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Apr 5, 2013 - England Day 8
There were far too many alarms going off this vacation for my taste. I'm on vacation! Make the alarm clock stop! We were up early to catch a train to Winchester Cathedral. We had a lovely ride down there. We saw prettier countryside than our trip to Leeds. The sky was only partly cloudy. No snow, but bitter north winds whipping in from Russia according to our Leeds tour guide. Winchester Cathedral was built in 1093, although a church has been on the site since 645 AD. St Swithin was enshrined there until the Reformation (as with last year,...Jump to full entry
Aug 21, 2012 - Famous birthplace!
Today we headed to Winchester the birthplace of Anthony George Capper (Tony!) We started our exploration of Tony’s home town at King Alfred’s statue our guide being a walk from the 1001 Great British Walks. We decided we would do the walk first before visiting any of the historic places within the town. Of course there was also an opportunity for Tony to tell tales about his old haunts although surprisingly there was one part of our walk through the water meadows when he said he had never walked there before! Winchester had an illustrious...Jump to full entry
Jan 25, 2012 - Winchester
On the night-train to Winchester which was almost empty, it was me and 10 people siting and just waiting in the dark. The train was not so comfortble so I couldn't sleep at all so what I had to do was to stay awake for a few hours. It was for sure a challenge. At 6 in the morning we arrived to Winchester, the sun just rose and it was completley red. The first thing I thought when I got of the trin was: " I need breakfast." And I'm not that kind of person that like breakfast early in the morning, however, today was a exception. I saw a...Jump to full entry
Aug 3, 2011 - Winchester, England
Our next stopping point was Winchester. We decided to drive to Winchester via Weymouth and the Isle of Portland - just because someone had mentioned them to us in our travels. We took a look, and spent a couple hours on the public beach in the city of Weymouth. Extremely crowded, but a chance to see some British families on holiday at the beach. We arrived in Winchester and checked into our B&B, the King Alfred Pub. The Pub was just lovely with flowers all around, Our room was great with a flat screen TV and everything looking very new....Jump to full entry
May 4, 2010 - Twyford School, Winchester.
Tuesday 4 May Up early. Everyone doing so well although tired. Made our way south to Twyford School. Tony has lent us his GPS so it was fun and more relaxing following “Judy’s” directions. Learning to trust Judy.! Twyford school is a lovely old 200yrs school set in rural England. They were very welcoming of us all. I had some time with their new Headmaster….chatting school things and then we were shown around by Andrew Keeling the schools Yr 5 teacher and historian. Loves his stories and history. it’s the oldest Prep school in the world...Jump to full entry
Jan 13, 2008 - Jane austins grave
We headed to Winchester for the night. After checking into the hotels, we all headed out and found out that the rest of town had the same idea. Eventually we got a table in a apparent italian restaurant. The food aside, Tim was getting the attention of a table of ladies, one of which made a vow that Tim would be her son in law. Anyways after heading to a cocktail bar where they were playing scarface (no sound) which meant all the guys in the place were just watching a screen with smiles on their faces. It was that last scene if that helps...Jump to full entry
Aug 28, 2007 - Winchester
On the way to the Cotswolds, I took a slight detour to Winchester, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Wessex and the Saxons before the Normans invaded. I came to see the beautiful Cathedral which dated from the time of the Norman invasion although a church is supposedly existed here since 648. How they know that date so accurately, I don't know. Its a stunning cathedral with beautiful, light architecture but the real highlight for me was to see 12th century illumination work in the Winchester Bible. The colours are surreal and the...Jump to full entry