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Living in Winchester, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Winchester, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Winchester what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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One of the best places to live in southern England, Winchester is steeped in history, has one of the greatest and airiest cathedrals, King Arthur’s round table and plenty of countryside to explore. From the city centre you can walk in every direction. Into the South Downs National Park, along the river Itchen, a famous chalk stream, and the Watercress Way railway path to Kings Worthy and Avington, to Farley Mount and on the Clarendon Way to the neighboring cathedral city of Salisbury. Come and explore.

Very ancient city. Was once the capital of England. So many historic buildings dating back to the ancient Wessex period. The river Itchen runs through the lower part of the city which is also famous for it’s Cathedral. The city is small & surrounded by countryside. It’s very picturesque & friendly.

Winchester as a city is extremely beautiful – especially during winter. A market is held every Tuesday and Thursday for the locals to buy fresh produce, and the tourists to buy souvenirs and bespoke goods. Being a student, I can recommend many fantastic cocktail bars and restaurants in the area, including ‘Incognito’ – a themed cocktail bar, and ‘Dim T’ – an Asian restaurant on the High Street.

I recommend finding a house in the southern district, it’s much quieter and more pleasant than the rest. If you ever want a meal out, I recommend going to Tom’s Deli, a small Italian restaurant on the main street. For a relaxed walk, why not go to Abbey Gardens, it’s a very tranquil and calm place among the rest of the city.

Kathryn, says: 2020

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