One of the most historic cities in England., once the capital City of England.
The Cathedral is one of the largest in Europe , with the greatest overall length of any other Gothic Cathedral. The origins date back to 642AD, however the current Church started life in Norman times. It was largely enhanced and in Gothic times and is largely condidered as a Gothic building encompassing some of its Norman features. The stained glass windows of the Gothic Church were smashed by Cromwell's armies beyond rcognition, however the fragments were collected up and re-assembled randomly as a piece of "Pique Assiette Mosaic". A number of the windows today are the work of Burne-Jones . Many English Kings from pre 1100's are buried or contained in Mortuary Casts within the confines. The famous author Jane Austin is also buried withinone of the aisles of the Cathedral.
A Short distance from the Cathedralis the 13th Century Great Hall, cosidered to be one of the finest aisled Halls of the period. The Great Hall is all that remains of the Castle that once stood in Winchester . It is steeped in myths from Medieval Times the greatest of which is King Arthur and his round table. Within the building the mythical table is now displayed on one of the walls.
Within walking distance is the Winchester City Mill which is over 1000 years old and believed to be of Saxon origin. It was rebuilt in 1744 and came into the hands of the National Trust in the 1920's. and restored as a working Mill in 2004. Inside the Mill its history is told through story boards and demonstrations. Whilst there relax and have either refreshments or luch in Benhams Cafe within the Mill.
With so much heritage in Winchester there is so much to see that you will need to plan your day carefuly click here for more information on some of the attractions. Wednesday is also Market Day for Food produce in the main street.
Winchester is a marvelous City to Visit. Walking around is relatively easy and not very hilly.
Most attractions are within close proximity
This trip does not include any entrance prices.
Suitable for all ages from teenage upwards.
Price £22.50 per adult
Child prices are for Children 16 or under
1 child per adult paying full fare £5
additional children £10 each
Depart From: City Centre (Dudley Street) 08:30, Harborne (Lordswood Road) 08:55,
Selly Oak (Oak Tree Lane) 09:05, Bournville Green(Linden Road) 09:10, Kings Norton Railway Station 09:20
view maps of departure points: click here
To book this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form and we will get back to you.
"Enjoyed my visit with Caltours to Butlers Yard today !"
DB - New Forest part of a Short Break (via Facebook) 5th August 2017