Tiny beautiful city with a huge history, former capital of England
Winchester Tours with Great British Trips
Winchester is an ancient Cathedral city and also capital of England between 9th and 11th centuries under the Saxon and Danish Kings. The city has some great architecture along its narrow winding streets. The Cathedral completed in 1094 contains one of the longest medieval naves in Europe and is one of the best buildings in southern England. The Great Hall of Winchester Castle was built in the 12th century and is famous for King Arthur's round table, which has been hung in the hall since 1463. The names of the Knights of the round table are written around edge of the table, with a picture of King Arthur on his throne.
Want to visit Winchester?
Region: South East England
Time to spend here: 2 hr - 1 day
More Information: www.visitwinchester.co.uk
What's nearby? Portsmouth, Arundel, Chichester
What transport do you recommend? Winchester is very small and easy to walk around. It can be reached by rail or road.
Did you know? John Keats wrote his ode 'To Autumn' during a stay in Winchester in 1819, taking his inspiration from his daily walk past the cathedral and college and through the water meadows.