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Vibrant. Ancient. Cultured.


Contents Welcome to Winchester3 Practical advice on visiting Winchester

South Downs National Park58 (Hampshire area)

England’s ancient capital10

Where to stay71–85

Your guide to discovering the city’s heritage

Character cottages, country house hotels, imposing town houses and converted barns – Winchester’s accommodation portfolio has it all.

Children at heart20 Family attractions and things to do

A spot of shopping25 Where to shop and what to buy

A feast of food31 Local produce and eating out

Festivals in Winchester43 Arts, events, entertainment and details of the district’s big celebration

Choose from the following categories and rest assured – we require all properties listed to be quality assessed for your peace of mind.

Hotels76 City guest accommodation78 Countryside guest accommodation82 Self catering83 Campus accommodation85

Events in Winchester47

Maps87

A Winchester life48

Find your way around Winchester and the district

A day in the life of Ben Ward, Head of Operations at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Jane Austen 200

Explore the heart of Hampshire50 Countryside, market towns, National Parks and Hampshire’s coastline

‘Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.’ JANE AUSTEN

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Welcome to Winchester The perfect English city on the edge of the South Downs National Park, Winchester is England’s ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Today Winchester combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside. One hour from London, this is England as it used to be. But don’t take our word for it. Read on, be inspired, come and see for yourself.

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My view: Dan Snow ‘Winchester is history’s HQ.’

How to find us Location: Winchester is near to the maritime cities of Southampton (13 miles) and Portsmouth (30 miles) to the south, and the New Forest (18 miles) to the west. Rail: Winchester is just under an hour by direct train from London Waterloo. Trains depart regularly from Basingstoke, Portsmouth and Southampton. Ferry: Winchester is a 40-minute drive from Portsmouth’s ferry port. Cruise: Winchester is 20 minutes by road from Southampton’s cruise terminals. Air: Winchester is just 15 minutes by road or rail from Southampton Airport. London Heathrow is 50 miles away and London Gatwick 72 miles away. Coach: There are regular coach services from London, Heathrow and Oxford.

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Tourist information Post Winchester Tourist Information Centre (TIC), Winchester Guildhall High Street, Winchester SO23 9GH Tel 01962 840 500 (an answering service operates out of hours) Fax 01962 850 348 Email tourism@winchester.gov.uk Web visitwinchester.co.uk

Opening times May to September: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday and Bank Holidays 11am to 4pm October to April: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Closed between Christmas and New Year Conference Winchester, Cruise & Group Travel Desk Tel: 01962 840 500

Parking made easy Winchester is an historic city which was not built with the motor car in mind. But if you follow our recommendations, parking can be easy and inexpensive. Look out for seasonal discounts and extended Park & Ride services during holiday seasons.

Other useful contacts

Park & Ride (P&R): There are extensive P&R facilities located just

Southampton Airport: 0844 481 7777 – southamptonairport.com

M3 junctions 9, 10 and 11. Buses run at least every 15 minutes from

National Rail: 03457 484 950 – nationalrail.co.uk

off M3, J10 and J11. The P&R sites are fully accessible and signed from 7am to 6.30pm. £3 per day, off-peak charge of just £2.50 per day is available to visitors arriving after 10.30am Monday –Friday, includes

National Express: 08717 818 181 – nationalexpress.com

unlimited free travel on P&R buses for all car passengers. No service

National Traveline: 0871 200 22 33 – traveline.info

on Sundays or public holidays when parking is free in some areas of

Cruise Southampton: cruisesouthampton.com My Journey Hampshire: myjourneyhampshire.com

Winchester city centre.

Car parks: Long stay car parks in Chesil Street, Worthy Lane and Tower Street. Central car parks are limited to four hours and frequently busy with shoppers. Most car parks are pay and display.

RingGo Park and Ride Phone Parking Payments: Several car parks have the option for customers to use PayByPhone for

Hoppa service: For a small charge, Park & Ride buses also provide a Hoppa Service following a circular route around the city. Consult our access and parking map on page 87 for main stops.

parking payment. You can simply use your mobile phone to pay and the parking fee is charged to your credit or debit card. For more information visit winchester.gov.uk

Parking for visitors with disabilities: Special bays in all city car parks, although parking charges apply in some. Disabled blue badge holders may also park in residents’ parking bays.

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Parking for larger vehicles: Spaces for motorhomes at St Catherine P&R site. Caravans, coaches and longer vehicles can be parked during the day at Worthy Lane Car Park.


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Getting around Bike loan: Winchester’s ‘Bikeabout’ scheme offers a daily bike hire or yearly loan option for visitors and residents to explore the city and surrounding area. Contact the tourist information centre for more details.

Cycling news! Winchester is a small city with lots of places of interest within

set out from the King Alfred statue and cycle using a special cycling and walking friendly route along the Hockley Viaduct to link to the National Cycle Network that takes you all the way to Southampton and the Isle of Wight. Check out the Viaduct Way leaflet for more information. winchester.gov.uk/ Hockley Viaduc

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roads-highways/cycling-and-cycle-routes/ 1891 – the LSWR, engineer WL Galbraith, built the Hockley Viaduct.

It was constructed of concrete and brickwork arches and parapets. Consisting of 33 arches, it is over 600 metres long and 12 metres high.

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Bus Services The main bus operator in Winchester is Stagecoach although other operators do serve the city. Please visit the operators’ websites for the most up to date timetables routes, and any other information: Stagecoach in Hampshire Tel: 03451 210 190 No. 5 Stagecoach Bus Times – At least every 10 minutes (from 8am until 5pm) Service stops – Winchester Bus Station, City Road Crossroads, Train Station, Royal Hampshire County Hospital and terminating at Badger Farm. Bluestar Buses Tel: 02380 231 950 Routes from Winchester to Southampton and Eastleigh

Taxis Wessex Cars: 01962 877 749 Wintax Cars: 01962 878 727

Taxi ranks can be found in the Broadway (outside the Guildhall), Silver Hill (beside Sainsbury’s) and at the train station.

Find out more ... Parking Office 01962 848 346 winchester.gov.uk Local buses 03451 210 190 stagecoachbus.com

Meet a Visit Winchester Greeter:

Train Services

Book a ‘Visit Winchester’ volunteer greeter for a personal welcome to the city – for free.

London with regular services every day.

To find out more see visitwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 840 500.

Winchester is just one hour from There are also easy train links to Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole and Basingstoke, connecting you to anywhere you want to go.

Shopmobility: Manual and powered wheelchairs and battery-powered scooters are available for hire by anyone with mobility difficulties. Book in advance on 01962 842 626, email winchestershopmobility@cfirst.org.uk Consult the access and parking map on page 87 in this guide for further information or call the Winchester City Council Parking Office. Winchester is a compact city but has some pavements and kerbs best avoided by wheelchair and mobility scooter users. An accessible Visitor Trail is available to help you navigate the city using and accessible route.

Long distance walks If you enjoy walking why not explore some of the long distance footpaths that start or pass through Winchester: Clarendon Way: Winchester to Salisbury (26 miles) The Pilgrims Trail: Winchester to Portsmouth (30 miles) St Swithun’s Way: Winchester to Farnham (34 miles) South Downs Way: Winchester to Eastbourne (100 miles) Contact the tourist information centre for more information or to purchase publications on these walks.

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Visit Winchester’s tourism website – visitwinchester.co.uk – is the official online source of tourist and accommodation information for the Winchester district. We have special interest websites, films and social networking sites to make it even easier to find out more about what Winchester and the surrounding area has to offer you...

Check out the Visit Winchester website to find out more about what the Hampshire area of the South Downs National Park has to offer, with information on walks, places to eat, accommodation and attractions (see page 58)

See our films on youtube.com/VisitWinchester

Visit Winchester: Attractions Showcases some of the unmissable attractions that the Winchester district has to offer.

Christmas is here See why 350,000 people come to the city for a spot of atmospheric retail therapy, festivalsinwinchester.co.uk

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Christmas market and ice rink.

ice skating, concerts and services in the cathedral and a vast array of eateries.

Festivals in Winchester A snapshot of Winchester’s many festivals.

Winchester’s Nightlife See why the city was awarded a purple flag for its safe, vibrant nightlife.

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Explore Winchester

Explore the heart of Hampshire

The ready-made trail leaflets below are available to pick up from Winchester Tourist Information Centre.

Start your exploration of the countryside surrounding Winchester with the following pocket guides for details of places to visit, country pubs, tea rooms, shopping and beautiful walks:

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HorsePower (Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars) The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum The Gurkha Museum The Adjutant General’s Corps Museum

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15 Victoria Cross medals are currently on display in Winchester Military Museums. Further medals of Wintonians who have been awarded this honour are also on display in the Imperial War Museum.

The city offered the site of the castle to Charles II who paid his first known visit in 1682. A scheme was developed for a park and a ‘noble Palace, sufficient like Windsor, for a summer residence for the whole Court’. Construction of the palace, Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and influenced by Versailles, began in 1683 but ended on the death of Charles in 1685. ‘The King’s House’, little more than a carcass of a house, served as a prison for 5,000 French soldiers during the Seven Years’ War from 1757 to 1764 and from 1778 to 1785 during the American War of Independence. From 1792 to 1796 it was home to refugee clergy from Revolutionary France before becoming an army barrack in same year. The King’s House was eventually destroyed by fire on the night of 19th December 1894. Some parts of Wren’s palace were reused in the replacement building which was ready for the army by 1904 and later renamed Peninsula Barracks, see 7b The army remained in occupation up to 1983.

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John Keats reflects on Winchester in 1819

The English Romantic poet, John Keats, stayed in Winchester © Alresford Chamber of Commerce 2014. during the late summer and early autumn of 1819. Despite Produced by CARBON DESiGN company www.carbon.uk.com and imarketyourbusiness.co.uk 01588 660175. being tormented by his love for Fanny Brawne Published and ill-health, in partnership with Winchester City Council and New Alresford Town Council. All details believed to be correct at the time of publication, but no responsibility can be taken his visit to the city seems to have been a peaceful, reflective for errors or omissions or subsequent alterations. Editorial photography courtesy and copyright of Roy Gentry, Joe Low and Winchester City Council. interlude in his troubled life.

And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue; Encompassing St Giles Thechoir Weirs Abbey Then in aHill, wailful theand small gnats Gardens, mourn thethe river-sallows, borne aloft the walk passesAmong some of city’s oldest buildings and most exquisite scenes.Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; Hedge-crickets sing; and will now delight with treble soft time The walk is a photographer’s joy and at any The redbreast whistles from garden-croft; of the day, however, the panoramic viewaof the city from St And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

Keats enjoyed a daily walk though the Cathedral Close and water meadows to St Cross. He was so inspired by the natural beauty of Winchester that, on Sunday 19 September 1819, he penned his ode To Autumn on his return.

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The area has changed little since Keats visited, medieval buildings still ‘mixed up with trees’ and the Itchen still ’most beautifully clear’. Read on and take the walk yourself…

Giles Hill is arguably at its best as the sun sets.

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St Cross If you would like this leaflet in a larger format Hospital please contact the tourist information centre on A detailed map of Winchester city centre is available 01962 840 500 or e-mail tourism@winchester.gov.uk

Winchester College’s cricketing legacy The history of cricket in the city of Winchester closely mirrors the changes in its evolution. At the time that Robert Matthew wrote his poem in 1647 which refers to Winchester’s College pupils playing on St Catherine’s Hill, it was a casual sport played by boys.

teams: it is recorded that in 1774 Winchester refused to allow Bishop’s Waltham to finish a match on Twyford Down although only six runs were needed. Rather than throw the match away, the Waltham players stayed overnight and subsequently warned other teams against playing such unreasonable opponents.

Venta Belgarum was founded around AD70 with earth and timber defences. In the late 2nd century the defences were rebuilt with a new earthen bank and ditch that, for the first time, fully enclosed the urban area. The ramparts were strengthened in the early 3rd century with a masonry wall about 3m thick. The succession of defences can be seen in the model in the City Museum . The same line of the walls continued to be followed up to the 18th century when great lengths of the walls were demolished. The short lengths that survive are mainly post-Roman though the fragment behind the grill in the weirs is part of the core of the Roman wall.

Now a museum, the Westgate was built to be one of the defensible gateways in Winchester’s city walls, first established by the Romans in the first century AD. The line of the walls remained unaltered throughout later times and, though the Westgate’s present structure is medieval and dates mainly from the 12th to 14th centuries, it is thought to stand on the site of the earlier Roman gate. The west wall was entirely rebuilt in the 14th century when a whole series of new defences was added in view of a possible invasion from France. The works included a portcullis, machicolations, gun ports and possibly a drawbridge. The two inverted keyhole gunports, intended for primitive hand cannons, are amongst the earliest pieces of architectural evidence for the use of artillery in this country. The Westgate is open weekends in the afternoon between February and October.

Further information Winchester Tourist information centre, Guildhall, High Street, Winchester Hampshire SO23 9GH. Tel: 01962 840 500 | Fax: 01962 850 348 Email: tourism@winchester.gov.uk | www.visitwinchester.co.uk www.alresford.org | www.alresfordchamber.co.uk | There are also visitor information points at Alresford Station car park, Perins Community School car park and at both bus stops on West Street.

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Bishop Ken, a scholar of the college, recorded that he was fond of the game when he was a boy in the 1650s and 60s. In 1845, a college team was reputed to have been surprised when they played a Basingstoke team who won the match by using a catapult instead of a bowler. Regular matches between Winchester, Eton and Harrow began in 1825.

In 1796 we know that a match took place between the tradesmen of Winchester and the tradesmen of Southampton, marking the shift in the game from a children’s game to an adult’s sport, popular with working men. Another match between local tradesmen was recorded in 1856 at Oliver’s Battery when a team representing the town north of the High Street played against another from the south side. As the game became more popular, its following among the gentry grew and this is reflected in the number of Winchester College pupils who rose to prominence in the sport. We take a look at some of these noted players…

“O Trinity of love and power!; Our brethren shield in danger's hour; From rock and tempest, fire and foe, Protect them wheresoe'er they go;” Words from ‘The Navy Hymn’ written as a poem in 1860 by William Whiting of Winchester

Located directly opposite Normandy, Hampshire was the springboard for ‘Operation Overlord’, the code name for the Allied Invasion of Europe in World War II. The county became a vast armed camp full of allied troops encamped in towns, villages and woods. Winchester’s newly-built bypass became a giant tank park and camp for British and American troops. Even Peninsula Barracks in the city was taken over by the Ninth US Infantry Division see 12 overleaf for more information on their stay. It was here that American troops were reviewed by Churchill and Eisenhower. (See 13 and 14 overleaf for more details)

Barracks in WWII

more details about cricket in the local area. The Ashton Brothers "We thank thee, we praise thee, we bless thee O Lord, for Hubert, Percy, Gilbert and Claude," - so goes the old Winchester College song, and for good reason. Sporting prowess ran in the Ashton family - all four brothers were Blues at Cambridge and also excelled in football. Gilbert, Hubert and Claude all captained the university team in the three consecutive seasons from 1921 to 1923.

He was coach to college teams in the early 1850s, including preparing the boys for their annual end of term matches at Lords against Eton and then Harrow. He lead the revolution which moved bowling from underarm (‘Hambledon style’) to round-arm where the ball and hand must not be higher than the shoulder. With his sons he founded Lilywhite’s in Piccadilly London.

In 1926, while in Winchester, as a college master, he wrote ‘The History of Cricket’, one of the earliest defintitive works and it is still a major reference work today. His great legacy is the formation of national coaching schemes.

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“And when the game's o'er, and our fate shall draw nigh (for the heroes of cricket, like others, must die), Our bats we'll resign, neither troubled nor vex'd, and give up our wickets to those that come next.”

Awarded the Military Cross in the first world war, Hubert (1892-1979) went on to play for Essex scoring more than 1,000 runs in both 1921 and 1922. He was knighted in 1959 in recognition of his services as an MP. In 1923, Claude (19011942, pictured above) succeeded Percy as captain of the university’s cricket team amassing 916 runs and claiming 50 wickets with his medium-pace bowling, together with 21 catches. He played for Essex between 1934 and 1938, his career cut tragically short when he died during a mid-air training accident just before the Second World War.

Douglas Robert Jardine (1900-1958)

Hubert Doggart OBE (b.1925)

Mansoor Ali Khan ‘Tiger’ Pataudi (b.1941)

As an English cricketer and captain of the England cricket team in the early 1930s, Jardine, an Old Wykehamist (the name given to Winchester College alumni) is perhaps best known for captaining the English squad during its 1932-33 Ashes tour of Australia.

Hubert Doggart was educated at Winchester College and King's College, a Cambridge blue in five different sports and captain in four.

Born into an Indian royal household, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi completed his education at Winchester College after inheriting the titular dignity of Nawab of Pataudi upon his father’s death.

His team employed the controversial ‘body line’ technique (where the bowler deliberately aimed the cricket ball at the body of the batsman), tactics employed to neutralize the opposing Australian batsmen, particularly Don Bradman, and which caused a veritable storm in the cricketing world.

He taught at Winchester College (1950-1972) while maintaining a successful amateur cricket career for Cambridge University and Sussex Cricket Clubs. Doggart went on to represent England in two Test matches in 1950 and has held many offices in sports administration, such as President of the MCC (1981-1982).

After playing for Oxford, he went on to captain the Indian national side at 21 and played 310 matches, scoring 15,425 runs, his highest being 203 (notout). Mansur Khan made his Test debut against England at Delhi in December 1961. Following his retirement, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi became the Indian national cricket coach (1974-75) and later refereed ICC matches.

In 2012 The Rose Bowl was renamed the Ageas Bowl and has been home to many international cricketers since the move from the old County Ground in 2001. Shane Warne played with Hampshire from 2000-2007. Club captain for four years, he was joined by fellow Australian internationals Simon Katich, Shane Watson and Stuart Clark.

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The new Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl offers 171 bedrooms for guests looking for a an indulgent and luxurious experience overlooking the pitch or the stunning golf course.

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/activewinchester @activewinch Winchester City Council's tourism service would like to thank the following for their help in producing this leaflet: Graham Scobie; Charles Inglis; Winchester College; the marketing team at The Ageas Bowl; Stephen Baldwin. The excerpt from a poem featured on the front cover on the Winchester College feature was written in 1976 by The Reverend Reynell Cotton (1717-1796) School Master of Hyde School, Winchester and President of the Hambledon Club in 1773 and 1774.

It closed to passengers in 1960, and to freight in 1966 as part of the national programme of closures proposed by Dr Richard Beeching. Winchester City Council acquired the Viaduct in 1968.

“Let's join in the praise of the bat and the wicket, and sing in full chorus the patrons of cricket...” Games akin to cricket have been played on the fields of England since the middle ages, but a game called 'crecket' first appears in 1598. Hampshire’s own cricketing history owes much to the legacy of the Hambledon and Alresford cricket clubs and the pre-eminent players produced at Winchester College. This leaflet offers you an opportunity to trace the history of the development of the sport across the c ounty of Hampshire. Why not make Winchester your base as you uncover the fascinating landmarks of cricket dotted across Hampshire?

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There is also a Jane Austen tour available with an itinerary that links to this one.

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Hampshire also has a strong history of developing England players: the likes of Robin Smith, Chris Smith, Shaun Udal, Chris Tremlett and Dimitri Mascarenhas have all represented their country. In 2006 the Ageas Bowl hosted the Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka and, following a successful planning application, was awarded Test venue status by the England and Wales Cricket Board. It hosted its first Test match, England vs Sri Lanka, in 2011 to a crowd of up to 25,000 people.

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Nicola Henshaw was commissioned by Winchester City Council to produce interpretive artwork that reflects the history of Hockley Viaduct and marks the restoration of Viaduct Way. Nicola tells stories through wood and other media to create work that is both functional and sculptural. She draws on local stories remembered and reinvented by local people through lively workshops.

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If you are interested in finding out more about the military history of Winchester, ancient and modern, then follow these two informative trails – one based in the city and one taking you further afield.

Hockley Viaduct through history...

Trace its evolution in Winchester and Hampshire

a full listing of clubs please visit

When Hampshire County Cricket Club looked into renovating Southampton’s old County Ground in 1987, it was agreed that the demands placed upon the pavilion and grounds had outgrown the facilities. Thirteen years and £24m later, The Rose Bowl opened.

Winchester has a rich and varied military history. From Iron Age forts, to Civil War sites, through two World Wars to the completion a Nuclear bunker sited at Twyford - the district’s military stories span centuries of history.

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Winchester Cathedral enshrines a long history of military service and sacrifice. It contains major memorials (including the Rifle Brigade Centenary Window), monuments to illustrious military leaders, and many inscriptions recording the deaths of individual soldiers in both famous and lesserknown campaigns. It houses the laid up colours of several local regiments, and also Books of Remembrance for units including The Royal Hampshire Regiment, The Rifle Brigade and the Merchant Navy. The cathedral itself is no stranger to conflict – the West Window testifies to a violent incursion by Parliamentary troops during the Civil War and Bishop Peter Mews, a Royalist spy identified by the number 757, was Winchester’s equivalent of James Bond. Special military-themed tours can be booked through the website. www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

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A detailed map of Winchester city centre is available at the tourist information centre.

Hampshire Record Office offers help to people looking to trace their ancestry via army records. Go to www3.hants.gov.uk/ archives/hals-collections/armyrecords.htm to find out more.

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Rocksbury Park Caravan Site Wickham PO17 6JR 0132 9 834 085 Old House Hotel Wickham PO175JG 0132 834 870 Wallops Wood Escapes Droxford SO23 3QY 01489 877 988 This is just a sample of places to stay. For further information go to www.visitwinchester.co.uk or contact Winchester Tourist Information Centre on 01962 840 500.

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Nestling at the heart of the Hampshire countryside, the Meon Valley is the gateway to the contrasting landscapes of rolling chalk hills and river valleys unique to this stretch of England. This self-guided trail combines the superb scenery of the valley with the opportunity to discover of some of the county’s historically most important churches, offering the visitor an insight into the development of church architecture from Saxon to late Victorian times. The churches, from the Norman All Saints’ at East Meon in the north to the Saxon and later church at Titchfield in the south, are described individually on the inside of this

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Discover Winchester with Dan Snow’s Quiz Trail App for iPhone, with GPS maps and fun questions that explore 10 routes around the district. quiztrail.com

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England’s ancient capital A city steeped in history Winchester is packed with historic buildings, monuments and museums – all within a short walking distance of each other and just waiting to be explored. If you’re not sure where to begin, take the short climb up St Giles Hill for a real overview of the city’s fascinating heritage. From the top you can trace the sweep of Medieval and Georgian buildings, laid out according to the original Saxon street plan, and steal a bird’s-eye view of some of the city’s most notable landmarks, from the gothic turrets of the Victorian Guildhall to the perpendicular lines of the renowned Cathedral.

Originally the table was undecorated but a later monarch had it painted to depict himself as the mythical king’s descendent: see how closely the painted Arthur figure resembles the young Henry VIII (see page 12). Close to The Great Hall (see page 15) is the Medieval Westgate, a fortified gateway which served as a debtors’ prison for 150 years. Here you can read the prisoners’ graffiti, see the interesting collection of weights and measures and take in the excellent views from the roof.

Also visible from the hill is Hamo Thornycroft’s imposing bronze statue of

The splendid painted ceiling is thought to commemorate

Winchester’s most significant royal visitor, King Alfred the Great. Scholar,

Mary Tudor’s lavish wedding to Philip II of Spain which took

soldier and statesman, this Saxon king rebuilt the city after the

place at Winchester Cathedral in 1554 amid such pomp and

Dark Ages and made it his capital. His last known resting place

ceremony that it nearly bankrupted the City. Mary therefore

is commemorated at Hyde Abbey Garden, a public space designed by leading landscape architect and former pupil of Winchester College, Kim Wilkie.

Arthurian legend

bestowed a series of gifts on the people of Winchester including the City Mill, which she granted to the city by royal charter in 1554. The mill still grinds flour today; see page 16 for more details.

Winchester is also famous for its legendary Arthurian Round Table. A striking sight, the table has been housed for over 700 years in the Great Hall – the only remaining part of Winchester Castle and once the centre of court and government life. According to myth, the original table was created by the wizard Merlin, although this version is believed to have been made for Edward I, a king known for his interest in the Arthurian legend.

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My view: Jon Snow ‘Winchester Cathedral has been a part of my life for fifty years since I became a chorister there in 1956. Despite my travels and reporting life, it remains one of the most inspiring and spectacular buildings on earth.’


World-famous cathedral

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A place of worship for over 900 years, Winchester’s imposing cathedral is as remarkable for

traditions, events and

its hidden treasures as it is for its spectacular architecture. Here, in the longest Medieval nave

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scribe – is displayed in a special exhibition, and Antony Gormley’s powerful statue, Sound II, is

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hidden away in the evocative setting of the cathedral crypt. Don’t miss Evensong (3.30pm on

which includes an

Sundays) for an opportunity to hear the choir, widely regarded as one of the best in Britain.

exclusive interview with a Winchester choirboy.

Walk this way If you’re keen to explore Winchester but don’t know where to begin, why not discover the city highlights with one of our qualified tourist guides? Their regular guided walking tours cost £5.00 per adult (accompanied children under 16 free) and depart from the tourist information centre. Private or group tours can also be arranged for any number, catering for special interests and foreign languages. winchestertouristguides.com

‘Without music, life would be a blank to me.’ JANE AUSTEN

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Running rabiohead Treasured School Days: Winchester College now has a new Treasury displaying artifacts from all over the world in a stunningly converted building (see page 15). winchestercollege.org

The Bishop’s Legacy

Wykeham was not the only bishop to make his

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mark on Winchester. Politician, patron of art

nuptials, Bishop William of Wykeham founded

and brother of King Stephen, Henry of Blois

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was a highly powerful figure in 12th century

continuously-running school in the country,

England who used his considerable wealth to

Winchester College (see page 15). One of

finance the building of Wolvesey Castle and

the greatest architectural and artistic patrons

nearby Bishop’s Waltham Palace. Both are now

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in ruins, the latter a victim of the Civil War, the

College, Oxford. Both colleges were on a scale

former of a later bishop’s desire for a more

previously undreamt of in English education

‘comfortable’ residence.

and became the model for Eton and King’s College, Cambridge. Join a guided tour for an intriguing glimpse of the Medieval buildings, the 14th century gothic chapel with its unusual Follow and like King Alf for news and events: @King_Alf /KingAlfWinchester KingAlfWinchester

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wooden vaulted roof (shown left) and the 17th century red-brick schoolroom, believed to have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

From the college, a short walk south through the idyllic water meadows will lead you to


Running rabiohead Wolvesey castle: Wolvesey has been an important residence of the wealthy and powerful bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon times. Standing close to Winchester Cathedral, the extensive surviving ruins of the palace date largely from the 12th century work of Bishop Henry of Blois. The last great occasion here was on 25 July 1554, when Queen Mary and Philip of Spain held their wedding breakfast in the East Hall. See the Royal Blood leaflet to find out more.

another reminder of Bishop Henry’s legacy. The Hospital of St Cross

London – to follow the story of the city from prehistoric and Roman

(see bottom right) is a medieval almshouse that has provided sheltered

times to the present day (see page 17). Alternatively, book yourself on

accommodation for elderly gentlemen since its foundation in 1136.

a tour with a qualified tourist guide (see page 11 for more details). You

Request the Wayfarer’s Dole – a morsel of bread and beaker of ale – at

can also check out the range of historical guides stocked by the tourist

the Porter’s Lodge and you will be taking part in a 900-year-old tradition.

information centre, or take a look at the history and heritage pages of

Souvenir bottled ale is now available!

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Winchester College

Founded in 1382, Winchester College longest unbroken has the history of any English school. Whilst WWI claimed the lives of over Wykehamists, 500 old a further 275 died in World War II. Officially opened in 1924, the War was designed Cloister by Sir Herbert Baker to commemorate those who Notable Old Wykehamists had lost their lives. with a military who were all awarded career the Victoria Cross include Dennis George Wyldbore Hewitt (18971917); Charles Daniel Burges Doughty-Wylie (1873-1946); (1868-1915); Arthur Forbes Chief Marshal Gordon Kilby (1885-1915); Hugh Dowding (1882-1970). and Air Please see www.winches tercollege.org guided tours around /guided-tours for details of regular the College, and for tours of War Cloister.

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Winchester city centre is spectacularly transformed by Homecoming Parades that assemble at The Guildhall for a reception by the Mayor of Winchester.

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Just months after 1066 Winchester’s surrender, and William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle within the city walls. Winchester Castle became one of the great fortresses of medieval England. It was maintained and enhanced until 1645 when it was besieged, captured by Cromwell, and eventually demolished. The Great Hall, built between 1222 and 1235, is the only substantial

surviving part of the medieval castle. A drawing of Winchester made by Willem Schellinks in 1662 shows the slighted castle as a still imposing ruin overlooking the city. On-site interpretation panels and displays tell the story of the castle.

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Winchester Cathedral enshrines a long history of military service and sacrifice. It contains major memorials (including the Rifle Brigade Centenary Window), monuments to illustrious military leaders, and many inscriptions recording the deaths of individual soldiers in both famous and lesserknown campaigns. It houses the laid up colours of several local regiments, and also Books of Remembrance for units The Royal Hampshire including Regiment, The Rifle Brigade and the Merchant Navy. The cathedral itself is no stranger to conflict – the West Window testifies to a violent incursion by Parliamentary troops during the Civil War and Bishop Peter Mews, a Royalist spy identified by the number 757, was Winchester’s equivalent of James Bond. Special military-themed tours can be booked through the website. www.winchest er-cathedral.or g.uk

Now a museum, the Westgate was built to be one of the defensible gateways in Winchester’s city walls, first established by the Romans in the first century AD. The line of the walls remained unaltered throughout later times and, though the Westgate’s present structure is medieval and dates mainly from the 12th to 14th centuries, it is thought to stand on the site of the earlier Roman gate. The west wall was entirely rebuilt in the 14th century when a whole series of defences was added new in view of a possible invasion from France. The works included a portcullis, machicolations , gun ports and possibly a drawbridge. The two inverted keyhole gunports, intended for primitive hand cannons, are amongst the earliest pieces of architectural evidence for the use of artillery in this country. The Westgate is open weekends in the afternoon between February and October.

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15 Victoria Cross medals are currently on display in Winchester Military Museums. Further medals of Wintonians who have been awarded this honour are also on display in the Imperial War Museum.

Venta Belgarum was founded around AD70 with earth and timber defences. In the late 2nd century the defences were rebuilt with a new earthen bank and ditch that, for the first time, fully enclosed the urban area. The ramparts were strengthened in the early 3rd century with a masonry wall about 3m thick. The succession of defences can be seen in the model in the City Museum . The same line of the walls continued

The city offered the site of the castle to Charles II who paid his first known visit in 1682. A scheme was to be developed for a park and a ‘noble followed Palace, sufficient like Windsor, for up to the a summer residence for the whole 18th Court’. Construction of the palace, century Designed by Sir Christopher Wren when and influenced by Versailles, began great in 1683 but ended on the death of lengths of Charles in 1685. ‘The King’s House’, the walls little more than a carcass of a house, were served as a prison for 5,000 French demolished. The soldiers during short lengths the Seven Years’ survive War from 1757 to are mainly post-Roman that 1764 and from 1778 though the fragment to 1785 during behind the grill the American War of in the weirs is Independence. part of the core From 1792 to of the 1796 it Roman wall. was home to refugee clergy from Revolutionary France before 7b Peninsula becoming an army Located directly barrack in same Barracks in WWII opposite Normandy, year. The King’s Hampshire was House was the springboard eventually destroyed for ‘Operation Overlord’, by the code name night of 19th December fire on the for the Allied Invasion 1894. Some of Europe in parts of Wren’s World War II. The county palace were reused became a vast in the replacement armed camp full building which of allied troops was ready for encamped in towns, the army by 1904 villages and and later renamed woods. Winchester’s Peninsula Barracks, newly-built bysee 7b The army camp for British pass became remained in and American troops. Even Peninsula a giant tank park and occupation up taken over by to 1983. the Ninth US Infantry Barracks in the city was Division see 12 on their stay. It overleaf for more was here that American troops information Eisenhower. (See were reviewed 13 and 14 overleaf by Churchill and for more details)

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regimental history outside London, in the form of five military museums

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An important residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon times, the surviving ruins date largely from the 12th century work of Bishop Henry of Blois (1129–71). In September 1141, during the Civil War between King Stephen Matilda, the besieged and the Empress defenders of Wolvesey set fire to and destroyed most of Winchester whilst holding off Matilda’s force.

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Barracks are now home to one of the most sizeable collections of

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Winchester has a rich and varied Iron Age forts, military history. to Civil War sites, From to the completion through two World a Nuclear bunker Wars district’s military sited at Twyford stories span centuries - the of history. If you are interested in finding out military history more about the of Winchester, ancient and modern, follow these two informative trails then and one taking you further afield. – one based in the city

Museums

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Winchester

One of King Alfred’s defensive ‘burhs’, Winchester was established as refuge and strong point to resist the Danish invaders. A raiding army destroyed the had settlement in 860AD but the old Roman town walls were refurbished and a new street system was laid out inside the walls. These intramural streets (such as North Walls) were laid the intention of with rushing troops to threatened the walls. The parts of town’s walls were largely dismantled by the end of the th 18 century.

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(see page 19). Call in to the Little Kitchen café for an introduction to the site, the one-time location of Winchester Castle and Charles II’s extravagant palace. This construction, designed by Wren, was to be a copy of Versailles – its grand façade facing the west front of the cathedral. The king died before its completion. Budding military historians shouldn’t miss the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson, Fareham (see page 67), for a state-of-the-art array of cannon artillery, stories of people and daily firings of the big guns at 1pm. You can even experience a gun-firing personally by arranging a gift voucher! Close by (and viewable only by pre-arrangement) is Southwick Park, General Eisenhower’s operational headquarters during the Second World War – it still houses the preserved D-Day map. Also on site are the Royal Military Police and the Royal Navy Regulators museums. If your exploration of Winchester’s past leaves you hungry for more, why not drop into the awardwinning City Museum – the UK’s first purpose-built museum outside

THE HOSPITAL OF ST CROSS ‘The best kept secret in Winchester’

History and hospitality in a serene and picturesque setting by the water meadows. The Hospital of St Cross is a beautiful group of Grade 1 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 receive the Wayfarer’s Dole, which is a small cup of beer and a morsel of bread. The gift shop opens throughout the year, selling a selection of high quality goods from the Porter’s Lodge. Tea rooms in the medieval Hundred Men’s Hall provide refreshments during the summer. St Cross is an easy walk along the river, 20 minutes from the City centre. Opens: April to October 9.30am – 5pm Monday – Saturday and from 1pm Sunday. November to March 10.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Saturday. Charges: £4.50 adult; £4.00 senior/student; £2.50 child. Tel: 01962 851375 Fax: 01962 878221 Email: porter@hospitalofstcross.co.uk www.hospitalofstcross.co.uk

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BEAUTY AND HISTORY For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Discover incredible architecture, priceless treasures and great works of art. Find the 12th-Century Winchester Bible, sculpture by Antony Gormley and the burial place of Jane Austen. 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.

For details of opening times, admissions, tours, services and events please call us on 01962 857 200 (Monday to Friday) or visit the website. 14 visitwinchester.co.uk

Visit at Christmas to experience Winchester Cathedral’s renowned Christmas Market and Ice Rink.

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Tour Times SEPTEMBER TO MARCH Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10.15am, 11.30am and 2.15pm Tuesday & Thursday 10.15am and 11.30am

Founded in 1382, Winchester College has the longest unbroken history of any English school. Guided tours concentrate on the medieval heart of the College and include Chamber Court, the 14th Century Gothic Chapel, College Hall, the 17th Century School, and the medieval cloisters.

Sunday 2.15pm and 3.30pm (Sunday 2.15pm only during December and January)

APRIL TO AUGUST Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10.15am, 11.30am, 2.15pm and 3.30pm Tuesday & Thursday 10.15am and 11.30am Sunday 2.15pm and 3.30pm

Please check website www.winchestercollege.org/guided-tours for any changes. Admission: Adults £8.00 Concessions (Seniors 60+ and full-time students) £7.00 No charge is made for children up to 11 years old. Group tours for parties of 10 or more should be pre-booked. Winchester College Enterprises, SO23 9PE Tel: 01962 621209 | Email: enterprises@wincoll.ac.uk | www.winchestercollege.org

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St John’s Winchester is one of the oldest charities in England. Tucked away by King Alfred’s Statue are the listed 19th century 27/09/2016 00:12 almshouses, originally built for the poor and needy of Winchester, together with our own Chapel, St John the Baptist, dating from the 13th century. Join one of our 7 tours led by a Winchester Tourist Guide.Visitors will visit St John’s House Medieval Undercroft and Assembly Rooms, St John the Baptist Chapel, the historic Charity Boardroom, take a walk through the almshouse gardens and meet a senior manager of the Charity. Tours take approximately 1½ hours.

One of the largest 13th century halls in England and home to the legendary Round Table. Also see Queen Eleanor’s Garden, the Long Gallery and gift shop.

WINCHESTER CHARITY

‘A thousand years of caring for the elderly and still caring’

Great Hall Winchester @greathallwinch Admission free – suggested donation £3. Open daily 10:00 - 17:00 Check and for occasional closure dates. Find us: Top of the High Street, 75 metres from the Westgate Museum on Castle Avenue.

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If you are unable to join a tour, consider becoming one of the Friends of St John’s who help us to continue our work of caring for an older population facing the demands of frailty or dementia. TOUR DATES FOR 2017 Thursday 6th April, 2.00pm Thursday 4th May, 10.30am Thursday 8th June, 2.00pm Thursday 13th July,10.30am & 2.00pm Thursday 10th August, 2.00pm Thursday 7th September, 10.30am

CHARGES

£10 per adult inc refreshments. £5 per child inc refreshments. Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Board, The Guildhall, Winchester.

Tel: 01962 854226 Email: office@stjohnswinchester.co.uk Website: www.stjohnswinchester.co.uk

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Winchester City Mill

Gateway to the South Downs National Park 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. Flour milling demonstrations are given every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year as well as Wednesdays during the summer months. The City Mill is also the official gateway to the South Downs National Park, providing a wide selection of information for those wishing to explore local walks and the attractions found within the South Downs, including the many historic National Trust properties.

Admission Adults £4.40 Children £2.20 Family £11 Open

1 Jan – 19 Feb 10am–4pm 20 Feb – 29 Oct 10am–5pm 30 Oct – 24 Dec 10am–4pm

Note: Last entry 30 mins before closing

Telephone: 01962 870 057 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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DAY TRIPS FROM WINCHESTER

2017 marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen. Celebrate the much-loved author’s life in Hampshire.

• Jane Austen Tour: Steventon, Chawton & Winchester • Stonehenge, Avebury & Salisbury • South Downs villages See website or call for details

01962 458 468

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AT THE HEART OF

The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre Image shows Drawn from Life, an Arts Council Collection Exhibition 2016

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WINCHESTER DISCOVERY CENTRE

Three galleries tell the tale of Winchester’s rich heritage from the Iron Age to the Victorians right up to the present day. Visit our shop for gifts and a range of products from Hampshire Fare.

Come and see our ambitious programme of exhibitions featuring nationally and internationally renowned artists and objects from the UK’s finest collections. City Museum

This vibrant and versatile exhibition space hosts a programme of exhibitions celebrating the best of Winchester’s thriving arts and heritage. City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre

FOR EVENTS, OPENING TIMES AND MORE VISIT

Winchester’s Tudor and Stuart past is revealed in this stunningly refurbished listed monument, the last remaining medieval gate into the city.

Westgate Museum

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‘Know your own happiness, call it hope.’ JANE AUSTEN

Magnificent family home Pre-booked private tours can be arranged throughout the year. Open May to September on Sundays, Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in August 2.30pm - 5.30pm for guided tours and tea. Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire S021 1DB Tel: 01962 779260 enquiries@avingtonpark.co.uk www.avingtonpark.co.uk

From the end of 2016 a living wall of ivy will take residence in College Street Garden, this is a temporary installation opposite the house where Jane Austen died* and is dedicated to Jane Austen in celebration of her work. Why not take a seat on the caved wooden bench by Nicola Henshaw and be captivated by the place where Jane spent her final days. To avoid disappointment please call 01962 840 500 before visiting to check that the installation is still in place.

Winchester is great for groups! Our group travel experts in the tourist information centre have extensive knowledge of the local area and will be happy to help with all aspects of your group visit, including:

• providing tailored itineraries; • advising on group-friendly accommodation and eateries; • organising familiarisation visits; • supplying multiple copies of maps and guides.

Email tourism@winchester.gov.uk, call 01962 840 500 or go to www.visitwinchester.co.uk *Please respect that the house is now a private residence, we would be grateful if photos only are taken from the garden.

GUIDED TOURS FOR GROUPS Winchester’s tourist guides offer private tours for groups of any size, catering for specialist interests and foreign languages. To book a tour, call 01962 840 500 or go to winchestertouristguides.com for further information.

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Trace Winchester’s military past from the Iron Age to the Nuclear Age 

5 Military Museums at Peninsula Barracks including the Rifles Museum’s WATERLOO exhibition (see above)



Winchester Cathedral’s monuments, memorials and inscriptions



Winchester College tours including War Cloister



Official Tour Guide-led general military, Peninsula barracks and First World War tours



Fort Nelson – home of the big guns



Famous sites - Cheriton battlefield, Cheesefoot head (site of Eisenhower’s troop address) and Morn Hill camps

Go to www.youtube.com/visitwinchester to see the film Download the leaflet from www.visitwinchester.co.uk Call 01962 840500 to find out more!

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Children at heart Tigers, Thomas and towers For a nostalgic day out, take a ride on the restored steam trains at the Mid Hants Steam Railway – otherwise known as the Watercress Line – operating for 10 miles between Alresford and Alton (see page 24). Time your visit to coincide with the popular Santa Specials when there are presents for all the children. Don’t miss the ‘Day Out With Thomas’ events where you can take a ride on a real steam train and shake hands with the ‘Fat Controller’.

You can happily lose the family in the tunnels and underground rooms at the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson (see page 67) as they discover the national collection of artillery – the big guns. Visitors can explore the 19 acre, fully-restored fort – complete with galleries and daily gun firing at 1pm – plus enjoy a friendly welcome at Café 1871.

Float through the cosmos at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, the largest capacity digital planetarium in the UK (see page 22). With over 100 hands-on exhibits, children can gain a memorable insight into the world of science. See page 48 to hear about daily life behind the scenes.

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Boing! Calling all kids: Winchester Bunny Hop your way to an Easter treat. Winchester’s Easter bunny hides colourful clues around the city and invites families to help find them to crack a puzzling code to win a treat! This year’s Winchester Bunny Hop takes place from Saturday 8 – Sunday 23 April 2017. Quiz sheets are available from visitwinchester.co.uk or pick one up from the Tourist information centre.

Bringing history to life Back in the city, have a go at milling some flour at Winchester City Mill, a National

Trust property perched over the fast-flowing River Itchen (see page 16). Rebuilt in 1744, it has a delightful island garden, impressive mill race, regular milling demonstrations, children’s quizzes and an interactive exhibition. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident family of otters often seen by the bridge at dusk. The cathedral has plenty for its younger visitors. Take a tower tour, or test your powers of observation with one of the nine trails specially designed for children. Alternatively, you can try your hand at gravestone rubbings or gargoyle modelling at one of the cathedral’s workshops (see page 14).

At the family-friendly City Museum the many hands-on activities help to put you in touch with the past (see page 17). There are children’s quizzes © Chris Boulton and colouring-in sheets, and you can try on Edwardian and Anglo-Saxon costumes. Look out for visits by re-enactors that bring the history of Winchester to life. And don’t miss the Medieval Westgate, with activities for children including brass rubbing, sorting artefacts and replica Tudor and Stuart armour to try on. Call 01962 840 500 for opening times.

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‘Run mad as often as you choose but do not faint.’ JANE AUSTEN

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New Lemur Walkthrough opening at Marwell Zoo this summer Spend time with Marwell Zoo’s playful primates in their ‘Lemur Walkthrough’, new for summer 2017! Visitors can explore the habitat of these enticing animals in a new, themed exhibit focussing on the evolution of the species. With a beautiful landscaped environment, both indoors and out, the new lemur home promises an immersive City Centre Map F8

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Family friendly getaways If planning a family holiday feels like preparing

their parents dine with them.

for a military campaign, then help is at hand –

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Winchester is a very family friendly destination.

steam they can enjoy the outside

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the summer months.

Holiday Inn Winchester (see page 76), next

All children receive a welcome

door to Winchester Science Centre and

pack on arrival with colouring

Planetarium (see page 22), is particularly

sheets, pencils and stickers. The

geared up for families. Children stay for free if

hotel is also offering a Marwell

sharing their parents room. The hotel has seven

Package that includes dinner,

family rooms and 25 rooms with an additional

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Special offers for families: You can still have plenty of fun in Winchester without breaking the bank

Hill Brasserie, children aged 12 years and

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a free meal from the children’s menu when

for more details and to book.

There are opportunities to meet your children’s favorite characters in the Winchester District. Why not take a trip to see Thomas and friends at the Watercress Line, or take a ride with Santa. You can also become a wizard for a day…

EXPERIENCE THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM TRAVEL

Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or making new ones, sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside by steam train. Just 7 miles from Winchester on the A31

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A spot of shopping Winchester is full of charming, independent boutiques and gift shops. Notable national fashion brands can be discovered nestled between awardwinning restaurants, bars and cafés. This is an exclusive shopping experience, with something unique and exciting to explore around every corner, all set against the backdrop of a stunning historic city. The city has clusters of shopping areas, each offering something slightly different.

Jewry Street, Hyde Vale and St. George’s Street Jewry Street, which meets the top of the High Street, plays host to a selection of restaurants and bars, shops and services. Winchester Discovery Centre and the magnificent Theatre Royal Winchester are two highlights. Further along, you’ll stumble across Hyde Vale, a stone’s throw from historic Hyde Abbey. An interesting selection of restaurants, shops and services can be discovered here. Wander around the corner to St. Georges Street for

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more tempting eateries

The place to eat, drink & delight in fine chocolate this Christmas

Award-winning Fine Chocolates | Festive Chocolate Gifts Unique Origin Hot Chocolates | Moonroast Coffee Cakes & Bakes | Fondues

and speciality stores sitting adjacent to the High Street.

THE WINCHESTER BOOKSHOP 10a St Georges Street, Winchester, SO23 8BG Tel: 01962 855 630

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Find exactly what you’re looking for… The View Winchester website offers a comprehensive listing of each business in Winchester city centre, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for… viewwinchester.com /viewwinchester

Chococo Chocolate House, 152 High Street, Winchester, SO23 9AY | www.chococo.co.uk Chococo Chocolates

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Wednesday Weekly speciality food market with a wide choice of street food. 9.00am – 4.30pm

1st Sunday of every month High Street 10.00am - 4.00pm Experts & enthusiasts offer an array of antiques & collectables including books, homeware, vinyl records, clocks & toys.

Thursday – Friday – Saturday Wide variety of quality goods, food and street food. 9:00am – 5:30pm

3rd Sunday of every month March to December from 10am to 4pm The perfect place to purchase art & design-led craft direct from artisit & makers.

For more information please email: info@southernmarkettraders.co.uk Or contact Paul Lewis on 07971 646 483 Website: southernmarkettraders.co.uk winchester.gov.uk/community/markets/

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Kingsgate Village Wander through the cathedral grounds and you’ll discover Kingsgate Village. One of Winchester’s best kept secrets – strolling through Kingsgate Arch you feel as though you have stepped back in time.

The Brooks Shopping Centre High Street The High Street is the heart of Winchester and a great starting point for your shopping expedition. Find brands such as L.K Bennett, Cath Kidson, Chococo, The White Company, Joules and Jack Wills just to name a few. Stroll along up the High Street toward the Westgate and you’ll reach Upper High Street and Walcote Place on the right. You’ll know you’re there when you spot Elisabeth Frink’s ‘Man on the Horse’ statue on the other side of the road.

The Square and Market Lane To reach the Square and Market Lane go through the arch behind the medieval Buttercross. Here you’ll find a sophisticated range of quality shops, bars and thriving eateries, such as The Stable and The Old Vine.

Providing ample parking in the heart of Winchester, The Brooks boasts a variety of large department and smaller stores within the centre as well as an eclectic collection of national and independent brands along with traditional market stalls and occasional pop-up shops too.

Chesil Street, City Bridge and Abbey Gardens Further down, beyond The Broadway, at the lower end of the High Street, sits Chesil Street and City Bridge. Full of history, the area is most renowned for its restaurants including the Chesil Rectory, the Black Rat and River Cottage Canteen in Abbey Gardens. Pubs, bars and the charming Chesil Theatre add to the mix.

The Constabulary and Southgate Street The Constabulary, as it is now known, once housed royal officials due to the area’s proximity to the Royal Palace. The charming Medieval lanes Great Minster Street, Little Minster Street, Minster Lane, St Clement Street and St Thomas Street house many independent shops to explore, selling everything from luxurious home furnishings, vintage clothing and fine wines to handcrafted violins. You can also stop off in a tea shop or get a stylish hair cut. Southgate Street is famous for the UK’s first Hotel du Vin and bustles with people frequenting its sandwich shops and busy estate agents.

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A SP OT O F SH O P P I N G Keep up to date with where to head to park your car, with real-time occupancy data in Winchester’s car parks. viewwinchester.com/parking-information

Parchment Street Parchment Street can be found just off the High Street, starting alongside WHSmith, across St Georges Street and under the kite flyer. This area hosts an eclectic mix of specialist retailers, alongside well known practitioners. Nestled amongst the assortment of tempting jewellery shops 4 are an upmarket hair salon TOSCANACCIO WINE and a buzzing art gallery; 73 Parchment Street, Winchester, SO23 8AT you might find something Tel: 01962 841 223 special for the one you love Email: info@toscanaccio.co.uk or maybe an excuse to Web: www.toscanaccio.co.uk treat yourself? City Centre Map F7 City Centre Map E7

The Winchester district is well known as a shopper’s paradise, with independent shops found in every street and vintage, upcycled and second hand hidden gems to discover in every corner. To find out more:

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A BEAUTIFUL SHOP OFFERING LADIES HIGH-END ORIGINAL VINTAGE FASHION 1890s to 2010s Find us opposite the Man on the Horse Statue just off the top of the High Street Open Wed to Sat 10.30 – 5.30 Open Sundays 11.00 – 4.00

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‘One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.’ JANE AUSTEN

Explore the centre of Winchester in early 2017 and you may come across the words of Jane Austen – 12 quotes from the author will fleetingly appear on the ground as it rains. A temporary installation in College Street showcases a final quote, sit on the specially commissioned bench to view it.

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Stylish shopping out of town Beyond the city, there are a number of charming market towns to explore, also full of specialist shops and attractions.

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By steam railway 10 miles from Alton Station. Tel: 01962 733 810 or go to www.watercressline.co.uk for running times.

Alresford Elegant Alresford is awash with independent specialist shops,

Wickham

food stores, antiques and interiors shops as well as top-notch

The Medieval square in picturesque Wickham is home to

boutiques and shoe shops – some recommended by TV style

traditional shops of all kinds, making for a pleasant afternoon’s

gurus and Vogue magazine. There’s also ample opportunity

browsing. For a retail experience like no other, don’t miss

to purchase inspired accessories, gifts and beauty products

Chesapeake Mill, constructed from timbers from the US frigate

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The town of New Alresford is situated off the A31 between Winchester and Alton, seven miles from Winchester. Follow the brown and white tourist signs to the Watercress Line. There is a long stay pay and display car park at the railway station.

Places to visit • shoPPing guide eating out • country Pubs • beautiful walks

By Bus Regular services from Winchester, Southampton, Alton and Petersfield. Tel: 0845 121 0190 or go to www.stagecoachbus.com for information. Cango (rural bus service): Tel: 0845 602 4135 or go to www.cango.hants.gov.uk.

Facilities Toilets (including disabled) in Station Road • Pay and display parking at the railway station is free on Sundays and some Bank Holidays • Pay and display parking at Perins Community School, accessible from Jacklyns Lane and Winchester Road • Take advantage of our 160+ free on-street parking with time limits

Further information Winchester Tourist information centre, Guildhall, High Street, Winchester Hampshire SO23 9GH. Tel: 01962 840 500 | Fax: 01962 850 348 Email: tourism@winchester.gov.uk | www.visitwinchester.co.uk www.alresford.org | www.alresfordchamber.co.uk | There are also visitor information points at Alresford Station car park, Perins Community School car park and at both bus stops on West Street.

If you would like to receive this leaflet in another format, Tel: 01962 840 500 or email: marketing@winchester.gov.uk © Alresford Chamber of Commerce 2014. Produced by CARBON DESiGN company www.carbon.uk.com and imarketyourbusiness.co.uk 01588 660175. Published in partnership with Winchester City Council and New Alresford Town Council. All details believed to be correct at the time of publication, but no responsibility can be taken for errors or omissions or subsequent alterations. Editorial photography courtesy and copyright of Roy Gentry, Joe Low and Winchester City Council.

or delicious meats, fresh bread and classic nibbles. The New Alresford

Chesapeake, captured during the War of 1812. Pick up or

Pocket Guide contains a comprehensive shopping section.

download a copy of The Wickham Pocket Guide to plan your visit.

Bishop’s Waltham

Whiteley Shopping Village

For stylish shopping in a village ambience, try the historic town

Head to Whiteley to browse the latest looks at stores including Topshop,

of Bishop’s Waltham. Among the specialist outlets, you will

River Island, M&S, Next and H&M. Stop for a break at one of the many

find shops selling a wonderful array of items for the home, fine

cafés and restaurants, serving mouth-watering dishes to suit every taste.

art prints and cards and high quality silver jewellery. And an award-winning delicatessen and café tempts shoppers with a collection of fine epicurean foods from across the globe – find out more in The Bishop’s Waltham Pocket Guide.

Did you know? You can explore Stockbridge’s shops and eateries too – The Stockbridge Pocket Guide is also available to download from visitwinchester.co.uk.

To market, to market: Time your shopping trip to coincide with the bustling city markets on the High Street and Middle Brook Street which take place every Wednesday through to Saturday, selling everything from local food and produce to flowers and second-hand books (see page 26). Or visit the country’s largest farmers’ market on the second and last Sunday in the month for a feast of the finest local produce. Specialist markets regularly feature in Winchester Cathedral’s event programme, from fine food fairs and craft markets to the Bavarian-style Christmas chalets trading in conjunction with the ice rink during December.

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A feast of food

We were very privileged to be asked recently to be the city’s Creative Ambassadors for Food and Drink. There truly are some fantastic things happening in and around Winchester and we feel really excited to be a part of such an innovative community. Winchester is surrounded by breathtaking countryside, where you can find

Winchester is now a renowned haven for food lovers, whether you’re looking for a traditional roaring log fire, a cosy candlelit restaurant for two or a charming tea room to grab a quick bite to eat or afternoon tea, you’re sure to find something in the city or countryside surrounding Winchester. You’ll find a range of cuisine from Sushi, Thai, Indian and Spanish to great British favourites served in some of Winchester’s atmospheric and oldest buildings.

Straight to the source Drawing on its rural resources, the ancient capital of England enjoys a growing reputation for quality local produce, endorsed by the size and popularity of its weekly food and produce market (see page 26) and thriving twice-monthly farmers’ market

everything from freshly smoked trout to delicious artisan chocolates. The city itself is home to myriad independent restaurants, cafés and bars, which all draw from this impressive local produce to provide some wonderful dining options. No wonder then that Winchester is classed by many as the ‘gastronomic capital of the South’. We’ve delighted in championing the area’s vibrant food and drink scene and are excited to be able to invite you to experience it with us in 2017. Here’s a little taste of what this amazing city has to offer…

(second and last Sunday of the month) with over 100 local producers making it the

Gary and Marcus,

largest in country. With more pubs, restaurants and cafés than ever before serving up

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delicious Hampshire Fare, you won’t have to wander very far to sample the freshest seasonal flavours. Hampshirefarmersmarket.co.uk • 01420 588 671

Rick Stein

My view: (see page 35)

‘ Winchester’s farmers’ market is one of the finest in the country.’

PORTERHOUSE STEAKHOUSE 24 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB Tel: 01962 810 532 Email: info@porterhouserestaurant.co.uk Web: www.porterhouserestaurant.co.uk City Centre Map E7

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GQ magazine declaring that Winchester’s ‘…high

National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme:

expectations when it comes to dining out…are happily

Winchester City Council

met’, a walk through the city is a treat for foodies. With a

only recommends eateries that have scored a

high number of award-winning independent restaurants

3 or above in the rating scheme. (Please be

serving quality dishes from all over the world and a

aware that the assessment process is continuous

host of national chains such as Rick Stein, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (right) and

so ratings may change during the year.)

Raymond Blanc’s restaurants Winchester is becoming a South East foodie hub.

food.gov.uk/ratings

With Hardens Restaurant Guide citing Winchester as ‘becoming a force in the restaurant world’, and

Watercress, Winchester’s local leaf

Foodie fiesta!

Watercress has well and truly made its mark on the Winchester

Food Festival, an annual celebration of the county’s culinary

district with acres of watercress beds spanning the Itchen and

delights throughout July, packed with more than 100

Meon Valleys, supplying major supermarket chains, local menus

delicious foodie events and plenty of opportunities to eat,

and farm shops around the area. The local leaf is also celebrated

enjoy and buy! Join in tours, demonstrations, open days,

each May at the annual Watercress Festival in

farm visits and tasting events. Full programme available

the town of Alresford, the hub of

from May; visit hampshirefare.co.uk early as some of the

the UK’s watercress industry. Ride

most popular events sell out quickly.

the Watercress Line – also known as

hampshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk • 01420 588 671

Real food-lovers should make a date with the Hampshire

the Mid Hants Steam Railway – which runs real ale and dining trains throughout the year (see page 24)

Hampshire’s finest

Don’t despair if your visit doesn’t quite coincide with Winchester’s

fabulous Farmers’ Market. You can still sample the best of Hampshire’s finest local produce by calling into numerous farm shops, delicatessens and restaurants across the district such as The Chesil Rectory and No 5 Bridge Street. Hampshire Fare’s free guide to local producers of food, drink and craft in the county will help you seek out the best the region has to offer, and includes details of foodie events throughout the year. Simply call 02380 733 830 or visit hampshirefare.co.uk to request your copy.

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River Cottage pork belly with noodles, coriander and tomatoes Firstly cut between the bones to release the individual ribs. Place in a stockpot with the spring onion tops, garlic, ginger, chilli, coriander stems and lime zest. Pour over 1 litre water and bring to a gentle simmer over a medium heat. Cook for 1½ hours. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C/Gas 7.

River Cottage pork belly wit h noodles, coriander and tomatoes 1kg piece free-range bone-in por k belly, cut from the thick end, skin sco red 8–12 spring onions, trimmed, tops reserved 4 garlic cloves, sliced 1 finger-sized piece of root gin ger, thinly sliced 1 medium-hot red chilli, roughl y chopped A large bunch of coriander, sta lks removed and reserved Finely pared zest of 1 large lim e, plus some of the juice A pinch of sugar Tamari or soy sauce, to taste 2–3 nests of dried egg noodle s (about 200g) A drop of rapeseed or sesame oil 200g cherry tomatoes A pinch of sugar Sea salt and black pepper

Place the boned pork, skin side up, in a suitably sized roasting tin. Season it well with salt and pepper and cook in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the skin starts to blister. Turn the heat down to 150°C/ Fan 130°C/Gas 2 and add ½ glass of water to the roasting tin. Cook the pork for a further 3 hours. Pass the stock through a fine sieve into a clean pan. Season with salt, a good pinch of sugar, tamari or soy and lime juice to taste.

Remove the pork from the oven and allow it to rest while you cook the noodles. The full recipe features in “River Cottage A to Z”, published by Bloomsbury, and available from rivercottage.net.

Food from the chalk streams Great Country Pubs: South East England has its share of quintessential country inns providing visitors with excellent accommodation, seriously great seasonal food, local ales, picture postcard locations and unique character in abundance. So next time you’re looking for that special place to rest your head or get out and about in the South East, greatcountrypubs.com

The River Itchen, which runs through the heart of the Winchester District, and the River Test to the south west of Winchester are famous for the wild brown trout and rainbow trout which thrive in their ‘gin-clear’ fast-flowing waters. You can sample these delicious fish at numerous pubs and restaurants in the area.

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Rick Stein Singap or

e chilli crab

Singapore chilli crab

2 x 900 g (2 lb) cooked crabmeat 4 tablespoons grou ndnut or sunflowe r oil 4 fat garlic cloves, finely chopped 2.5 cm (1 inch) fre sh root ginger, fine ly chopped 4 tablespoons tom ato ketchup 3 medium-hot, re d, Dutch chillies, finely chopped 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce 150 ml (5 fl oz) wa ter A few turns of the black pepper mill 2 spring onions, cu t into 5 cm (2 inch ) pieces and finely shredded lengthways

Serves 4 Method Heat the oil in a large wok. Add the crabmeat and stir-fry for 3 minutes, adding the garlic and the ginger after 1 minute. Add any juices from the back shell, the tomato ketchup, red chillies, soy sauce, water and black pepper. Cover and simmer over a medium heat for 5 minutes if the crab is fresh or 2 – 3 minutes if using cooked crab. Spoon the crab on to 1 large plate or 4 soup plates, sprinkle over the shredded spring onions and serve straight away.

Recipe Courtesy of BBC Books, Rick Stein Taste of the Sea 1996. image © David Griffen Rick Stein, 7–8 High Street, Winchester • rickstein.com

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Fresh fish, simply cooked

Set lunches 2 courses £19.95 | 3 courses £24.95

Rick Stein, Winchester 7 High Street, Winchester, S023 9JX

To book a table call 01962 35 35 35 or book online www.rickstein.com

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Westgate Pub & Rms

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Find us on: The Westgate Pub & Rooms 2 Romsey Road Winchester SO23 8TP 01962 820 222 info@westgatewinchester.com www.westgatewinchester.com City Centre Map E7

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Great coffee. Delicious snacks and light meals served in a friendly, contemporary environment with ample seating in the cafe and on the courtyard. 1-2 Walcote Place, High Street, Winchester SO23 9PS 01962 867 636 www.eatdrinkandbe.com

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WINCHESTER’S

Corner House, 71 North Walls, Winchester SO23 8DA

St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5BE

T: 01962 827779 E: ch@littlepubgroup.co.uk

T: 01962 861288 E: sjt@littlepubgroup.co.uk

The Green Man 53 Southgate Street, Winchester SO23 9EH

The Mucky Duck 84 Hyde Street, Winchester SO23 7DW

T: 01962 866809 T: 01962 868144 E: gm@littlepubgroup.co.uk E: md@littlepubgroup.co.uk

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The King Alfred 11 Saxon Road, Winchester SO23 7DJ T: 01962 854370 E: ka@littlepubgroup.co.uk


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ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCES FOR FOOD AND DRINK LOVERS IN AND AROUND WINCHESTER

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Tom’s Deli

Take a break from your day and enjoy a great Italian experience at this family restaurant in Winchester. 56 St George’s St, Winchester SO23 8AH 01962 840595 toms@tomsdeliwinchester.co.uk /tomsdeliwinchester Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner snacks, and coffee Open Monday 8.30am – 6pm Tuesday – Saturday 8.30am – 9.30pm Sunday closed Food served 12pm–3pm & 6pm–9.30pm

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Forte Kitchen is an independent restaurant on Parchment Street, Winchester. Serving rustic British food, from locally sourced produce, in a relaxed friendly environment. A secret haven perfectly placed next to the busy high street. Our kitchen is at the heart of everything we do. Simple food is prepared and cooked with love and passion, creating exciting, flavoursome food without any fuss or frills. We want people to enjoy our food as much as we enjoy cooking it. So, come and join us any day of the week for our famous breakfasts, amazing lunches, and afternoon teas with freshly baked scones, homemade jam and clotted cream and Forte signature macarons. Forte Kitchen, 78 Parchment St, Winchester SO23 8AT Opening times: Mon – Fri 8am–4pm, Sat 9am–5pm and Sun 9am–4pm Kitchen service times: Breakfast daily until 11am, Lunch daily 12pm – 3.30pm

01962 856 840 hello@fortekitchen.co.uk www.fortekitchen.co.uk @Fortekitchen /Forte-Kitchen

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Hambledon Vineyard is the oldest commercial vineyard in England, founded in 1952 when Major General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones planted the first vineyards. 47 years later in 1999, the current managing director, acquired a somewhat neglected vineyard with a view to restoring it to its former glory.

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Today Hambledon comprises over 60 acres of vineyards and a new state-of-the-art, fully gravity fed winery that was opened in July 2013 by HRH Duchess of Cornwall. Aside from the onsite sparkling winemaking activities, Hambledon Vineyard regularly opens its doors. Visitors can experience ‘behind the scenes’ tours in the vineyard’s beautiful setting in the South Downs. Open for conferencing, weddings and tours.

02392 632 358 Jessica.mead@hambledonvineyard.co.uk www.hambledonvineyard.co.uk City Centre Map F7

WINCHESTER’S SPECIALIST JAPANESE RESTAURANT “A standard bearer bringing London quality to Winchester” HARDEN’S GUIDE Tel: 01962 890 895 www.KyotoKitchen.co.uk 70 Parchment Street, Winchester, SO23 8AT

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Lost in Au s

Lost in Austen To commemorate one of the city’s most celebrated residents, we have created the “Lost In Austen”, inspired by “Cherries en Chemise”, a sweet Georgian treat which helped to mend a broken heart. Made with Italian cherry and almond liqueurs, it has a fruity and nutty flavour ... imagine a combination of frangipane tart and cherry sherbert. Delicious!

ten 40ml San gue Morla cco 35ml Ama retto 50ml lemo n juice 20ml egg white Maraschin o cherry to garn

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Cheers! Gary and Marcus – Cabinet Rooms Method: Put all the ingredients into a shaker, with the spring from your hawthorn strainer. Shake up vigourously. Remove the spring, fill your shaker with ice and shake vigourously again. Fine strain into a coupe and serve garnished with a cherry. Recipe and image © Cabinet Rooms 2016

No. 5 Poached cod tagine chermoula, chickpeas, roasted red peppers, coriander A delicious poached cod tagine, marinated in dry white wine and chermoula, and served with chickpeas, roasted red peppers and coriander. See visitwinchester.co.uk for the full details of the recipe. Recipe and image © No. 5 Bridge Street 2016

‘I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.’ JANE AUSTEN

50ml Beefeater 24 10ml fresh orange 10ml fresh lemon chon Syrup 20ml Lapsangsou

The Green Man: Smokey Lady Beefeater’s premium pour –beefeater 24 with the addition of a strong brew of smokey lapsang souchon tea. The smokiness of the tea is a great balance to the strong citrus flavour in the cocktail. The perfect winter cocktail evoking memories of lazy evenings and open fires. Recipe and image © The Green Man 2016

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eat-in | take-out | reservations wagamama winchester century house, jewry street phone | 01962 896234

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THE

W ILLIA M WA L K E R Drop by & visit the iconic pub flying the flag for the legend that is William Walker. The pub creates the feel of a casual quality, with an extensive range of modern craft beers, real ales, fine wines and cocktails. Dining at the William Walker is a sociable affair, as the talented kitchen team creates modern and classic dishes that will challenge the best menus of the “Foodie” capital of the south of England, with locally sourced ingredients & quality cuts of meat cooked to order.

34 The Square, Winchester SO23 9EX • 01962 807 500 • williamwalker@fullers.co.uk williamwalkerwinchester.co.uk williamwalkerpub williamwalkerpub @williamwpub City Centre Map F8

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THE BOMBAY SAPPHIRE DISTILLERY AT LAVERSTOKE MILL IS 15 MILES FROM WINCHESTER, AND HOME TO ALL BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN

Book your gin experience today:

distillery.bombaysapphire.com ENJOY AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF the Hosted and Self-Discovery experience using the code ‘Visit10’. Expires 31st March 2018. For full terms and conditions please see our website.

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Festivals in Winchester Discovering the arts in Winchester

Home to the University of Southampton’s renowned School of Art, Winchester has a vast selection of venues, many housed in buildings of architectural interest. The Theatre Royal Winchester, an Edwardian gem, has been sensitively restored with a modern twist, to provide an elegant setting for classic plays, children’s theatre, music, dance and stand-up comedy. Winchester’s Discovery Centre on Jewry Street contains two exhibition spaces: The Gallery, showcasing exhibitions of national and regional interest, and City Space for heritage and art exhibitions drawing

Culture lovers will find plenty to occupy them in Winchester. The city is home to a wealth of accomplished artists, designers and craftspeople and hosts a variety of festivals. You can enjoy an eclectic mix of comedy, music and drama as well as a vibrant mix of live performances, breathtaking street art, exhibitions, talks, catwalk shows, concerts and theatre. Visit festivalsinwinchester.co.uk for all the details.

on local themes.

Music festivals grace the Winchester district in the summer: Between 6 – 8 July 2017 you can catch Blissfields: a laid back music festival located on Vicarage Farm in Woodmancott. It features excellent local acts, local produce and arts and crafts stalls. The music varies in genre so there’s something for everyone, including families. See blissfields.co.uk. The Boomtown Fair (see image left) will return to the Matterley Estate for its ninth year (10–13 August 2017). Based on an entire mock city, the heavily themed family-orientated festival plays host to hundreds of artists from around the world performing in over 30 completely outrageous themed venues and stages: boomtownfair.co.uk

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FE S T I VA L S I N W I N CH E S T ER You can enjoy an eclectic mix of comedy, music and drama at the Railway Inn and Tower Arts. Not to be outdone, the Chesil Theatre Company stages dramatic productions in a 12th century church, while the Everyman Cinema occupies a converted military chapel: with state-of-

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the-art projection and sound and luxurious Parisian-style seating, it’s a far cry from your average multiplex. But perhaps the most awe-inspring auditorium for an evening’s entertainment is the cathedral itself, where you can hear classical music concerts throughout the year, some of them free. Modern art and striking architecture sit side-by-side with historic buildings, monuments and museums in the ancient capital of England.

Winchester buzzes all year round with high season for festivals now stretching from April to November. Locals will tell you there’s something happening every day of the year. Winchester was awarded a purple flag for its safe, vibrant nightlife.

The Square in Winchester (City Centre Map, page 88, E8) now showcases 19 colourfully painted bollards featuring designs taken from iconic paintings by artists such as Klimt, Picasso and David Hockney. Based on an original idea proposed by Winchester’s Hat Fair founder Jonathan Kay, the bollards are painted by local artists from The Colour Factory, Jenny Muncaster and Rachael Alexander (see thecolourfactory.org.uk). The project is sponsored by Winchester City Council, Winchester BID and local businesses.

See the film on YouTube at youtube.com/VisitWinchester

Postcards featuring pictures of the bollards are available from the tourist information centre.

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The art of bollards


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WINCHESTER

Box Office 01962 840 440

theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

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Winchester discovery centre Library | Gallery | Shop | Theatre Cafe | Bar | Events | Free Wi Fi Tourist information

www.hants.gov.uk/library www.hants.gov.uk

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Christmas Market and Ice Rink

Boomtown

Fashion Week

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Winchester Festival

Comedy Festival

Hat Fair


2017 Events at a glance JANUARY Jan – Dec

14–15 Jan 14 Jan – 5 Mar 28 Jan

Jane Austen Exhibition and Special Events, Winchester Cathedral Splendiferous Science Weekend, Winchester Science Centre The Romantic Thread in British Art Exhibition, The Gallery at the Winchester Discovery Centre Annual Mayor’s Charity Quiz, Guildhall

FEBRUARY 3 Feb

4–5 Feb 4–5 Feb 6–12 Feb 17–19 Feb 18–19 Feb 25 Feb

MARCH 2–5 Mar 4 Mar 4 Mar 9–10 Mar 12 Mar 17–18 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 26 Mar

APRIL

8–23 Apr 14–17 Apr

Winchester Comedy Festival presents A Comedy Gala Save Winchester City Mill fundraising campaign launch Dinosaur Weekend, Winchester Science Centre Winchester Cocktail Week Spring Gala, Watercress Line Children of Winchester Festival Hampshire Pride

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Theatre Royal Winchester Magic of Motown, Guildhall Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show, Winchester Science Centre LipService in Mr Darcy Loses The Plot, Theatre Royal Winchester Spring Wedding Fair, Marwell Hotel Winchester Real ale & Cider Festival, Guildhall Comic Con, Winchester Discovery Centre Sunday Gun Firing, Fort Nelson Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch, Holiday Inn

Easter Bunny Hop Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Winchester City Mill 14–23 Apr Day Out With Thomas, Watercress Line 18–19 Apr The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Theatre Royal Winchester 24 Apr St George’s Day Parade 24–29 Apr Winchester Fashion Week 28 Apr – 1 May Winchester Chamber Music Festival

MAY

13 May – 24 Jul The Mysterious Miss Austen Exhibition,The Gallery at the Winchester Discovery Centre 20 May Winchester MayFest 21 May Watercress Festival, Watercress Line 27 May – 4 Jun Marwell’s Marvellous Mini Beasts (Title TBC), Marwell Zoo 27 May Gin Festival, Guildhall 29–30 May King Alfred Bus Day

JUNE

1 Jun 5 Jun 9 Jun 10–11 Jun 16–18 Jun 18 Jun 24 Jun 30 Jun – 2 Jul 8 Jun – 30 Sep

JULY

1–31 Jul 1–2 & 7–9 Jul 6–8 Jul 7–15 Jul 16 Jul 16 Jul 16 Jul 18 Jul 21–23 Jul

Live Music; Wheatus, Guildhall Race for Life Alresford Music Festival War on the Line, Watercress Line Winchester Writers’ Festival On Parade, Peninsula Barracks Winchester Armed Forces Day Hat Fair Inspired by the Word (contemporary art exhibition with Jane Austen theme), Winchester Cathedral

Hampshire Food Festival 50th Steam Gala, Watercress Line Blissfield Music Festival Winchester Festival ‘The Pantaloons’ Open-Air theatre ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Avington Park Winchester Pedal Paddle Pace Triathlon (Macmillan) Bus Rally, Watercress Line Jane Austen 200 Anniversary Evensong, Winchester Cathedral Winchester Science Festival

Please note dates are subject to change, please check visitwinchester.co.uk for up to date details.

AUGUST 3–6 Aug 5–6 Aug 5–13 Aug 10–13 Aug 19–20 Aug 27 Aug

SEPTEMBER 2 Sep 7–10 Sep 10 Sep 16–17 Sep 21–24 Sep 23 Sep 30 Sep & 1 Oct

OCTOBER TBC 5–8 Oct 21–29 Oct 28 Oct 28–29 Oct

Alresford Agricultural Show Heritage Open Days Wickham Taste of Wickham Watercress Line Open Weekend Winchester Jazz Festival Michaelmas Fair, Hospital of St Cross Hampshire Harvest Weekend, Winchester Cathedral

Oktoberfest, Guildhall Winchester Winchester Comedy Festival Halloween Festival (title TBC), Marwell Zoo Beaulieu Fireworks Spectacular Wizard Weekend, Watercress Line

NOVEMBER TBC 4–12 Nov 11 Nov 16 Nov 24–25 Nov 17 Nov – 20 Dec

Winchester Bonfire and Fireworks Winchester Short Film Festival Walk the Line, Watercress Line Winchester Christmas Lights Switch On Winchester Wine Festival Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market (Dates TBC) 17 Nov – 3 Jan Winchester Cathedral Ice Rink (Dates TBC) 18 Nov –24 Dec Christmas at Marwell Zoo (Dates TBC) 24 Nov Forever Jackson Tribute Night, Holiday Inn

DECEMBER TBC

2–3, 9–10, 16–24 Dec 5 Dec–1 Jan For a snapshot of what you can enjoy throughout the year, watch our films at youtube.com/VisitWinchester

Wickham Folk Festival Beaulieu Supercar Weekend Days out with Thomas, Watercress Line Boomtown Cheese and Wine Festival Graze Festival

4 & 11 Dec 26–27 Dec

Santa’s Grotto, Winchester Tourist Information Centre Santa Specials, Watercress Line Peter Pan Pantomime, Theatre Royal Winchester Winchester Speakers Festival Christmas Leave, Watercress Line

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is the South of England’s leading interactive science and technology centre. A self-funded educational charity, it is a leader in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, and is home to 100+ hands-on science exhibits and the largest standalone planetarium in the UK. It welcomes more than 173,000 visitors each year, including 37,000 school children. We spoke to Ben Ward, the new CEO to find out more about his plans for the future of this popular visitor attraction.

A Winchester Life Ben Ward My week always starts the same – I meet with my assistant Laura,

season as we are extending it to cover the half term periods for

who does a fantastic job ensuring I attend every meeting fully prepared.

our surrounding counties.

We then have a Monday management meeting for all the department heads to get together to review the previous week and look ahead towards big events.

If I am not meeting with the senior management team, I usually find myself visiting potential sponsors or donors as we try to raise additional funds for the charity. This means I am fortunate enough to visit some

We are currently looking ahead to our February half term offer, which

really interesting places – meeting with leaders in the Science and

is great fun as we get to hear about the demonstrations the Education

Technology field, their offices tend to be pretty exciting places.

team have developed around the topic of Light. It’s set to be a bumper

My route to becoming Chief Executive of Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is quite an unusual one. I have always had a huge interest in science and technology, but I come from an arts and business background and worked as Head of Operations here for three years before taking on my present role. This has given me an excellent footing for dealing with the varied day I usually have. I had already been involved with visiting universities, learning about the ground-breaking research they are conducting, and how Winchester

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A W I N CH E S T ER L I FE As for other exhibits – Stem Cell Mountain and The Colon Café are favourites – I designed both so I have a somewhat fatherly feeling about them. We collaborated with the teams at University of Southampton and the University of Reading respectively to create these, and many other exhibits in the Science Centre. I sometimes wonder when the day actually finishes. I am lucky that I live very close to the Science Centre, and therefore, I tend to stay on a bit later and get as much out of the day as I can before dashing home to see my two children at bedtime. It is a lovely place to work Science Centre could communicate that to young people through interactive science exhibits. We are just starting to work on a new engineering themed zone and I

with a genuinely committed group of people, who all want to make a difference. That really helps at the end of a long day, as I am not usually alone in the office after dark. But if I do happen to leave late we are in the South Downs National Park – a dark sky reserve that’s fantastic for a spot of stargazing as I walk to the car.

have to try really hard to not get

Before hitting the hay, I can

my hands dirty building things in

usually be found reading a book

the workshop!

from our Science Bookshop. I think I must be the Bookshop’s best

We have also just built a new

customer and I am currently

exhibit based on Google Earth

reading ‘The Universe in Your

that has been funded by the UK

Hand’ by Christophe Galfard.

Space Agency and represents

Reading about the universe

what astronaut, Tim Peake could

helps me to unwind at the end

have seen from the Cupola; the

of the day – even if it is

window looking down from the

about science!

International Space Station. Tim Peake has made a huge impact on space exploration and is a real inspiration to young people – not least, as he has become a champion of the STEM ambassador programme. This is a nationwide scheme for anyone who works in Science, Technology, Engineering and

For opening times please see the website:

Maths to volunteer and help inspire young people

winchestersciencecentre.org

to choose a STEM career. It is a nationwide programme and Winchester Science Centre manages the initiative for South Central England. We work with over 3,000 volunteers, who give up their time to work with children.

General Admission (including gift aid): Adult

£12

Senior/Students £9.60

Child (3–16) Child (age 0–2 yrs)

£8.40 Free

Planetarium show from £2.80

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Explore the heart of Hampshire City of fresh air Many first time visitors to Winchester are often surprised by its closeness to the countryside, and the floral parks and tranquil waterways. Within the city itself you will find gardens and parks which provide the perfect opportunity for some time out from the city. 

‘England as it used to be’ The Winchester district is located in the heart of rural Hampshire – stretching down as far as Portsdown Hill in the South, it nestles between Test Valley to the West and the South Downs National Park to the East. Soft rolling hills, woodlands, rivers, market towns and villages (see pages 58–70) all conspire to give the visitor a lasting impression of experiencing ‘England as it used to be’.

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Did you know? Winchester city centre is spectacularly transformed by Homecoming Parades that assemble at The Guildhall for a reception by the Mayor of Winchester.

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An important residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchester since Anglo-Saxon times, the surviving ruins date largely from the 12th century work of Bishop Henry of Blois (1129–71). In September 1141, during the Civil War between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda, the besieged defenders of Wolvesey set fire to and destroyed most of Winchester whilst holding off Matilda’s force.

Winchester One of King Alfred’s defensive ‘burhs’, Winchester was established as refuge and strong point to resist the Danish invaders. A raiding army had destroyed the settlement in 860AD but the old Roman town walls were refurbished and a new street system was laid out inside the walls. These intramural streets (such as North Walls) were laid with the intention of rushing troops to threatened parts of the walls. The town’s walls were largely dismantled by the end of the 18th century.

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Erected in 1905, located near the junction of Jewry Street and St George’s Street in Winchester, this landmark commemorates the 450,000 horses killed in the South African War of 1899-1902.

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Just months after 1066 and Winchester’s surrender, William the Conqueror ordered the construction of a castle within the city walls. Winchester Castle became one of the great fortresses of medieval England. It was maintained and enhanced until 1645 when it was besieged, captured by Cromwell, and eventually demolished. The Great Hall, built between 1222 and 1235, is the only substantial surviving part of the medieval castle. A drawing of Winchester made by Willem Schellinks in 1662 shows the slighted castle as a still imposing ruin overlooking the city. On-site interpretation panels and displays tell the story of the castle.

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Winchester Cathedral enshrines a long history of military service and sacrifice. It contains major memorials (including the Rifle Brigade Centenary Window), monuments to illustrious military leaders, and many inscriptions recording the deaths of individual soldiers in both famous and lesserknown campaigns. It houses the laid up colours of several local regiments, and also Books of Remembrance for units including The Royal Hampshire Regiment, The Rifle Brigade and the Merchant Navy. The cathedral itself is no stranger to conflict – the West Window testifies to a violent incursion by Parliamentary troops during the Civil War and Bishop Peter Mews, a Royalist spy identified by the number 757, was Winchester’s equivalent of James Bond. Special military-themed tours can be booked through the website. www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

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Did you know? Hampshire Record Office offers help to people looking to trace their ancestry via army records. Go to www3.hants.gov.uk/ archives/hals-collections/armyrecords.htm to find out more.

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15 Victoria Cross medals are currently on display in Winchester Military Museums. Further medals of Wintonians who have been awarded this honour are also on display in the Imperial War Museum.

The city offered the site of the castle to Charles II who paid his first known visit in 1682. A scheme was developed for a park and a ‘noble Palace, sufficient like Windsor, for a summer residence for the whole Court’. Construction of the palace, Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and influenced by Versailles, began in 1683 but ended on the death of Charles in 1685. ‘The King’s House’, little more than a carcass of a house, served as a prison for 5,000 French soldiers during the Seven Years’ War from 1757 to 1764 and from 1778 to 1785 during the American War of Independence. From 1792 to 1796 it was home to refugee clergy from Revolutionary France before becoming an army barrack in same year. The King’s House was eventually destroyed by fire on the night of 19th December 1894. Some parts of Wren’s palace were reused in the replacement building which was ready for the army by 1904 and later renamed Peninsula Barracks, see 7b The army remained in occupation up to 1983.

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Winchester College

Founded in 1382, Winchester College has the longest unbroken history of any English school. Whilst WWI claimed the lives of over 500 old Wykehamists, a further 275 died in World War II. Officially opened in 1924, the War Cloister was designed by Sir Herbert Baker to commemorate those who had lost their lives. Notable Old Wykehamists with a military career who were all awarded the Victoria Cross include Dennis George Wyldbore Hewitt (18971917); Charles Doughty-Wylie (1868-1915); Daniel Burges (1873-1946); Arthur Forbes Gordon Kilby (1885-1915); and Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding (1882-1970). Please see www.winchestercollege.org/guided-tours for details of regular guided tours around the College, and for tours of War Cloister.

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Venta Belgarum was founded around AD70 with earth and timber defences. In the late 2nd century the defences were rebuilt with a new earthen bank and ditch that, for the first time, fully enclosed the urban area. The ramparts were strengthened in the early 3rd century with a masonry wall about 3m thick. The succession of defences can be seen in the model in the City Museum . The same line of the walls continued to be followed up to the 18th century when great lengths of the walls were demolished. The short lengths that survive are mainly post-Roman though the fragment behind the grill in the weirs is part of the core of the Roman wall.

Now a museum, the Westgate was built to be one of the defensible gateways in Winchester’s city walls, first established by the Romans in the first century AD. The line of the walls remained unaltered throughout later times and, though the Westgate’s present structure is medieval and dates mainly from the 12th to 14th centuries, it is thought to stand on the site of the earlier Roman gate. The west wall was entirely rebuilt in the 14th century when a whole series of new defences was added in view of a possible invasion from France. The works included a portcullis, machicolations, gun ports and possibly a drawbridge. The two inverted keyhole gunports, intended for primitive hand cannons, are amongst the earliest pieces of architectural evidence for the use of artillery in this country. The Westgate is open weekends in the afternoon between February and October.

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Located directly opposite Normandy, Hampshire was the springboard for ‘Operation Overlord’, the code name for the Allied Invasion of Europe in World War II. The county became a vast armed camp full of allied troops encamped in towns, villages and woods. Winchester’s newly-built bypass became a giant tank park and camp for British and American troops. Even Peninsula Barracks in the city was taken over by the Ninth US Infantry Division see 12 overleaf for more information on their stay. It was here that American troops were reviewed by Churchill and Eisenhower. (See 13 and 14 overleaf for more details)

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Winchester has a rich and varied military history. From Iron Age forts, to Civil War sites, through two World Wars to the completion a Nuclear bunker sited at Twyford - the district’s military stories span centuries of history.

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If you are interested in finding out more about the military history of Winchester, ancient and modern, then follow these two informative trails – one based in the city and one taking you further afield.

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Public Transport For detailed information contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or go to www.traveline.info

Refreshments The route is served well by pubs, cafés, and restaurants. A few to mention are:

CHURCHES Discover the historic churches in the Meon valley self-guided walks and cycle rides

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Nestling at the heart of the Hampshire countryside, the Meon Valley is the gateway to the contrasting landscapes of rolling chalk hills and river valleys unique to this stretch of England. This self-guided trail combines the superb scenery of the valley with the opportunity to discover of some of the county’s historically most important churches, offering the visitor an insight into the development of church architecture from Saxon to late Victorian times. The churches, from the Norman All Saints’ at East Meon in the north to the Saxon and later church at Titchfield in the south, are described individually on the inside of this

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Unlock the secrets of the rural heart of the county: We’ve created several ready-made trails and itineraries to help you get more from your visit. Whether you are an Austen enthusiast, a cricket buff or a dedicated fan of a circular walk that encompasses historical landmarks and quirky churches, there is something for you. See page 9 for the full range of trail leaflets available and find out why 69% of prospective guests extend their stay in Winchester having looked into what the possibilities are in and around the district.

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Breathtaking: Follow the selfguided Sunset Walk from the tourist information centre up St Giles Hill to be rewarded with a sweeping vista of the city.

A brief history of cricket in Winchester

Winchester College’s cricketing legacy Bishop Ken, a scholar of the college, recorded that he was fond of the game when he was a boy in the 1650s and 60s. In 1845, a college team was reputed to have been surprised when they played a Basingstoke team who won the match by using a catapult instead of a bowler. Regular matches between Winchester, Eton and Harrow began in 1825.

The history of cricket in the city of Winchester closely mirrors the changes in its evolution. At the time that Robert Matthew wrote his poem in 1647 which refers to Winchester’s College pupils playing on St Catherine’s Hill, it was a casual sport played by boys. By the 1770s, Winchester was regularly fielding adult cricket teams: it is recorded that in 1774 Winchester refused to allow Bishop’s Waltham to finish a match on Twyford Down although only six runs were needed. Rather than throw the match away, the Waltham players stayed overnight and subsequently warned other teams against playing such unreasonable opponents. In 1796 we know that a match took place between the tradesmen of Winchester and the tradesmen of Southampton, marking the shift in the game from a children’s game to an adult’s sport, popular with working men. Another match between local tradesmen was recorded in 1856 at Oliver’s Battery when a team representing the town north of the High Street played against another from the south side. As the game became more popular, its following among the gentry grew and this is reflected in the number of Winchester College pupils who rose to prominence in the sport. We take a look at some of these noted players…

William Lillywhite b1792*

Harry Altham (b 1888)

The Ashton Brothers

Frederick William Lillywhite was one of the great bowlers of the nineteenth century

Harry was among the best known personalities in the world of cricket. He played, legislated, test selected and was a historian and a coach for 30 years. A master and cricket coach in Winchester, he was also part of a family of first class cricketers

"We thank thee, we praise thee, we bless thee O Lord, for Hubert, Percy, Gilbert and Claude," - so goes the old Winchester College song, and for good reason. Sporting prowess ran in the Ashton family - all four brothers were Blues at Cambridge and also excelled in football. Gilbert, Hubert and Claude all captained the university team in the three consecutive seasons from 1921 to 1923.

He was coach to college teams in the early 1850s, including preparing the boys for their annual end of term matches at Lords against Eton and then Harrow. He lead the revolution which moved bowling from underarm (‘Hambledon style’) to round-arm where the ball and hand must not be higher than the shoulder. With his sons he founded Lilywhite’s in Piccadilly London.

In 1926, while in Winchester, as a college master, he wrote ‘The History of Cricket’, one of the earliest defintitive works and it is still a major reference work today. His great legacy is the formation of national coaching schemes.

Awarded the Military Cross in the first world war, Hubert (1892-1979) went on to play for Essex scoring more than 1,000 runs in both 1921 and 1922. He was knighted in 1959 in recognition of his services as an MP.

Excerpt from the Cricket leaflet *Image by Unknown Artist c 1850, William Lillywhite. By permission of the Warden and Scholars of Winchester College

“And when the game's o'er, and our fate shall draw nigh (for the heroes of cricket, like others, must die), Our bats we'll resign, neither troubled nor vex'd, and give up our wickets to those that come next.”

Douglas Robert Jardine (1900-1958)

Hubert Doggart OBE (b.1925)

Mansoor Ali Khan ‘Tiger’ Pataudi (b.1941)

As an English cricketer and captain of the England cricket team in the early 1930s, Jardine, an Old Wykehamist (the name given to Winchester College alumni) is perhaps best known for captaining the English squad during its 1932-33 Ashes tour of Australia.

Hubert Doggart was educated at Winchester College and King's College, a Cambridge blue in five different sports and captain in four.

Born into an Indian royal household, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi completed his education at Winchester College after inheriting the titular dignity of Nawab of Pataudi upon his father’s death.

His team employed the controversial ‘body line’ technique (where the bowler deliberately aimed the cricket ball at the body of the batsman), tactics employed to neutralize the opposing Australian batsmen, particularly Don Bradman, and which caused a veritable storm in the cricketing world.

He taught at Winchester College (1950-1972) while maintaining a successful amateur cricket career for Cambridge University and Sussex Cricket Clubs. Doggart went on to represent England in two Test matches in 1950 and has held many offices in sports administration, such as President of the MCC (1981-1982).

After playing for Oxford, he went on to captain the Indian national side at 21 and played 310 matches, scoring 15,425 runs, his highest being 203 (notout). Mansur Khan made his Test debut against England at Delhi in December 1961. Following his retirement, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi became the Indian national cricket coach (1974-75) and later refereed ICC matches.

centre, to the east of St Cross, is

of a nunnaminster founded by

the Iron Age fort of St Catherine’s

King Alfred the Great’s queen,

Hill. This is the site of the first

Ealhswith, are a riot of colour in

settlement in the Winchester

outer close of the cathedral or the Dean Garnier

the summer. Just beyond, the

area and of one of the earliest

Garden (through the archway to the right of the

Weirs Walk takes you alongside

recorded cricket matches, played

cathedral). Another secret corner of greenery is

the fast-flowing Itchen river, past

by Winchester College boys in

Queen Eleanor’s Garden behind the Great Hall.

Wolvesey Castle and on towards the enchanting

1647 – if you want to find out more about

water meadows. It was this idyllic landscape

the origins of cricket in Hampshire, pick

on records of royal gardens of the 13th century,

that inspired Keats to write his ode ‘To Autumn’;

up a copy of Cricket: its evolution in

it is named in honour of Eleanor of Provence

during a stay in Winchester 1819. Pick up a copy

Winchester and Hampshire’s countryside

and Eleanor of Castille, both of whom spent

of Keats: a Winchester walk in the poet’s

(see page 9). A great spot for picnics, you can

time at Winchester Castle. Hyde Abbey Garden

footsteps from the tourist information centre

enjoy fabulous views back towards the city, or

traces the shape of the abbey that was the

(see page 9) to follow his daily route to St Cross,

contemplate the twisting miz-maze cut into

resting place of Alfred the Great, his wife and

‘where the air is worth sixpence a pint’.

the surface of the hill. And if you like a little

their son – three engraved ledger stones show

fauna with your flora, take a walk through the

the locations of their graves.

Winnall Moors nature reserve and Yew Hill

Hampshire also has a strong hi players: the likes of Robin Smit Chris Tremlett and Dimitri Masc their country.

The new Hilton Hotel at the Ag for guests looking for a an indu overlooking the pitch or the stu

Farm Butterfly Reserve. For leafy tranquillity try the lime-shaded

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In 2012 The Rose Bowl was ren been home to many internatio from the old County Ground in with Hampshire from 2000-20 he was joined by fellow Austra Katich, Shane Watson and Stua

In 2006 the Ageas Bowl hosted against Sri Lanka and, following application, was awarded Test v Wales Cricket Board. It hosted i Sri Lanka, in 2011 to a crowd o

In 1923, Claude (19011942, pictured above) succeeded Percy as captain of the university’s cricket team amassing 916 runs and claiming 50 wickets with his medium-pace bowling, together with 21 catches. He played for Essex between 1934 and 1938, his career cut tragically short when he died during a mid-air training accident just before the Second World War.

 Abbey Gardens, on the site

Approximately one mile from the city

When Hampshire County Crick Southampton’s old County Gro that the demands placed upon outgrown the facilities. Thirtee Rose Bowl opened.

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Whiteley Shopping Centre is an exciting shopping venue with over 50 popular high street retailers; the retail area has recently been completely renovated with a new cinema. You can explore the range of shops and restaurants, news and events at whiteleyshopping.co.uk.

Alresford Eight miles to the east of Winchester, Alresford is a handsome town of painted

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well as specialist shops, there’s a surprising number of eateries – traditional and gastro pubs, smart bistros and award-winning tea rooms. Hop on board a powerful locomotive for an unforgettable ten mile steam trip to

10 miles from Alton Station. Tel: 01962 733 810 or go to www.watercressline.co.uk for running times.

from Winchester Tourist Information

Places to visit • shoPPing guide eating out • country Pubs • beautiful walks

By Bus Regular services from Winchester, Southampton, Alton and Petersfield. Tel: 0845 121 0190 or go to www.stagecoachbus.com for information. Cango (rural bus service): Tel: 0845 602 4135 or go to www.cango.hants.gov.uk.

Facilities Toilets (including disabled) in Station Road • Pay and display parking at the railway station is free on Sundays and some Bank Holidays • Pay and display parking at Perins Community School, accessible from Jacklyns Lane and Winchester Road • Take advantage of our 160+ free on-street parking with time limits

Further information Winchester Tourist information centre, Guildhall, High Street, Winchester Hampshire SO23 9GH. Tel: 01962 840 500 | Fax: 01962 850 348 |

Email: tourism@winchester.gov.uk www.visitwinchester.co.uk www.alresford.org | www.alresfordchamber.co.uk | There are also visitor information points at Alresford Station car park, Perins Community School car park and at both bus stops on West Street.

Centre and many of Alresford’s shops.

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Alton on the Mid Hants Railway, or simply step back in time at the superbly restored

The Bell, Alresford

station. The town’s annual Watercress Festival in May celebrates its status as the UK capital of watercress farming. Enchanting riverside walks offer a detour past the watercress beds so (when stocks allow) you can pick

‘There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time.’ JANE AUSTEN

up a souvenir bunch using the honesty box provided. Learn about Alresford’s fascinating history by picking up a free copy of the Alresford Millennium & Alre Valley Trails, detailing two self-guided walks linked in with

Alresford is a foodie paradise. Choose from smart pubs, cosy cafés and buzzing delis.

illustrated boards around the town.

A stroll along the river: The Alresford Millennium Trail links together footpaths around the town and attractive riverside with illustrated boards which give information on the history of Alresford, its inhabitants, wildlife and countryside setting. If you would like to explore a little further then add on the optional loop known as the Alre Valley Trail for an opportunity to see at closer hand some of the beautiful countryside that surrounds Alresford. Download the trails from visitwinchester.co.uk or pick one up from the tourist information centre.

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My view:

Amanda Holden ‘I adored growing up in Bishop’s Waltham and have fond memories of being taken as a small child to feed the ducks on the pond at Bishop’s Waltham Palace, and of picnics in the grounds with my grandmother, parents and little sister. I was always fascinated by the history of the ruins and their association with Cromwell.’

Bishop’s Waltham Twelve miles south east of Winchester lies the Medieval town of Bishop’s Waltham. The bishop of the title was Henry of Blois,

Cromwell’s orders but the extensive ruins are worth a visit today. The town itself has a fine Norman church,

To learn more about the town’s fascinating past take a look round the atmospheric museum, housed

brother of King Stephen, who founded

and a host of boutiques and award-winning

in The Farmhouse at Bishop’s Waltham Palace.

Bishop’s Waltham Palace in the 12th century.

restaurants housed in attractive period

The museum is free of charge and is open at

An important residence of the powerful

buildings. There’s also a vineyard and a

weekends from May to September from 2pm

Winchester bishops, the palace hosted many

working mill nearby. Bishop’s Waltham

until 4pm. To help you explore this rural market

royal visitors including Mary Tudor while she

has many interesting connections with the

town and its nearby countryside pick up a copy

waited for the arrival of her future husband,

Napoleonic Wars; prisoners of war were once

of the new Bishop’s Waltham Pocket Guide

Philip II of Spain, prior to their marriage.

held here, including the French admiral at the

from the tourist information centre or download

The palace was destroyed in 1644 under

Battle of Trafalgar.

it from visitwinchester.co.uk.

A taste of the Test: Just 30 minutes drive from Winchester, the historic market town of Stockbridge lies at the heart of the popular Test Valley. The wide picturesque High Street reflects its early role as part of a drovers road where it was common to see flocks of sheep or herds of cattle being driven through the town. It is now home to art galleries, outdoor pursuit and gift shops, restaurants and pubs. The annual Trout ‘n About food festival on Sunday 6 August celebrates Stockbridge’s link with the River Test and in particular the brown trout. The River Test also provides an opportunity for a casual stroll or a long distance walk. Look out for the Stockbridge Pocket Guide available to download from visitwinchester.co.uk.

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Rural acropolis: For a taste of ancient Greece in the quiet Hampshire countryside, seek out The Grange in the tiny village of Northington. Widely considered as one of the finest Neo-Classical buildings in Britain, although perhaps one of the least known, this 17th century house was entirely refashioned into a Greek temple in 1804 by William Wilkins, architect of the National Gallery. Set in acres of parkland beside a lake fed by a tributary of the Itchen, the result is an astonishing sight but it proved to be an impractical place to live and the house was abandoned. Today, The Grange stands empty, coming to life once a year for the criticallyacclaimed Grange Park Opera festival. See alresford.org for more pictures and information.

Twyford and Shawford

Chesapeake. Wickham enjoys a superb

full of interesting cricket memorabilia. A

If you travel out of Winchester on the B3335

location in the heart of the Meon Valley

leaflet, Exploring Hambledon: the Cradle

you will pass through Twyford, where the

and the vineyard in Wickham, at Shedfield

of Cricket, features three countryside walks.

Edwardian waterworks is open to the public

close by, offers vineyard tours and tastings.

Another publication is also available if you’d

on selected Sundays during the year. There

The Wickham Pocket Guide, encompasses

like to broaden your cricketing pilgrimage.

are also themed open days throughout the

all the information you’ll need to plan your

Start at the site of Winchester’s earliest

summer. Attractions include the original

trip. Pick up a copy from Winchester Tourist

recorded match on

pumping buildings and equipment, a set

Information Centre or download one from

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Public Transport For detailed information contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or go to www.traveline.info

Refreshments The route is served well by pubs, cafés, and restaurants. A few to mention are:

CHURCHES Discover the historic churches in the Meon valley self-guided walks and cycle rides

Greens Restaurant & Bar, Wickham PO17 01329 833 197 Kuti’s Wickham PO17 5DJ 01329 835 353 Lilly’s Wickham, PO17 5JT 01329 830 305 The Kings Head, Wickham PO17 5JN, 01329 832 123

together with a working industrial railway,

Cricket buffs shouldn’t miss nearby

a model boat pond and a nature trail. Call

Hambledon, otherwise known as the

the landmarks of

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‘cradle of cricket’. In the late 18th century,

cricketing history

Hambledon Cricket Club raised the game

to end at the

from Twyford. There are pleasant walks here

‘from a sport to an art’ and established the

Ageas Bowl in West End. For more details

along the river or up onto Shawford Down

rules we know today. There is a memorial

pick up a copy of Cricket: its evolution in

and a popular riverside pub. Shawford is just

to the club on Broadha’penny Down and

Winchester and Hampshire’s countryside

one train stop from Winchester.

the Bat and Ball Inn opposite, which used

from Winchester Tourist Information Centre or

to serve as the pavilion and clubhouse, is

download it from visitwinchester.co.uk

Shawford sits on the other side of the river

Wickham and Hambledon Just four miles away from Bishop’s Waltham is the picturesque village of Wickham. Set around a striking medieval square surrounded by graceful period buildings, it has its own water meadows and is a good place for a stroll. Alternatively you can browse the interesting shops, including those housed in the fascinating Chesapeake Mill (shown right), a Grade II listed watermill constructed from timbers from the US frigate

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This is just a sample of places to stay. For further information go to www.visitwinchester.co.uk or contact Winchester Tourist Information Centre on 01962 840 500.

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Nestling at the heart of the Hampshire countryside, the Meon Valley is the gateway to the contrasting landscapes of rolling chalk hills and river valleys unique to this stretch of England. This self-guided trail combines the superb scenery of the valley with the opportunity to discover of some of the county’s historically most important churches, offering the visitor an insight into the development of church architecture from Saxon to late Victorian times. The churches, from the Norman All Saints’ at East Meon in the north to the Saxon and later church at Titchfield in the south, are described individually on the inside of this

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Further information

Winchester Tourist information centre, Hampshire SO23 Guildhall, High Street, 9GH. Email: tourism@winc Tel: 01962 840 500 | Fax: 01962 Winchester 850 348 www.alresford.org | hester.gov.uk | www.visitwinchester.co.uk information points www.alresfordchamber.co.uk | There at car park and at both Alresford Station car park, Perins are also visitor Community School bus stops on West Street.

If you would like to receive this leaflet in another format, Tel: 01962 840 500 or email: marketin g@winchester.gov.uk

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Plan your trip with the help of two publications: The New Alresford Pocket Guide: ideal for gentle strolling, there’s plenty to see in the town. The Alresford Millennium & Alre Valley Trails: two distinct walks following the river and exploring the history of the town.

Available to download from visitwinchester.co.uk

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Visit STOCKBRIDGE SPEND A DAY IN THIS HISTORIC MARKET TOWN

Discover the historic market town of Stockbridge lying in the heart of the Test Valley. With its wide high street offering an abundance of art galleries, outdoor pursuit and gift shops, restaurants and pubs it’s a popular destination for a day out with lunch and a riverside walk.

Download the guide from visitwinchester.co.uk Call 01962 840 500 or email tourism@winchester.gov.uk

Take a journey into the heart of Hampshire’s glorious countryside and discover delightful Bishop’s Waltham, just 12 miles from Winchester.

Download the guide from visitwinchester.co.uk or contact Winchester Tourist Information Centre to request a copy. Call 01962 840 500 or email tourism@winchester.gov.uk

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Visit WICKHAM SPEND A DAY IN THIS HISTORIC HAMPSHIRE VILLAGE

Explore the historic village of Wickham with its huge medieval square, period buildings, scenic walks and traditional shopping.

Download the guide from visitwinchester.co.uk or contact Winchester Tourist Information Centre to request a copy. Call 01962 840 500 or email tourism@winchester.gov.uk

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Running rabiohead Coastal Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: Hampshire’s sea-faring past has given way to a bustling coastal present, and there is every reason to extend your stay in Winchester to encompass a trip to Southampton, Portsmouth (see right, HMS Victory) or the Isle of Wight. If you are a history lover then there is a rich variety of world-class naval heritage attractions to choose from including Portsmouth’s state-of-the-art Mary Rose Museum. There are plenty of large scale family-friendly attractions on the mainland and on the Isle of Wight to keep the children happy too. Regular ferry and hovercraft crossings with excellent links to buses and trains mean that it’s possible to have a really exhilarating day out at the coast and still be back in Winchester in time for tea.

Beyond the heart of Hampshire Discover ancient forests, rolling green hills and modern cities as well as the Solent coastline, the UK’s premier destination for sailing – perfect for a day trip from your base in Winchester.

National Parks – a double take from a single base Winchester is the gateway to the newly designated South Downs National Park (see pages 58 to 70), and only a stone’s throw from the popular tourist destination, the New Forest. So why not make Winchester your base and explore the varied landscapes these two areas have to offer? Whether it’s staggering views of the Meon Valley from Old Winchester Hill, or privileged glimpses of rare native wildlife, this is the English countryside at its very best.

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Looking for a present? Pop into Winchester Tourist Information Centre for information on the local and surrounding areas and while you are there why not buy your loved one a present.

Get closer to the life and work of the famous author and her family

From postcards to locally produced gin and beer, you can find all sorts of special things

Open daily: March 3rd to December 23rd 2017, 10:30 – 16:30. Extended hours June, July and August. Admission fee charged. Step free access to ground floor and garden.

for your nearest and dearest this year, or maybe a little treat for yourself.

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Maritime Museum & The Buckler’s Hard Story 18th Century Cottages • Woodland Trail • St Mary’s Chapel

Discover Chawton House Library, the ‘Great House’ enjoyed by Jane Austen, once owned by her brother Edward Austen. The beautifully restored and quintessentially English manor house, gardens and parkland are now home to a unique and inspirational collection of women’s writing.

Tea Rooms • Cruise the Beaulieu River (seasonal)

2017 OPENING TIMES – Monday 20 March to Friday 27 October: Monday to Friday: 12–4.30pm, Sundays & Bank holidays: 11am–5pm Last entry 30 minutes before closing

Buckler’s Hard | New Forest | Hants | SO42 7XB Open daily from 10am

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THE HAMPSHIRE AREA OF THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK, PART OF BRITAIN’S NEWEST NATIONAL PARK, IS AN AREA RICH IN LANDSCAPES, WILDLIFE AND CULTURE.

Sitting on Winchester’s doorstep, the Hampshire area of the South Downs National Park is characterised by steep wooded hills and hidden valleys perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. Whether you want to tackle the iconic South Downs Way National Trail or a shorter circular route, there’s no shortage of trails and footpaths taking you through ancient woodland or out onto the high chalk ridges. Escape to the countryside which inspired novelist Jane Austen and naturalist Gilbert White. Here you can discover ancient woodlands and enjoy spectacular views as you explore the open downs and heathlands. Within these landscapes lie bustling market towns and peaceful rural villages, historic houses and the remains of ancient settlements. Why not browse the local shops and be tempted by farmers’ markets, tea rooms and traditional pubs? Leave your car behind and explore quiet country lanes by bike, stopping off to visit local attractions at Chawton, Steep

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and Selborne. You can discover how the landscapes of the South Downs helped to inspire Jane Austen, Edward Thomas, Flora Twort and Gilbert White. If all this fresh air makes you hungry, there’s plenty of good food and hundreds of tempting places to eat. Taste artisan cheeses, preserves or honey at a local delicatessen; try a Hampshire hog roast at a village fête; or buy a bunch of fresh watercress just yards from where it is grown. Or indulge yourself with a meal at one of our award-winning inns, restaurants and cafés with local beer and wine – southdownsfood.org For ideas on where to base yourself during your visit see the ‘Where to stay’ section, which lists quality assessed accommodation offering you a comfortable stay and peace of mind. Or visit our-land.co.uk to find distinctive places to stay that are committed to responsible tourism. There are village fêtes and local events throughout the year. Find out more about what’s happening during your stay in the South Downs National Park at southdowns.gov.uk/enjoying/events


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HISTORY AND HERITAGE INSPIRED BY LANDSCAPE Gilbert White, the 18th century naturalist wrote The Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne. Visit the museum of his life to find out how the flora and fauna of Selbourne inspired him. gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk Jane Austen lived most of her life in Hampshire and is buried in Winchester Cathedral. In 1809 Jane settled in Chawton, where her house is now open to the public. Jane’s brother’s Elizabethan manor house (now Chawton House Library) is nearby. jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk chawtonhouse.org The painter Flora Twort (1893–1985) specialised in watercolours and pastels capturing everyday life in Hampshire. A selection of her work is on display in Petersfield Museum. petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

HISTORIC PLACES TO VISIT Best known for its beautiful gardens, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with sweeping views across picturesque parkland and the South Downs. Twyford Waterworks – an Edwardian pumping station with steam engines and boilers – has a handful of themed open days during the summer, when restored machinery is in operation, and the industrial narrow gauge railway is ‘in steam’. Winchester City Museum (see page 17) tells the story of Winchester’s

You can follow in the footsteps of Hampshire’s literary greats on six self-guided walks, available for download from www.easthants.gov.uk/walking

past from the Iron Age to the present. Star exhibits include the Victorian interior of Foster’s tobacconist shop, taken from the High Street and rebuilt in the museum, complete with box till and ornate tobacco tins. Once the luxurious residence of the wealthy and powerful Bishops of Winchester, Wolvesey Castle’s extensive and impressive ruins date mainly from the 12th century and are situated in the heart of the city of Winchester (see page 13). Petersfield Museum is dedicated to the social, agricultural and industrial history of the area. Displays include archaeological finds, vintage bicycles and memorabilia from local pubs and breweries. Visit Petersfield Heath barrows to see 22 prehistoric burial mounds, the largest concentration of Bronze Age round barrows in the area. See how our ancestors lived 3000 years ago at Butser Ancient Farm, a reconstruction of a typical Iron Age farm. Buildings include a Roman villa, round houses and clunch sheds based on examples found and excavated in England.

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A DAY OUT WITH A DIFFERENCE ON THE DOWNS

IN THE HANGERS

Whether you’re visiting the region for just a few days or a longer

Binswood Forest and Woodland is one of very few remaining

holiday, we have picked out a few of the interesting experiences you

lowland pastures still sustained by traditional grazing of commoners’

can enjoy.

stock. The common was once part of the Woolmer Forest, a royal

The clear spring waters of the rivers Itchen and Meon, both renowned for fly-fishing, carve out deep valleys in the chalk downland

hunting ground, and the mosaic of grassland and ancient oak and beech woodland remains much as it was in medieval times.

creating lush, peaceful wet woodlands and water meadows. Along the

From the Ashford Hangers near Petersfield, 323 acres of wooded

river banks, pretty villages add to the timeless, pastoral feel.

hills known as ‘Little Switzerland’, there are magnificent views of the

The Hampshire Downs are known for top-of-the-world views – from

surrounding countryside.

the crowns of Old Winchester Hill, Butser Hill, Beacon Hill and St

On the chalk scarp there are panoramic views over the lowlands to

Catherine’s Hill you can see for miles across wide rolling fields to the

the east and beyond from the open chalk grasslands of Selborne

sea and the Isle of Wight.

Common. Managed by the National Trust, this Site of Special

In the south of the National Park, the ancient royal Forest of Bere is a mix of woodland, open spaces and heathland, with ponds and streams, as well as farmland and downland.A network of walking

Scientific Interest is rich in wild flowers such as yellow archangel, wood anemone and bird’s nest orchid, and butterflies including the rare purple emperor.

and cycling trails lead you through coppice and woods, ablaze with

The different habitats at Shortheath Common – a large pond, wet

bluebells in the spring.

and dry heath, acid grassland and a quaking bog – support an

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chalk grassland, untouched by modern agriculture.A paradise for butterflies, 34 species are found here, including the brown argus, green hairstreak and chalkhill blue.

Church CHURCHES Trails: Explore the rolling chalk hills and river valleys of the Meon Valley or the unique landscapes along the Itchen River whilst discovering some of the country’s most historically important churches. 50p each. Useful Information Accommodation in the Meon Valley

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An ancient site with Bronze Age pits, Iron Age ramparts and Saxon boundaries, named for the Norman church that once stood here, St Catherine’s Hill Nature Reserve has flower-rich chalk grassland and many rare species of butterflies. Learn about creatures great and small at the 140-acre Marwell Zoo, (page 23) home to over 180 exotic and endangered species in specially created natural habitats and enclosures. marwell.org.uk

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Rocksbury Park Caravan Site Wickham PO17 6JR 0132 9 834 085 Old House Hotel Wickham PO175JG 0132 834 870

Wallops Wood Escapes Droxford SO23 3QY 01489 877 988

This is just a sample of places to stay. For further information go to www.visitwinchester.co.uk or contact Winchester Tourist Information Centre on 01962 840 500.

Public Transport

For detailed information contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or go to www.traveline.info

Refreshments

The route is served well by pubs, cafés, and restaurants. A few to mention are:

Discover the historic churches in the Meon valley self-guided walks and cycle rides

Greens Restaurant & Bar, Wickham PO17 01329 833 197 Kuti’s Wickham PO17 5DJ 01329 835 353

Lilly’s Wickham, PO17 5JT 01329 830 305

The Kings Head, Wickham PO17 5JN, 01329 832 123

The Thomas Lord West Meon, GU32 1LN 01730 829 244

Nestling at the heart of the Hampshire countryside, the Meon Valley is the gateway to the contrasting landscapes of rolling chalk hills and river valleys unique to this stretch of England.

This self-guided trail combines the superb scenery of the valley with the opportunity to discover of some of the county’s historically most important churches, offering the visitor an insight into the development of church architecture from Saxon to late Victorian times. The churches, from the Norman All Saints’ at East Meon in the north to the Saxon and later church at Titchfield in the south, are described individually on the inside of this

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amazing range of creatures, many rare or endangered, including

DISCOVER SCULPTURE ALONG SHIPWRIGHTS WAY

23 different dragonflies, field crickets and water voles. Rare ground

Sculptures by local artist, Richard Perry, are dotted along the

nesting birds the woodlark and nightjar nest here from March to the

Shipwrights Way, telling the stories of the area. Each one has a

end of July – so please do keep to the paths so you don’t disturb them

Quick Response (QR) code which allows you to link online to a

and their young.

variety of information about history and wildlife. The path is open

At the Alice Holt Forest Park there’s plenty to do for all the family. Explore the forest by following the five waymarked trails, including the

to walkers and cyclists and, where possible, horse-riders and people with disabilities.

Easy Access trail, suitable for wheelchairs, and the Cycle Trail. There’s

With seven railway stations along the trail, you can get there easily by

a cafe, BBQ areas and play areas for children. And you can take the

public transport. The route will also form part of the Sustrans National

Go Ape! challenge – a course of rope bridges, zip wires and Tarzan

Cycle Network route 22 linking London to Portsmouth.

swings, exhilarating fun!

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Queen Elizabeth Country Park is Hampshire’s biggest country park, with 2000 acres of woodland and downland, and 20 miles of trails

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for walking, cycling and horse riding. There are special events

Start at Bishop’s Waltham Palace and wind your way

throughout the year and you can try wayfaring and orienteering and

to Upham along a brand new 20-mile cycle trail – with a three

join guided walks.

mile extension to Botley railway station. Enjoy the sights at Marwell

Uncover more of the thought-provoking, entertaining and stimulating activities which are waiting to be enjoyed on our website easthants.gov.uk/tourism

Zoo, St Andrews Church in Owslebury and Stephen’s Castle Down, before heading into Droxford Download a copy of the route at southdowns.gov.uk/enjoying/publications

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MAP OF THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK WALK AND RIDE ON HAMPSHIRE’S TRAILS A series of circular walks and cycle routes across the National Park, all easy to reach by public transport, are available at southdowns.gov.uk/enjoying/outdoor-activities/walks-and-rides. Here are five long distance routes across the National Park in Hampshire: South Downs Way National Trail: An iconic route running from Winchester to Eastbourne, 100 miles. It’s a diverse route offering spectacular views from the South Downs ridge, when planning your visit go to the national trail website nationaltrail.co.uk/southdowns Staunton Way: Discover some of the most uninhabited parts of Hampshire as you walk from Petersfield, across Queen Elizabeth Country Park and over the South Downs to Staunton Country Park, 20.5 miles. Hangers Way: Explore the steep sided wooded ‘hanger’ hills between Alton and Petersfield, 21 miles

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Shipwrights Way: Linking Alice Holt, where medieval timber was grown, to Portsmouth, a ship-building port and now home of the Mary Rose and HMS Victory, 60 miles. Monarch’s Way A 615 mile trail that approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. Around 54 miles of this historic trail go through Hampshire.

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Jane Austen, one of the world’s most famous authors, spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire. Its houses, countryside and people provided the inspiration for many of her novels, literary classics including Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park. 2017 will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. Hampshire Cultural Trust is working with Jane Austen’s House Museum and many other partners across the county to celebrate this extraordinary author’s creativity, talent and life in Hampshire in a year packed with exhibitions, talks, walks, writing competitions and performances. For further information, visit www.janeausten200.co.uk

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With its steep wooded hills and hidden valleys of watercress farms, lavender fields, vineyards, hop gardens and trout-filled streams, its picture-perfect villages and peaceful market towns, the Hampshire Area of the South Downs National Park is one of the loveliest parts of rural England. Hidden between the cathedral cities of Winchester and Chichester, this is great walking, cycling and riding country. Invigorating long-distance trails and circular routes take you through ancient woodlands, and out onto the tops of the South Downs. The beautiful East Hampshire countryside inspired author Jane Austen, poet Edward Thomas and Britain’s first naturalist - Gilbert White, who descibed his home as a ‘rural, sheltered, unobserved retreat’. Jane Austen and Gilbert White’s homes are both open to the public and well worth a visit. And – only 40 miles from London – it’s got a cosmopolitan feel when it comes to places to eat and stay. There are chic green B&Bs, wonderful foodie pubs with open fires, classy restaurants with rooms all serving delicious food, beers and wine from this fertile, fruitful land.

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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.

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Flour milling demonstrations are given every Saturday and Sunday throughout the year as well as Wednesdays during the summer months.

The City Mill has traditionally become regarded as the starting point for the South Downs Way from Winchester, and features an

The City Mill is also the official gateway to the South Downs National Park, providing a wide selection of information for those wishing to explore local walks and the attractions found within the South Downs, including the many historic National Trust properties. Admission

Adults £4.40, Children £2.20, Family £11

Open

1 Jan – 19 Feb 10am–4pm 20 Feb – 29 Oct 10am–5pm 30 Oct – 24 Dec 10am–4pm

exhibit of visitor information as part of a joint venture between the National Trust and the South Downs National Park Authority. The gateway to the South Downs helps visitors to discover more about the unique landscapes and habitats in and around the

Telephone: 01962 870 057 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Note: Last entry 30 mins before closing

National Park and how to access these unique places using sustainable transport. The gateway also features a wide selection of information for those wishing to explore local walks and the attractions found within the South Downs including the many historic National Trust properties. C

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‘I went up to the Great House between 3 & 4, & dawdled away an hour very comfortably…’ JANE AUSTEN (1775-1817), LETTER TO CASSANDRA AUSTEN, 1814

Discover Chawton House Library, the ‘Great House’ enjoyed by Jane Austen, once owned by her brother Edward Austen. The beautifully restored and quintessentially English manor house, gardens and parkland are now home to a unique and inspirational collection of women’s writing.

Discover the house of Jane Austen and her brother in the picturesque village of Chawton.

2017 OPENING TIMES – Monday 20 March to Friday 27 October: Monday to Friday: 12–4.30pm, Sundays & Bank holidays: 11am–5pm Last entry 30 minutes before closing For admission prices, group bookings and events, please see www.chawtonhouselibrary.org or call 01420 541010. *On presentation of this voucher. Excludes special event days and other offers. Valid until 27 October 2017.

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Tour Times SEPTEMBER TO MARCH Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10.15am, 11.30am and 2.15pm Tuesday & Thursday 10.15am and 11.30am

Founded in 1382, Winchester College has the longest unbroken history of any English school.

APRIL TO AUGUST Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10.15am, 11.30am, 2.15pm and 3.30pm Tuesday & Thursday 10.15am and 11.30am Sunday 2.15pm and 3.30pm

Please check website www.winchestercollege.org/guided-tours for any changes. Admission: Adults £8.00 Concessions (Seniors 60+ and full-time students) £7.00 No charge is made for children up to 11 years old. Group tours for parties of 10 or more should be pre-booked. Winchester College Enterprises, SO23 9PE Tel: 01962 621209 | Email: enterprises@wincoll.ac.uk | www.winchestercollege.org

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Guided tours concentrate on the medieval heart of the College and include Chamber Court, the 14th Century Gothic Chapel, College Hall, the 17th Century School, and the medieval cloisters.

Sunday 2.15pm and 3.30pm (Sunday 2.15pm only during December and January)

Daily gun-firing 1pm | Cafe 1871 | Special events

DELICIOUS DAYS OUT Each month the market towns of Alton and Petersfield host a Hampshire Farmers’ Market where you can buy direct from local producers – supporting the people who care for the National Park’s landscapes. Visit hampshirefare.co.uk or visit-hampshire.co.uk/food-and-drink to find out more about the fine food that’s put the county on the map. There are plenty of places to try and buy local food and drink, including farm shops, pubs, restaurants and farmers’ markets. You can even try the South Downs National Park food trails

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around West Sussex and Hampshire. The trails, developed by

Winchester Tourist Information Centre, Guildhall, Winchester. Telephone 01962 840 500. visitwinchester.co.uk /KingAlfWinchester KingAlfWinchester @King_Alf

the South Downs National Park Authority, bring together

Petersfield Tourist Information Centre in the Library, The Square, Petersfield. Telephone 01730 268 829. visitpetersfield.com easthants.gov.uk/tourism /hantssouthdowns

all in one day if you like!

information about a range of local producers so that you can enjoy morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and an evening meal,

Find out more at southdownsfood.org

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Langrish House, a traditional, family run Country House Hotel with large grounds, nestling in the midst of stunning countryside. Fredericks Restaurant has two AA rosettes for fine dining, open for dinner, lunch and afternoon teas. An ideal venue for weddings, parties, conferences and exclusive hire. Dogs welcome by arrangement. Closed: 27 Dec 2016 to 16 Jan 2017 7D 1T £119–£158 (£98–£108 SO) | 1F £149– £188 | 2Sup £149–£168 (£108–£118 SO) | 2Exec £159–£188 (£108–£118 SO) | 13ES | Short break price: £107.50 pppn DB&B

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The Running Horse is full of local atmosphere, fab food and charming accommodation. Offering contemporary style king size or twin bedded rooms around a courtyard, all with en-suite bath/shower rooms. All rooms have flat screen TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee. Ideal for business travellers or those looking for casual breaks.

You’ll receive a warm welcome at The Brick House B&B in Cheriton, where hospitality is part of the fabric of this beautifully updated Victorian house that started life as a pub. The Brick House is a great place to stay when visiting Winchester or exploring the South Downs National Park on foot, by bike or by car.

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Five luxury ground-floor holiday cottages in the South Downs National Park with stunning views and excellent accessibility. All bedrooms can be twin or super kingsize with TV’s and en-suite. With underfloor heating, wood burners and individual gardens with hot tubs, they offer a comfortable year-round base for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Weekly rate: £795–£1525 (excluding Christmas), short breaks available outside of school holidays.

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Set among farm buildings, this cottage was converted from the former milking parlour and dairy. Accommodation: modern kitchen, shower room, sitting/dining room, large double bedroom, ensuite, 2 single bedrooms, Please visit our website. Contact: Malcolm Neal Weekly rate: £425–£675

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Inadown Farm Holiday Homes have been recently developed on the site of our old grain store. Situated in Newton Valence, a beautiful part of the South Downs National Park, the five homes each sleep between 2 and 6 people and have been equipped and furnished to a very high standard. They offer a relaxing retreat for a week, a short break or weekend. Perfect for family and friends who want to be

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This distinctive period house dates back to circa 1900 when it was originally the front office of the Winchester Brewery. The property has since been sympathetically converted to provide a wonderful house which has retained some lovely period features, including wood paneling, picture rails, sash windows and high ceilings. The property is presented in excellent order throughout and boasts an abundance of natural light, which is complemented by a pleasing colour palette. There is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom as well as a fully self contained kitchen and comfortable sitting room. Nightly rates: from £175 a night

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Where to stay Something for everyone Whatever your budget and whatever your style you’re sure to find accommodation to suit you in Winchester or the surrounding countryside.

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Featured in this guide are hotels, B&Bs, cottages, apartments, campsites and plenty more for great ideas on where to stay in Winchester. Choose from a 5 star 17th century country house located in a tranquil haven, a city centre spa hotel or one of our many elegant and cosy B&Bs. Why not try out one of our self catering properties and combine a trip to the city with a few days exploring the surrounding market towns and villages?

Assessments Qualified assessors visit star rated properties regularly, carrying out a routine day visit or an overnight stay. A quality score is awarded for every aspect of the experience, including the comfort of the bed, the quality of the breakfast, the cleanliness and the warmth of the welcome. Our star rated accommodation providers work hard to maintain their star ratings each year and ensure that guests For more information on the VisitEngland and AA assessment schemes, go to enjoyengland.com and theaa.com *Please be aware that the assessment process is continuous so ratings may change during the year.

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Approved accommodation Some of our accommodation providers have chosen to be assessed under the Visit Winchester & Heart of Hampshire Approved Accommodation Scheme. This involves a day visit from a qualified assessor who ensures that the providers are committed to a basic level of hygiene, safety, welcome, comfort and cleanliness.

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If you need more help to make your booking, the tourist information centre team will be happy to assist. Our booking service takes the stress away and lets the team book accommodation on your behalf (please note charges apply) or they can simply provide you with further information. Call 01962 840 500 for further details.

Be sure to book in advance Accommodation in Winchester can become fully booked very quickly especially if there is a large event or festival taking place either in the city or in nearby cities or towns. We strongly advise pre-booking accommodation to ensure you are able to stay at the venue of your choice.

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Prices Prices quoted in this guide are an indication only and are subject to change. You are advised to check prices and facilities when making your booking and also to ask if there are any special offers available. Prices in this guide are per room and include VAT, prices for double rooms are based on two people sharing. Single supplements for one person occupying a twin or double room will often apply. Where single rooms are available they will generally be cheaper than a single occupancy of a twin or double.

Cancellation We strongly advise customers to check the cancellation policy of your accommodation. If you book but subsequently fail to take up your accommodation or if you cancel the proprietor may be entitled to a cancellation fee. We advise all visitors to organise travel insurance for this reason.

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“We have loved visiting some of the sights; Winchester Cathedral, the Great Hall, Westgate Museum, The Hospital of St Cross, Jane Austen’s House in Chawton and spent a day in Portsmouth at the Historic Dockyard. We wouldn’t hesitate to return again and base ourselves in Winchester... You have the best tourist information centre that we have ever encountered and the best Visitor Guide.”

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Location

Due to the historic nature of Winchester many of our accommodation

To help get your bearings all of the accommodation can be found on

establishments are unable to provide fully accessible accommodation.

the maps at the back of this guide. The accommodation covers the city

The tourist information centre team are able to provide advice on

centre and the smaller towns and villages around Winchester.

accommodation facilities and access for visitors with disabilities. Some establishments in this guide feature symbols denoting ground

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floor bedrooms and/or lifts. Please check before making a booking

In the unlikely event that you find cause for complaint, we strongly

that the establishment can cater for your requirements. All access

advise you to take it up with the accommodation provider at the time of

information has been provided by the establishments themselves and

your stay while they have the opportunity to put things right.

has been offered in good faith. Winchester City Council accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies or subsequent changes to facilities.

Group accommodation We happily welcome groups to the city and encourage all group organisers to book their accommodation in advance of their stay. Our

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hotels, University and College campuses are perfect accommodation

overview of our diverse range of hotels and

for large groups while many of our self catering providers can

conference venues.

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Want to see this view? Pick up a copy of the self-guided Keats Walk from the tourist information centre, or download it from www.visitwinchester.co.uk to trace the poet’s steps through the water meadows.

Top ten tips for a greener stay Help us to preserve the special character of the Winchester district by following these few simple steps: 1. Carbon Smart and Green Impact

4. Use online information

7. Use pedal power

When choosing accommodation or

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attractions look for members of our

mobile optimised so you can get visitor

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for cyclists of all abilities. Or hire a bike from

and the new Green Impact scheme,

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indicated in this guide by the symbols above.

information on city centre businesses.

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Winchester is a pedestrian-friendly city –

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operate from Winchester’s Bus Station, conveniently

perfect for exploring on foot. And with

sells local jewellery and crafts – pop in

situated opposite the TIC at the bottom of the High

excellent coach and rail links, London

to see how our creative industries are

Street. Pop into the TIC for advice on routes and

Waterloo is just an hour away by train

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timetables or go to traveline.info or

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stretch your legs and get to know the

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area: the city has plenty to keep you

leave and participate in towel-saving schemes.

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entertained for days, while the district is

dishes which make use of fresh, seasonal

criss-crossed by walking paths and trails.

Hampshire produce and help contribute

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supporting local farmers and small businesses.

information on local walks.

10. Recycle, recycle, recycle If there isn’t a separate recycling bin in your room ask your host to dispose of your recyclable waste in their own recycling bin.

Going the extra mile: The Holiday Inn Winchester is committed to improving its sustainability. The hotel has been awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award twice, a gold Carbon Smart Award and a silver Beautiful South Award for green business practice. Key initiatives include recycling cooking oil, recycling dry goods, replacing bathroom light bulbs with LED lights and purchasing local produce such as fish, meat, mineral water, alcohol and eggs to reduce food miles. The hotel also communicates energy-saving advice to customers so that everyone can make a positive impact on the environment.

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Just ten minutes from Winchester, our delightful B&B is peacefully set in a quiet village with rural views and countryside walks all around. All guest rooms are tastefully furnished with antique pieces and decorated in muted colours. Local produce and eggs from our own hens are served at breakfast. Guests can be collected from Winchester station on request. 1D £80–£90 | 1T £95 | 1F £115–130

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H OT EL S LAINSTON HOUSE, AN EXCLUSIVE HOTEL

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Relaxed, charming and unpretentious are the words that could describe Hotel du Vin, housed in the fine architecture of one of Winchester’s most important Georgian buildings, dating back to 1715. The Hotel du Vin is a perfect base for exploring England’s ancient capital. Wine is, of course, an important element of the hotel with each bedroom being sponsored by a wine house. The 24 individually decorated bedrooms feature superb beds made up with Egyptian cotton, mini-bars and satellite City Centre Map E8 television and air conditioning. The bathrooms, meanwhile, boast power-showers, oversize baths, robes and fluffy towels. All our rooms are suitable for double occupancy with either queen or king size beds.

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Lainston House is a beautiful 17th century country house just two miles from Winchester City Centre. This stunning hotel offers 50 luxurious and individually designed bedrooms as well as the fine dining restaurant, The Avenue, which takes its name from the magnificent mile long avenue of lime trees viewed from your table. Head Chef Olly Rouse’s love of the British larder and his inventive personality along with produce from the hotel’s kitchen garden are evident on the superb menus.

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The Holiday Inn Winchester is the perfect place to stay – modern and contemporary whilst offering all the luxuries you would expect from a four star hotel. Located just two miles from Winchester City Centre with free parking and a large secure bike compound, the hotel is also close to the South Downs National Park which is perfect for cycling. The hotel has 141 air conditioned bedrooms all with Wi-Fi. Located on the lower ground floor and leading out onto

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the terrace, are the lounge, bar and Morn Hill Brasserie. Offering a full à la carte menu and using locally sourced produce wherever possible the chef and his award winning team will ensure your experience is memorable. 98D | 28T | 1Su | 6F | 141ES For best available rates, please check out our website: www.hiwinchester.co.uk ES > K B s t K⁄¡≈ º n^Y C;ƒ*OΩUÒ

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Refurbished early 2017, the four star Wessex Hotel is situated in the heart of this historic city and is adjacent to the 900 year old cathedral. Perfect for both business and leisure, many of our tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms each with 32 inch flat screen TVs, enjoy unrivalled views of this famous landmark. Traditional English fayre made with the best of British produce may be enjoyed in the Wessex Restaurant and Kings Lounge, both of which overlook the cathedral and its grounds.

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The Potters Heron is one of Hampshire’s local delight. Nestled in beautiful countryside, it offers 53 comfortable bedrooms, most with access to a balcony or terrace , 3 large function rooms as well as a large bar-restaurant offering freshly cooked British food with continental influences, good wines and a choice of real ales. We offer free car parking and free wifi to all our guests. Give us a call and book direct to benefit from our best prices and special offers

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Award winning Grade II listed hotel with 22 en-suite rooms. Superb location for all historic attractions including the Watercress Line, 15 minutes from Winchester. Open daily for freshly prepared food using local produce, cask ales and fine wines. Private functions, large or small, wedding receptions, parties, anniversaries, or get togethers welcome.

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The Winchester Hotel and Spa is a beautiful property, ideally situated in the heart of the historic city of Winchester, and features a luxury spa with a range of holistic and beauty treatments. Our 96 bedrooms are stylishly decorated and your stay includes complete use of our stunning Health Club with a fitness suite, pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a poolside for relaxed lounging. The hotel also features our award winning Hutton’s Brasserie and also Gershwin’s Café Bar

and Terrace. These all feature a range of 8 menus for you to enjoy, for both lunch and dinner. Accessibility: Ground floor entrance with ramp, accessible bedrooms including on the Ground Floor. 25 Classic Doubles from £70 B&B pn 25 Classic Twins from £70 B&B pn 23 Club Doubles from £95 B&B pn 20 Club Twins from £95 B&B pn 3 Suites from £120 B&B pn ES kº C ƒ*O q> Ω Ò K B t K ⁄ ¡ ≈

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Service Excellence 2016”. The Hotel has also been recognised this year by travel website “Trip Advisor” as a recipient of one of their Awards for Excellence.

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Green Getaway Lainston House Hotel is one of Winchester’s flagship ‘green’ hotels. Just one of the notable aspects of Lainston green commitment is the dedication to the use of ‘Local Food Heroes’ for the restaurant. “Our food heroes are just that” says Executive Chef Andy Mackenzie. “We visit each and every one of them – I’ve been sea fishing with one and made venison sausages with another, they are all very passionate about their produce – as passionate as we are about working with it”. But that’s not all – as well as hand rearing their own pigs and gathering honey from the hives placed around the hotel grounds. Natures’ provisions are the foundation and the inspiration for our food design at The Avenue Restaurant. Lainston House’s kitchen garden encourages us to be resourceful and

to remain as unique as each and every item grown inside it. The garden is also home to a variety of beautiful birds of prey cared for by resident falconer and former Hampshire County cricketer Billy Taylor. Billy displays his birds in the hotel grounds every Sunday morning and afternoon at 11am and 3pm – in fact, you can enjoy a three-course Sunday lunch and falconry display. Other green initiatives at the hotel include full recycling of paper/card/glass/cartridges, composting, solar panels and the use of energy efficient bulbs in the bedrooms and public spaces. All guests can also opt for a ‘Green Turndown’ allowing them to choose how they can help the environment and still enjoy a five-star stay. If you would like to find out more, visit exclusive.co.uk or to book a green break, call the hotel on 01962 776 088.

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Completely restored to a luxurious standard to create the atmosphere of a prosperous Victorian family house in this leafy part of the city.

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City centre location with on-site parking. Views from 1st floor bedrooms towards Cathedral and Guildhall. Free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV. Breakfast in top-floor kitchen furnished with limed oak units and vaulted ceiling and further views over the city. No Smoking. Special diets by arrangement. Credit cards accepted. Rates include light breakfast – cooked breakfast £5pp extra. Closed Christmas and New Year 1D suite £75 (£60 SO) | 1T suite £75 (£60 SO) | 1F (sleeps 3) £85 (£70 SO) | 1D&T suite £95–£140 | 1PB | 1ES ES

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Elegant Victorian house furnished with style. Easy, pleasant walk to city centre, cathedral, museums and water meadows. Breakfast in conservatory, overlooking beautiful garden, features homemade bread, preserves and local produce. Member of National Garden Scheme and featured in ‘The English Garden’ magazine – September 2010. Closed Christmas and New Year 1D 1T £60–75 (£55-£65 SO)

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The Wykeham Arms has been selected as one of the top ten pubs in the United Kingdom, by the 2017 Good pub guide, so if you’re looking for quality and comfort in a warm inviting setting then you will find it here. Situated between Winchester Cathedral and the famous 14th century college the inn retains its 18th-century charm with modern facilities, luxurious and stylish furnishings and the level of service that is second to none.

Dining at the award winning Wykeham arms you will be treated to a range of top quality dishes using locally sourced Hampshire ingredients. Our extensive wine list offers hand-picked wines from around the world and of course we have a range of fine local ales available too. Our delightful Wykeham function room can seat up to 25 people and is perfect for buffet or sit down meals and small business meetings. If your visit extends beyond a fantastic meal and you’d like somewhere to rest your head, any of our 14 bedrooms will provide you with a real home from home experience. With fine linen, luxurious beds and Victorian roll top

baths, a stay at The Wykeham arms becomes a memorable experience. Some of our 14 bedrooms even feature four-poster beds, while the beautiful Bakehouse suite with its mezzanine level bedroom has separate living room and access to a wonderful secret garden.

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CI T Y GU E S T ACCO M M O DAT I O N MR & MRS A B WILLIAMS

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ST JOHN’S CROFT

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Our pretty Victorian house overlooks Orams Arbour. Our home is quiet and clean. We serve your choice of breakfast with local produce and home-made preserves. Easy walking to city centre, station, university, law courts and hospital. Private bathroom and sitting room with television. Off-road parking. A warm welcome.

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Tel: 01962 859 976 / 07734 888 934 Email: dottyfraser@gmail.com Web: www.st-johns-croft.co.uk

Grade II* listed Queen Anne town house with large bedrooms and many original features. Free on-site parking is available in this central location just a short walk from the city centre and cathedral. Guests can enjoy fine Agacooked breakfasts in the laid-back informal atmosphere of this ‘home from home’.

1D £70 (£45 SO) | 1PB Private Sitting Room with TV

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A Victorian Gothic House in the heart of historic Winchester. Beautifully restored, maintaining many original features. Offers one boutique style double bedroom with en-suite and one twin/double with ensuite. Facilities include TV, Dulce Gusto coffee machine, soft Egyptian Linen, and free WIFI. Guests can enjoy a home cooked breakfast in a lovely informal atmosphere, as well as unwinding after a hard day’s sight seeing in the sitting room. 1D £85–£100 (£65–£80 SO) 1T £80–£100 (£60–£75 SO) ES

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Delightful Victorian cottage with many original features, located 5 minutes’ walk from main restaurants and close to city centre and railway station. 3 Worthy Lane offers guests light, comfortable and airy rooms, one of which overlooks a pretty walled garden. Guests have a choice of breakfasts including local produce. There is a convenient public car-park opposite, or free on-road permit parking. Secure cycle storage available. 2D £80 (£60 SO) | 1ES | 1PB

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Elegant, comfortable and clean accommodation with free parking permit supplied, close to city centre, cathedral, law courts, Winchester College, Winchester University, hospital and station. All three rooms have TV, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Breakfast served in the dining room with local free range eggs and homemade preserves. Special diets catered for. 1S from £70 | 1D 1T from £95 (£80 SO) 2ES | 1PB ES > 4 t K ⁄ º ƒa V

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Ideally located by Chesil Street Car Park. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner seven days a week. Boasting a spacious restaurant, chef’s open-plan kitchen-dining-room, private dining/ meeting room for 16 and six boutique en-suite guest rooms upstairs. This city-centre bar, kitchen and rooms offer a vibrant and stylish setting. Whether you are

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looking for a venue suitable for a business stay or a special getaway, No.5 has six boutique en-suite guest rooms to choose from, providing all the comforts of home, including, soft Egyptian linen, stunning bathrooms with oversized showers, free Wi-Fi and 19” Freeview flat screen TVs. 6D £90–£140

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Quiet, comfortable and spacious luxury accommodation with private parking in cul-de-sac location at the heart of St Cross. Within walking distance of city centre, cathedral, station, Winchester College and the University of Winchester. Business people, walkers and cyclists welcome. Easy access to M3 and M27. Free Wi-Fi available. 1D 1T £95–£100 (£75–£80 SO) 1F £130–£150 | 2ES ES > 5 t K ⁄ ΩV

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CI T Y GU E S T ACCO M M O DAT I O N HARDY HOUSE

Northbrook Avenue, Winchester, SO23 0JW

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Tel: 01962 882 527 / 07767 493 648 Email: angelawestall99@gmail.com Web: www.windyridge99.co.uk

We are in a wing of a Victorian mansion, next to the park and Winchester viewpoint. Our small but well equipped guest bedroom has en suite bathroom with power-shower, flat-screen TV, Internet. The attractive breakfast room has windows to the garden, a high ceiling with oak beams. Walker/bicycle friendly.

A centrally located town house within short walking distance of the High Street, railway station and main restaurants. Particularly convenient for the cathedral, museums, record office, law courts and School of Art. The attractive en-suite bedroom overlooks a quiet, secluded garden. Choice of breakfasts. Non-smoking accommodation. Private Parking.

Comfortable, spacious detached house two miles from city centre and very close to open countryside. Ten minutes drive to city centre with regular bus service to city and railway station. Tourists, business people, walkers and cyclists all very welcome. Ground floor twin room has own side entrance. Off-road parking. Closed: Dec 24/25/26

Accessibility: 2 steps to the front door on ground floor

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The Westgate Pub & Rms ~Ten beautiful boutique en-suite bedrooms ~ ~ Food and drink with a real country feel ~ ~ Snug, Comfy & Suite rooms from £85 a night ~ ~ Full fresh cooked breakfast menu included ~ ~ Perfect for weddings, parties and romantic escapes ~ ~ Ideally located on the high street by The Westgate ~ ~ Beside King Arthur’s round table and the registry office ~ The Westgate Pub & Rooms, 2 Romsey Road, Winchester SO23 8TP

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CONFERENCE WINCHESTER If you are organising an international conference, a national exhibition or a family party, why not choose one of Winchester’s finest conference venues. Ancient and modern sit side by side among our diverse range of venues: choose from buildings of character or purpose built conference centres – all sure to provide you with a memorable event.

conference-winchester.com Tel: 01962 840 500

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CO U N T RYSI D E GU E S T ACCO M M O DAT I O N The Anchor Inn

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88 Main Road, LITTLETON, Winchester SO22 6QS

Lower Froyle, ALTON, GU34 4NA

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Your friendly pub with rooms, we’re here to give you a true taste of the great British countryside. Located in Hampshire, at the border of the South Downs, we offer charming accommodation, locally-sourced British food including seafood and seasonal game and a great selection of real ales. Come and enjoy a delicious country escape with us. 1 Superior £90–£150 | 3 Deluxe £120–£170 | 1 Suite £140–£230

Tel: 01962 880 218 Email: info@runninghorseinn.co.uk Web: www.runninghorseinn.co.uk

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The Running Horse is full of local atmosphere, fab food and charming accommodation. Offering contemporary style king size or twin bedded rooms around a courtyard, all with en-suite bath/shower rooms. All rooms have flat screen TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee. Ideal for business travellers or those looking for casual breaks. 4D, 4T 6 Luxury Doubles £100–£125 (£85 SO) | 1F £130 | 15ES

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Located in the historic village of Hursley just moments from Winchester, The King’s Head is a traditional four star Georgian coaching inn with 8 newly decorated bedrooms. Features include flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, king-size and four poster beds, claw foot baths. The restaurant serves farm fresh British classics along with seasonal dishes – all made with the freshest local produce. With its own skittle alley, the pub also offers a unique event space full of great British character, perfect for private and corporate parties 1 Single £85–£90 | 3 Standard Doubles £110–120 | 3 Superior Doubles £130–£150 1 Suite £130–150 | 8 ES ES

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Lovely, very comfortable 17th century house, lots of character, log fires, beamed rooms. Award winning breakfasts, locally sourced food. Close to Jane Austen’s village and home, Watercress Line, and National Trust properties. We are situated in the South Downs National Park, with many walking and cycling routes. Excellent pubs/food nearby. Early/late check-in by arrangement.

Tel: 01962 712 921/ 07941 981 421 32 Email: highfieldcottage@gmail.com Web: www.winchesterholidayhomes.co.uk Twitter: @WinchHolsAccom

The Barn at Highfield Cottage is one of seven properties we have available for holiday accommodation in and around Winchester. It is self contained with two ensuite bedrooms and its own sitting room and kitchen area. Bed and breakfast is also offered. Just 5 minutes by car from the City Centre, but Twyford has its own shop and two excellent pubs. See website for more details.

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You’ll receive a warm welcome at The Brick House B&B in Cheriton, where hospitality is part of the fabric of this beautifully updated Victorian house that started life as a pub. The Brick House is a great place to stay when visiting Winchester or exploring the South Downs National Park on foot, by bike or by car. 2D from £80 – £100 | 1ES | 1PB ES A

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Our accommodation comprises three recently refurbished, light, airy rooms. We have two double rooms and one twin. All rooms have en-suite facilities, breakfast table and chairs, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Free breakfast, on-site parking and Wi-Fi. 1T £85 | 2D £85 | 3ES ES

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SEL F C AT ER I N G ACCO M M O DAT I O N SOUTH WINCHESTER LODGES

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The Green, South Winchester Golf Course, WINCHESTER SO22 5SW Tel: 01962 820 490 Email: info@southwinchesterlodges.co.uk Web: www.southwinchesterlodges.co.uk

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Award-winning, five star, Norwegian log cabins beautifully set in the centre of South Winchester Golf Club. The two and three bedroom, two bathroom lodges are located in a peaceful situation, only two miles from the city of Winchester.

Tel: 01962 779 955 Email: robert@avingtonholidays.co.uk Web: www.avingtonholidays.co.uk

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Accommodation: cottage Capacity: 4+2

Accommodation: cottages Capacity: 3 and 7/8

Each lodge has a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. A large openplan living area opens out onto a spacious decked balcony. The lodges are luxuriously furnished with flat-screen TVs in the living area and master bedroom, DVD player, CD sound system and BBQ stands suitable for disposable BBQs. Some lodges offer the added luxury of a hot tub on the balcony.

Overlooking the heritage Watercress Line steam railway. Six bespoke self catering holiday lodges fitted to the highest standards and fully equipped for modern day living, including TVs and Wi-Fi facilities. Each lodge has two upstairs bedrooms with a sofa bed in the living room and can accommodate up to 6 people. Self catering, Glamping Safari Tents, Tipi Tents and Campsite also available.

Contact: L Ross, address as above

‘Ecobuild’ in peaceful location. East Cottage sleeps 7/8, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a hot tub. West Cottage sleeps 3, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Single storey accommodation. Open-plan living/ kitchen area. Woodburning heating and log burners. Guest membership to nearby nine hole parkland golf course. Adjacent to famous Avington Trout Lakes.

Weekly rate: £649–£1280

Contact: Robert Stent, as above

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THE Sky penthouse

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Cowgrove Farm, Petersfield Road, ROPLEY SO24 0EJ

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Accommodation: apartment Capacity: 4 + 2

A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine awaits at “Sky”, an AA 4 Star rated luxurious boutique apartment in a fabulous rooftop city centre location with private parking. It has two superking double bedrooms or these rooms can convert to four singles. A quality 4ft wide double sofa bed means Sky could accommodate up to 6 people. 

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Accommodation: cottage Capacity: 4

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Set among farm buildings, this cottage was converted from the former milking parlour and dairy. Accommodation: modern kitchen, shower room, sitting/dining room, large double bedroom, ensuite, 2 single bedrooms, Please visit our website.

Contact: Silver City Properties as above

Contact: Malcolm Neal

Nightly rates: £180 to £200 a night

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Inadown Farm Holiday Homes have been recently developed on the site of our old grain store. Situated in Newton Valence, a beautiful part of the South Downs National Park, the five homes each sleep between 2 and 6 people and have been equipped and furnished to a very high standard. They offer a relaxing retreat for a week, a short break or weekend. Perfect for family and friends who want to be

throughout most of the year allow you to choose suitable dates. Contact: Ann Flello, as above

Weekly rate: £400–£765 (1-bed), £690 – £1340 (3-beds)

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SEL F C AT ER I N G ACCO M M O DAT I O N MALLARD COTTAGE

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Tel: 01962 853 002 Email: bookings@mallardcottage.co.uk Web: www.mallardcottage.co.uk

Georgian cottage annexe 5 min walk from city centre. Terraced riverside garden. Views over historic heart of city. Fully equipped kitchen, lounge/diner, two double bedrooms, two shower rooms. Off-street parking, Wi-Fi, telephone, non-smoking. Online booking, credit cards accepted. Jane Austen Country. Great walks. 55 mins central London. Discount long stays.

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Accommodation: cottage annexe Capacity: 4

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18 Swanmore Close, Harestock, WINCHESTER SO22 6LX

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Accommodation: apartment Capacity: 5

A two-bedroom, architect-designed apartment built in 2005 which is unique in providing detached first-floor accommodation conveniently situated in a secluded location. Minimum two nights stay from £110 per night all inclusive.

Tel: 01962 868 214 / 07770 744 274 Email: joy_ann_waldron@hotmail.com Web: www.beechcroftfarmholiday.co.uk

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Tel: 01962 883 341 / 07780 561 817 Email: acannexe@hotmail.co.uk

Accommodation: cottage Capacity: 6

Located on a working farm in a stunning setting with extensive views, this delightful former dairy offers one en-suite double bedroom (5ft bed), one twin and one room with bunk beds. Lounge/dining/kitchen and shower room. Winchester is ten minutes away. Nearby walks in Farley Mount Country Park and on the Clarendon Way.

Modern, spacious ground-floor flat in quiet area. Self-contained, attached to owner’s bungalow. Twin beds, optional folding bed in lounge. Shower, bath, separate WC. Fully-equipped kitchen, paved garden. Two miles from Winchester, within walking distance of shops. Bus stop opposite, buses every ten mins into city. Free Wi-Fi available. Closed: Christmas Contact: Carole Wilkins, address as above

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Well-appointed, comfortable, self-catering apartment with country views on northern edge of Winchester. Spacious bedroom. Bath and shower room. Sitting room, kitchen, stair-lift. Wi-Fi. Use of large garden. Parking. Shops and bus nearby. Ideal for city centre and surrounding countryside. Visitors welcome by the week or for shorter stays according to season. Contact: Diana Briggs, as above Weekly rate: £450–£650

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Tel: 03330 110 495 Web: www.forestholidays.co.uk Accommodation: cabin (60) Capacity: 2–10

Escape to a luxury self-catering woodland cabin in Blackwood Forest, with Forest Holidays. Built in harmony with their woodland surroundings, the cabins offer an exceptional standard of accommodation in a stunning scenic setting. With 60 cabins set on over 500 acres of beech forest exclusively on Forestry Commission land, you can cycle and

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The remaining photos come from Winchester City Council’s Own Library and were taken by Bob Eaton, Alex Ratcliff, Chandler Diver, Helen Power, Jon Banfield, Joe Low, Paul Carter, Javaid Akchter and Harvey Mills.

Accommodation: 2 Glamping Huts and 4 Pods Touring Map D1

Tel: 01962 797 259 Email: conferences@sparsholt.ac.uk Web: http://conferences.sparsholt.ac.uk

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The University of Winchester is ideally located just a 10 minute walk from the centre of the historic and beautiful City of Winchester. Whether you are travelling on a tight budget or simply looking for clean, fully functional rooms in a central location, we have something to suit your needs. We have five en-suite rooms available in our Guest Accommodation which are available all year round. During the Easter and summer period, our student halls of residence become available for bookings. With over 1800 rooms on campus, we can accommodate large or small groups easily. All meals can be catered for by arrangement but self-catering options are also available. Alongside 1800 bedrooms, the University of Winchester also offers a wide variety of versatile venues ideal for conferences and weddings. Call or email us now to discuss your requirements. Closed: Jan–Mar, Oct–Dec 1800S £24–£60 | 3D £57 | 1F £78 | 1000ES Self-catering from £160 per week

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HEAD UP HIGH ON A CATHEDRAL TOWER TOUR SKATE ON WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL ICE RINK

VISIT FATHER CHRISTMAS IN HIS VICTORIAN GROTTO BE ENCHANTED BY MARWELL’S MEDIEVAL WONDERLAND

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Coach drop off point No vehicular access

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OLIVER’S BATTERY

NEWTON VALENCE

ROPLEY DEAN

A31

LOWER FARRINGDON

FOUR MARKS

BISHOP’S SUTTON

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EASTON

WINCHESTER

WATERCRESS LINE

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NEW ALRESFORD

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MICHELMERSH

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LITTLETON

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BIGHTON OLD ALRESFORD

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SPARSHOLT

WEST WORLDHAM

CHAWTON THE GRANGE

48 UP SOMBORNE

MEDSTEAD

A31

KING’S WORTHY

HOUGHTON

EAST WORLDHAM

BEECH NORTHINGTON

SOUTH WONSTON

STOCKBRIDGE

BROUGHTON

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BENTWORTH WYCK

SUTTON SCOTNEY

A272

A30

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MICHELDEVER

A30

LONGSTOCK

F PRESTON CANDOVER EAST STRATTON

CHILBOLTON

FULLERTON

NETHER WALLOP

E 45

BARTON STACEY

SOUTHSEA

PORTSMOUTH

WEST WITTERING

PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD

NORLEYWOOD

PORTMORE

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Lymington

EAST COWES

Railway stations OSBORNE HOUSE

LYMINGTON

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Landmarks of the author’s life in Hampshire On 18 July 1817 Jane Austen died in a house on College Street in Winchester after a short illness. To mark the bicentenary of her death, Hampshire Cultural Trust is bringing together a programme of events across the county that inspired so much of her writing. As her final resting place, Winchester Cathedral is a central landmark of her life.

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