Chilling in Winchester
Winchester Travel Blog› entry 8 of 35 › view all entries
April looked like summer: the weather was so nice, hot and sunny! I took a day to go to
The city is famous mainly for its magnificent Cathedral and famous people who are buried there, as Jane Austen for instance, a famous English writer who lived and died in Winchester. The visit costs around 5£ (3£ for students). I just walked around it and admired the pretty architecture, as usual. I love just walking in the streets and be in the atmosphere of the towns!
The Itchen river crosses the town centre, it is ideal for nice walks! There are a lot of gardens to find a quiet place. If you climb to the St Gil’s Hill (around 15mn from the town centre), you have a pretty view from above of the town with the castle, the cathedral and the main street.
Places around the cathedral are also very busy, full of tourists from everywhere. There are cafés where you can sit and stare at the cathedral or the sun!
The other big attraction in the city is at the castle, where is King Arthur’s Table, but I missed it.
We went to the City Museum, a free museum dealing with the history of the city. It can be really fun for kids: there are reconstitutions of ancient objects or clothes and they can play with them!
· Time spent there: 1/2 day
· Things to do: 7/10 (nice walks, pretty cathedral)
· How I get there: by car, there is a park and ride for 2.60£ per car (if you are 1 or 5 the price is the same!)