Winchester is a city in Hampshire. The major towns and cities around Winchester include Southampton, Andover, Salisbury, Easleigh and Petersfield.
Transport to and from Winchester
The closest airport to Winchester is a Southampton airport. Gatwick airport lies more than 70 miles away, whereas Heathrow – not more than 50 miles. The capital of England, London, is located 67 miles away from Winchester.
Because of pretty close proximity, traveling by taxi will be not a bad idea. There are many taxi companies that offer fares of value comparable to train tickets. Naturally, the travel comfort by taxi or a minicab is of higher standard. If I have to warn you about anything regarding traveling in London direction this would be the London traffic. Please remember that in London it may take ages to move from A to B, often it is quicker to go on foot than by taxi… Taxi journeys in other cities than London are fine, you will not complain.
Landmarks in Winchester
The major landmark of Winchester is possibly the Winchester Cathedral which is considered as the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe.
Wolvesey Castle and Palace, dating from 1100, are also of interest to many tourists.
The most visited landmark is the Winchester Castle and the Great Hall. The castle is a place to a legendary round table, allegedly the one of King Arthur’s.
City Museum is also worth visiting as it contains a “summary” of what you could find fascinating about Winchester.
Plan your visit to Winchester in advance and enjoy the maximum of it!