My family and I took a day trip to Winchester the other day. Everywhere I looked there was something pretty or idyllic, so I took lots of photos. I thought I’d share some of them with you today.
THE PUBLIC GARDENS
Both in the Cathedral and the Abbey there were beautiful public gardens which you could walk through and have picnics in. The flowers were all stunning, so of course I had to take some photos.
As a building itself, the cathedral is stunning, but it also one of the largest in Europe and it is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe. As you walk round the outside you really get a sense of how big it is, whereas you might not think so from the front. The architecture is so intricate and it is well worth a look at.
It’s not just large buildings like the Cathedral that are beautiful in Winchester. All the shops are too as well as the houses on the side streets. There were several ‘Instagram stops’ as we walked around. You really saw how much history there is in this city as you walk around seeing old buildings everywhere. There are also many statues around Winchester too, including King Alfred of Wessex.
The river is a great place for a walk and to eat your lunch as we did. It was such a calm and wonderful place of natural beauty with so many creatures in and around the water. There is also a nature reserve just next to the river as well.
And last, but certainly not least, my favourite shop in Winchester is the Consortium, in which it was a struggle not to bring home everything. From the basement filled with vintage gems (may or may not have come home with some of these) to the greetings cards to the furniture, I coveted everything.
So there you have it, that was my trip to Winchester. Have you ever been to Winchester? Do you want to go to Winchester? Which was your favourite photo? Let me know in the comments.
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