The city of Winchester which is located in Hampshire has always been a very famous one. Once the capital city of England, today it is regarded as one of the most desirable cities to live in across the country. The area is home to many castles and other buildings of historical importance. The city has the distinction of housing the longest cathedral in Europe – Winchester Cathedral. Not only is it a major attraction in the city, but also plays host to several recitals, concerts and orchestra performances throughout the year. The River Itchen, which flows through central Winchester, is a famous landmark and is frequented by locals and visitors to the area. Other notable attractions in the region include Wolvesey Castle, City Museum and Abbey Grounds.
Upper High Street is one of the primary shopping areas in Winchester. Numerous retail spaces such as pharmacies, toy stores, antique shops, clothing boutiques, book stores and salons are located here. Office space in the vicinity is mainly rented by businesses such as IT consultants, lawyers, real estate agents, solicitors and hospitality companies. Lakesmere have regional head offices in Winchester, as do Wilding Butler.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you are lucky enough to be in Winchester when the Hat Fair is being held, you do not want to miss out on visiting the numerous venues around the city that host street theatre, musical shows and plays. Permanent venues that offer unique entertainment options include the Royal Green Jacket Museum and the 140 acre Marwell Wildlife Park. The Bugle Inn is the place to go for some night time revelry. If you enjoy eating out, there are a number of great options available. Kyoto Kitchen serves authentic Japanese food and will absolutely delight you with its ambience and delectable food. The lovely atmosphere will keep you coming back to Bangkok Brasserie, as much for the character of the place as for the superb Thai food.
Winchester railway station provides access to numerous destinations that are on the mainline network from London to Southampton. National Express runs multiple coach services throughout the week, connecting the area to other parts of the country. Southampton Airport is the closest, while larger airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick are about two hours away by bus or train.