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Address:
14 Jewry Street
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8RZ
United Kingdom
Opening Hours:
Monday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Tuesday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Friday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 2.00pm

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Living in Winchester

Centrally located in Hampshire, and just an hour from London, lies the popular cathedral city of Winchester with its bustling streets, historic buildings, museums and tranquil green spaces, just waiting to be explored.

Hampshire has an abundance of quality food and drink grown, produced and reared in the county, so it is not surprising that the city hosts the largest farmers’ market in England. Exquisite gourmet restaurants, cosy tea rooms and fine, real ale pubs add to the gastronomic delights that are on offer. Full of culture, Winchester has a lively street theatre scene, thriving contemporary arts and fine architecture.

Birthplace of the modern game of cricket and resting place of author Jane Austen, the city hosts the ten day Winchester Festival every July where you can enjoy some of the greatest names in 21st century theatre, literature, visual arts and music.

For energetic days out, there are nature trails, sports activities, theme parks and wildlife parks and for those that prefer a quieter time, the New Forest and the Hampshire coastline are close by.


 

Conveniently located just off Junctions 9 and 10 of the M3, and only 13 miles from Southampton and 30 miles from Portsmouth, Winchester is nestled in picturesque countryside and surrounded by quaint rural market towns and villages, making it easy to see why the area is such a popular place in which to reside.

Property available in Winchester

Whether you are looking for a striking modern apartment in the town centre, or a magnificent country estate in the glorious Hampshire landscape, Victorian cottages, or state of the art executive homes, Knight Frank can either find the property that's right for you, or find you the best buyer.

History

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.

Places of interest

  • Jane Austen’s House Museum
  • Winchester Cathedral
  • New Forest National Park
  • The Solent
  • The Great Hall and King Arthur's Round Table
  • City Museum
  • The City Mill
  • Abbey House and Gardens
  • Wolvesey Castle
  • Beaulieu

Local authority

Winchester City Council
01962 840 222

East Hampshire District Council
01730 266551

Test Valley Local Authority
01264 368000 and 01794 527700

Getting to Winchester

Roads

  • Winchester to London: 65 miles
  • Winchester to Southampton: 13 miles

Rail

  • 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 Southampton: Journey time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • London Waterloo to Grateley: Journey time 1 hour 20 minutes

Air

    • 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

*All times and distances are approximate

 


Schools

One of the main driving forces for people to move to Hampshire is the range of schools for all ages. For catchment areas: http://localviewmaps.hants.gov.uk/LocalViewmaps/Sites/schoolcatchments//

Schools in Winchester

  • Peter Symonds College
    Winchester
  • Henry Beaufort School
    Winchester
  • Kings School
    Winchester
  • Westgate School
  • Perrins School
    Alresford

Independent secondary schools

  • Winchester College
    Winchester
  • Bedales School
    Petersfield
  • King Edward VI School
    Southampton
  • Churchers
    Petersfield

Independent prep schools

  • Farleigh School
    Andover
  • Twyford School
    Lymington
  • The Pilgrims School
    Winchester
  • Princes Mead
    Winchester
  • Dunnanie
    Petersfield
  • Highfield
    Liphook

Bars and Restaurants

In Winchester

  • The Black Boy
  • Black Rat
  • The Black Bottle
  • Brasserie Blanc
  • The Bangkok Brasserie
  • The Bengal Sage
  • Kyoto Kitchen
  • Tanoshii Fusion
  • The Corner House
  • The Green Man
  • The Wykeham Arms
  • No.5 Bridge Street
  • Chesil Rectory

Outside Winchester

  • Three Tuns, Romsey
  • Kings Arms, Lockerley
  • The Thomas Lord, West Meon
  • The Wellington Arms, Baughurst
  • JSW, Petersfield
  • The Pig, Brockenhurst
  • The Plough Inn, Longparish

Hospitals and Medical practices

  • Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester
  • Sarum Road BMI Hospital, Winchester
  • Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital, Chandlers Ford
  • The Friarsgate Surgery, Winchester

Theatres and cinemas

  • The Chesil Theatre, Winchester
  • The Theatre Royal, Winchester
  • Plaza Theatre
  • Everyman Cinema, Winchester
  • Odeon, Southampton