Property available in Winchester
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Winchester was first settled around 150BC when a hill fort was built on St Catherine’s Hill. Then in 70AD the Romans created the town of Venta Belgarum which remained a regional capital until they left in 410AD.
Since that time, great kings and bishops have left lasting reminders of their presence, one of the most notable being King Alfred the Great, who chose Winchester as the capital of England, the city remaining a Royal residence for centuries afterwards.
The construction of the present Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, began in 1079. It contains great examples of architecture spanning the 11th to the 16th century, and is the place of internment of numerous Bishops of Winchester, King Canute and Jane Austen.
During the Civil War the city fell to Parliamentarians and the castle was destroyed, however in Georgian times the city prospered with the growth of professions and small shops and trade coming to the region.
Then in 1840 during the Victorian era the railway arrived, bringing day tourists to the city and greater wealth.
Getting to Winchester
- Winchester to London: 65 miles
- Winchester to Southampton: 13 miles
- London Waterloo to Winchester: Journey time 55 minutes
- London Waterloo to Petersfield: Journey time 1 hour
- London Waterloo to Alton: Journey time 1 hour 5 minutes
- London Waterloo to Andover: Journey time 1hour 10 minutes
- London Waterloo to Southampton: Journey time 1 hour 15 minutes
- London Waterloo to Grateley: Journey time 1 hour 20 minutes
- Winchester to Southampton International Airport: 9 miles
- Winchester to Bournemouth International Airport: 37 miles
- Winchester to Heathrow Airport: 55 miles
- Winchester to Gatwick Airport : 70 miles