"History, history and more history." Top 5 Page for this destination Winchester by planxty
Winchester Travel Guide: 186 reviews and 381 photos
Winchester, situated some 63 miles South of London, and 12 North of Southampton is one of my favourite day trips out of London, although, in fairness, there is far more to see and do than you could ever achieve in a single day.
Lovers of military history are well-catered for with no less than six military museums in this traditionally military town.
It is an ancient settlement, once the de facto capital of England and home to many museums, a wonderful cathedral, ancient buildings, friendly pubs and a lot more.
- Pros:Museums, pleasant pubs, convenient for London.
- Cons:Difficult to drive round
- In a nutshell:As much history as you could want.
I suppose no travel guide to Winchester would be complete without a reference to the Cathedral, as immortalised in song... more travel advice
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