Things to do in Winchester…

Once the capital of England, Winchester is a vibrant city boasting beautiful green surroundings with a rich heritage, located on the outskirts of South Downs National Park. 

With stunning scenery and plenty of shopping opportunities, it’s the perfect place for a catch up with friends or an afternoon browsing by yourself. If you’re in the city centre, take a walk up to St Giles Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the city – take our word for it, it’s well worth it!  

If you’re visiting the city for the first time, take a trip to the world-famous Winchester Cathedral. The cathedral is one of the largest in Europe and has hundreds of years of history, dating back to the 11th century, making it a must-visit. 

Sticking with the history theme, visit The Great Hall, which is one of just a few examples of 13th century halls in the country and the only surviving remains of Winchester Castle. Take in the mesmerising medieval King Arthur’s Round Table, which weighs 1.2 tonnes and dates back to the 1200’s!  

With plenty of outdoor space and hundreds of animals and activities, travel to nearby Colden Common to adventure through the 140-acre Marwell Zoo. Make sure you leave at least four hours if it’s your first visit as there are plenty of animals to see from tigers and penguins to meerkats and leopards – making it the perfect family day out.   

If you’re feeling peckish on your day out, visit the NAAFI Cafe, a stone’s throw from the main high street. It’s a great spot to watch the world go by whilst experiencing the same taste of home we’ve proudly provided serving personnel around the world since 1920. With a wide range of hot and cold drinks, breakfast baps, sandwiches, cakes and more, there’s delicious treats for everyone. Don’t just take our word for it!  

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