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Tour the City of Winchester
by David Nash Ford BA, Editor, History on Britannia
Situated in the pleasant rolling hills of the English county of Hampshire, the city of Winchester is the ancient capital of Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, the seat of one of the oldest cathedrals in Britain and one of the most important cities in all of medieval England. Located about sixty miles to the southwest of London, Winchester is easily accessible from the M3 Motorway or by rail from Waterloo Station.
Rich in history, but firmly grounded in the modern world, Winchester is worth inclusion on any itinerary that covers this part of the country. It features a market, a High Street with all the important brand names represented and many boutiques and specialty shops. You will also have no problem finding excellent pubs and restaurants in which to dine and comfortable hotels or b & b's to spend the night.
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First Stop: King Alfred's Statue