This affluent cathedral city lies in the heart of the South Downs national park, offering comfortable modern day living with an escape to the country only minutes away. The river Itchen runs through the city, offering relaxing riverside walks.
Culture & entertainment
With a vast array of shops, cafes, and eateries, you’re almost spoilt for choice. Small independent businesses thrive in Winchester offering up plenty of different and exciting choices. If you’re less of a shopaholic and are looking to delve into the history and rich culture of the city then you will be well looked after, as museums are in abundance, from the stunning centre piece of Winchester Cathedral, to the house of the famous author Jane Austen, you will find endless enrichment discovering the fascinating past of this fantastic location.
Winchester boasts deep rooted links with high class education, with The Prince’s Mead school, just outside the city, claiming to be the oldest Preparatory school in the country. It offers up a high-quality range of private and public schools, from all ages, and the prestigious Peter Symonds sixth form college which lies a short walk away from the city centre.
Parks & Recreation
It’s easy to get lost in awe of how close to nature Winchester feels, with the city putting a focus on natural beauty. Steps away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, there are fantastic opportunities to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this unique area. The Tree trail is a fine example of a lazy afternoon adventure, offering a self-guided trail, offering fascinating facts of all 20 species of tree used to bring a natural glamour to the city. The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens offer a refined venture across 180 acres of maintained public gardens, offering up breath-taking beauty, and also an adventure for little ones too! Winchester delivers endless opportunities for anyone, it’s a real gem of a Cathedral city.
Location & Connections
M3 – 1 mile
A34 – 1.5 miles
Winchester train station – reaching London Waterloo station in 1 hour 11 minutes direct, and Paddington station in 1 hour via reading.