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Winchester Tourism Overview

About Winchester

Winchester, which was once the capital city of England, is a historic city. The main landmark of the city is Winchester Cathedral, which is famed for its Gothic architecture. The city is packed with museums, historical buildings, serene green spaces and family attractions. The Dean Garnier Garden provides beautiful view of the cathedral. The garden has splendid stonework which is reminiscent of the medieval European period. The old City Centre has overhanging medieval buildings and Pedestrian streets. A string of old shops known as Pentice are found on the streets of Winchester. The Itchen River is a pristine upland stream that flows in Central Winchester.

Winchester Castle, located in Hampshire is an old building that houses a museum that tells about the history of Winchester. The Westgate is a medieval gateway near Winchester’s Great hall, and features resplendent graffiti carved into the floors and walls. It also boasts about preserving the city’s earliest measures and weights.

Abbey Gardens is a public pleasure ground and provide well-kept and attractive park area with children’s playground and flower beds. Queen Eleanor’s garden is set in a secluded area behind the Castle is a lush garden with ornamental plants and stone seats which are built so nicely so that visitors can sit and relish at the beauty of the garden.

Winchester is one of the best places to go shopping in UK. The long array of boutiques, jewellery shops and art galleries all keep the tourists rapt. Nightlife in Winchester features colourful markets in bustling atmosphere. The hotspot of shopping in Winchester is the Parchment Street, which is also famous for its unique hand-crafted jewellery.