside on the edge of the South Downs – within easy reach of the maritime cities of Southampton (13 miles) and
Portsmouth (30 miles) to the south and the New Forest 18 miles to the west.
London is also a short 55 minute train journey away for those that need easy
access to the city.
Start off with the Brooks area offering a selection of High Street ‘names’ alongside the bustling markets of Middle Brook Street. Visit the High Street,
with its wealth of Regency and Elizabethan bow-fronted shops and in The Square,
one of Winchester’s most attractive corners, where specialist shops jostle for attention with
quaint pubs and restaurants.
Food and Drink
Drawing on its rural resources, the ancient capital of England enjoys a growing
reputation for local produce and fine fare, endorsed by the size and popularity
of its thriving monthly farmers' market.
The Winchester District is home to a number of award-winning pubs and
restaurants, so once you've sampled the best of the city, be sure to follow
your tastebuds out into the surrounding villages for a complete gourmet
Known for its waterfront setting along the Solent inlet, the city of Southampton
is a modern and bustling place to visit, filled with huge shopping malls,
modern buildings and an interesting past. Due to its location, the city of
Southampton has gained considerable wealth from its past shipbuilding industry,
with a number of notable ships being built here over the years.
There are a number of varied attractions and places to visit in the surrounding
area, including the Beaulieu Motor Museum, Wickham Vineyard, Intech Science
Centre, The UK’s largest capacity digital Planetarium, Jane Austen’s 17th Century house and the fabulous Marwell Wildlife Park to name just a few.
A place of worship for over 900 years, Winchester's world-famous cathedral is as
remarkable for its hidden treasures as it is for its spectacular architecture.
The outskirts of the city very quickly open out onto the South Downs National
Park and a number of long-distance walking paths with plenty of welcoming
hostelries along the way.
Whether its a fast paced night out on the town or a quiet dinner with family or
friends Winchester has a fantastic selection of pubs, bars, clubs and
restaurants to suit all tastes and will help you relax into your evenings and
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