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Winchester, England 72-Hour Vacation


Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Winchester.

WHAT TO SEE & DO — WINCHESTER ATTRACTIONS


SIGHTSEEING




Fishing Breaks Ltd.

The Mill
Heathman St.
Nether Wallop
Stockbridge, SO20 8EW
01264-781988
www.fishingbreaks.co.uk
Experts give lessons in fly fishing on all the major rivers, streams and lakes in this world-famous area, from brief courses for beginners to overnight packages for the experienced fisherman.

The Hospital of St. Cross
The Hospital of St. Cross

The Hospital of St. Cross
St. Cross Rd.
Winchester SO23 9SD
01962-851375
www.stcrosshospital.co.uk
A delightful walk beside a quietly running stream takes you across the fields to this ancient institution founded in 1132. Visitors can look at the gardens, some of the buildings and receive the Wayfarer's Dole—a piece of white bread and a cup of beer obtained by knocking at the door of the Porters Lodge.

Jane Austen's House
Chawton
Alton
Hampshire GU34 1SD
01420-83262
www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk
Jane Austen lived for many years in Chawton, near Steventon where she was born. The small house has items connected with the great author and her family, such as the table where she wrote her novels, her jewelry, furniture and books.

Marwell Zoological Park
Colden Common
Winchester
Hants SO21 1JH
01962-777407
www.marwell.org.uk
Located in 100 acres of Hampshire countryside, the zoo is delightful and dedicated to the conservation of rare species. It is well-landscaped and laid out and has over 200 different species of animals.

Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line
The Railway Station
Alresford
Hampshire SO24 9JG
01962-733810
www.watercressline.co.uk
Real, original steam trains pull the old carriages through the countryside between Alresford and Alton, passing preserved stations and signal boxes. Special events are held throughout the year.

Winchester College
Winchester College

Peninsula Barracks
Romsey Rd.
Winchester SO23 8TS
www.winchestermilitarymuseums.co.uk
The former large army barracks contain six military museums and a visitor center. Museums include those dedicated to the Royal Green Jackets, Adjutant General's Corps, the Gurkha, the Light Infantry, the Royal Hampshire Regiment, plus Horsepower: the Museum of the King's Royal Hussars. This is a must for anyone interested in military history and the army.

Winchester Castle and The Great Hall
Castle Avenue
Winchester
Hampshire SO23 8PJ
01962-846476
www.hants.gov.uk
The Great Hall, one of the most magnificent in medieval England, is a vast, stone building with stained-glass windows and a judges' gallery. The main attraction is the Round Table, dated to the 13th or early 14th century, which was once thought to belong to King Arthur.

Winchester Cathedral
1
The Close
Winchester
Hampshire SO23 9LS
01962-857251
www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk
One of Britain's greatest churches enthrals visitors from the moment they set foot inside. It's packed with interest and treasures, from the medieval chantry chapels to the illuminated manuscripts of the Winchester Bible. Tours of the cathedral, tower and crypt are available.

Winchester College
7 College St.
Winchester S023 9NA
01962-6212100
www.winchestercollege.co.uk
Founded in 1382, Winchester College offers a behind-the-scenes look at Britain's oldest private school, known worldwide for its scholarshisp. One-hour tours take you through the beautiful grounds and into various buildings.

SHOPPING




Cadogan & James
31a The Square
Winchester
Hampshire SO23 9EZ
01962-840805

The Winchester Bookshop
10a St. Georges St.
Winchester
Hampshire SO23 8BG
01962-855630

RESOURCES





Tourist Information Centre
Winchester Guildhall
High Street
Winchester
Hampshire SO23 9GH
44-01962-840500
www.visitwinchester.co.uk

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