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Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:47 am
by Bossman66
Hi Frank & forum members

Leaving Exeter for Winchester for the show tonight shortly. Gonna be staying overnight at the Mecure around the corner from the venue.

Can you recommend anything we should try & see in town tomorrow morning?

I understand King Arthur's round table is there somewhere for instance?

Bossman

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:49 am
by MariaCollette
The cathedral and the museum in town is quite good :)
There's also a crystal shop if you're into that sort of thing, like me.

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:52 am
by Bossman66
Thanks for prompt reply Maria.

Will look for further suggestions later on

Bossman (Mark)

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:19 am
by AndyD
There's numerous pubs around town including two directly opposite the guildhall :P

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:34 pm
by chantal
Hi
The round table is in the castle at the top of the high street, its only about a 5/10 min walk up hill from your hotel. If the weathers ok and not too flooded have a wander round the streets behind the cathedral where Winchester college is - (the Queens is a good pub), climb St Catherines hill, go to St Cross hospital.

+ you could visit some of the places that Frank talks about in Wessex Boy :) Theres the Buttercross which is a monument in the middle of the high street, have a walk along Jewry street (several pubs along there including Weatherspoons), walk up to the Railway pub etc. He talks about a place called the Riverside which has now been renamed as Bishop on the Bridge however I think you might have trouble sitting on benches near that at the moment cos its all a bit wet round there!
Might bump into you at the guildhall later!

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:49 pm
by Blonde
I quite like going for a walk down the water meadows, but I guess at the moment that is better for a swim than a walk.

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:37 am
by Bossman66
Thanks people, i'll be getting a photo on the top step of the Buttercross in about an hour, lol

In my FT T-Shirt.

Bossman

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:10 am
by Danlechief
Might join ya!! If you see me say hello, I'm in a FTHC logo hoody.

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:14 am
by Bossman66
Will try and be tere at 10.45 then! Lol

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:27 am
by Danlechief
Il probably be a bit later on. Waiting for the Missis to get ready (!)

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:53 am
by Fay
Loving the amount of us making the Wessex boy highlights tour today :)

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:12 am
by Danlechief
Here now. Too many kids.

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:39 pm
by Bossman66
Hopefully this'll work & you'll see me in Jewry Street yesterday, lol:

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Bossman

Re: Winchester - Things to see?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:40 pm
by Bossman66
& on The Buttercross this morning................

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Bossman