Winchester is a charming, traditional city located on the western border of the South Downs. Its history stretches into prehistoric times and it was an important Roman capital. The cathedral, originally dating from the 11th century, is now one of the largest in Europe; it has been used as a setting for novels and film sets, and has had songs and even a rose named after it, as well as being the final resting place for Jane Austen.
But the city’s true charm lies in combining its impressive heritage with contemporary culture; it boasts a packed calendar of events throughout the year, from film and literature festivals to lantern-lit fireworks night processions and Christmas markets. Along with museums and galleries, the centre has a great range of bars and restaurants including Rick Stein and the impossibly romantic Chesil Rectory.
Our Winchester branch is conveniently located just by Winchester train station in the city centre. You can book online or on site.