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Winchester

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Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. The city lies at the heart of the wider City of Winchester, a local government district, and is located at the western end of the South Downs National Park, along the course of the River Itchen. It is situated 61mi south-west of London and 13.6mi from Southampton, its closest city. At the time of the 2011 Census, Winchester had a population of 45,184. The wider City of Winchester district which includes towns such as Alresford and Bishop's Waltham has a population of 116,800.Winchester developed from the Roman town of Venta Belgarum, which in turn developed from an Iron Age oppidum. Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the distinction of having the longest nave and overall length of all Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The city is home to the University of Winchester and Winchester College, the oldest public school in the United Kingdom still using its original buildings.
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Winchester Cathedral ©
Church
Winchester Cathedral
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hampshire Wine School
Wine Tour / Tasting
Hampshire Wine School
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
The Great Hall ©
Castle
The Great Hall
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Hospital of St Cross ©
Historic Site
Hospital of St Cross
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Winchester

Stonehenge ©
World heritage site
Stonehenge Amesbury
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Paultons Park ©
Theme Park
Paultons Park Romsey
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Zoo
Hawk Conservancy Trust Weyhill
4.9
Duration: 6 hours
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Military Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Portsmouth
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Winchester

Winchester College ©
Educational Site
Winchester College
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
South Downs Way ©
National Park
South Downs Way
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
St Giles Hill
Outdoor Activity
St Giles Hill
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum ©
Military Museum
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Winchester

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The Winchester Studio & Gallery ©
Art Gallery
The Winchester Studio & Gallery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
The Gurkha Museum ©
Military Museum
The Gurkha Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Winchester’s Military Museums ©
Military Museum
Winchester’s Military Museums
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Winchester City Museum ©
History Museum
Winchester City Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Winchester

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The Weirs Winchester
Historic Walking Area
The Weirs Winchester
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Saint Lawrence Church
Religious Site
Saint Lawrence Church
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
St.-Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church ©
Church
St.-Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Old Church of St Mary the Virgin ©
Church
Old Church of St Mary the Virgin
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Winchester

Marwell Zoo ©
Zoo
Marwell Zoo
3.7
Duration: 4 hours
Winchester Science Centre ©
Observatory
Winchester Science Centre
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Blackwood Forest
Wildlife Area
Blackwood Forest
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

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