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Things To Do in Winchester

The countryside surrounding Winchester is excellent for long walks, while the city itself has a wealth of shops to browse, architecture to admire and history to learn. Winchester’s Science Center and Planetarium is a great draw for younger children and budding scientists, offering educational and hands-on exhibitions to explore.

A stone's throw from the Wykeham Arms is the majestic Winchester Cathedral, built in 1079 – one of the UK's oldest and most beautiful cathedrals. It boasts the longest medieval nave in Europe, and is the resting place for notable names from history, including the novelist Jane Austen.

History lovers will also find themselves drawn to Winchester City Mill. Dating back to Saxon times, it's thought to be the oldest working watermill in the UK. Just a little further on, you'll also reach Winchester City Museum, which tells the story of the city’s past as the former seat of Alfred the Great.