Exploring Winchester

Kristine Hughes Patrone of Number One London and I spent 2 weeks in London (she is still there now conducting two tours). On one of the days we took the train to Winchester and met Beth Elliott, a Regency romance author who had come from outside Basingstoke. Beth has visited Winchester many times and showed us around the quaint city.

Two Jane Austen related pictures–she is buried under the slab in the first (in the cathedral) and died in the house shown in the second (just a few blocks away). Jane Austen was not from Winchester, but she had come to the city when she fell ill and then died there at the age of 41.

Pretty pics from the city and cathedral:

An old abbey found from Henry VIII’s time:

Elizabeth and Victoria in the Great Hall of the city:

More scenes from the city–a mail drop from George’s reign (Elizabeth’s father), the statue is of Alfred the Great, and a building using flint (quite common in Winchester):

This little church was located over the street  and archway:

  4 comments for “Exploring Winchester

  1. June 12, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    Your post makes such a happy souvenir of an enjoyable day out.

    • June 12, 2017 at 7:01 PM

      Thanks for the wonderful day!

  2. hilarymb
    June 13, 2017 at 2:36 AM

    Hi Denise – safely home … and what a wonderful time you had in Winchester – lovely photos. Such an ancient town … I’ve never spent time there – but really should go and visit sometime … so glad you saw the Jane Austen places of interest. Lovely church with the apothecary details – that must be fascinating … while it was wonderful weather … then the foxglove, the flint – lots around here too … and Nunnaminster – they’ve only recently realised how important that site is … fascinating and thanks for the write up – cheers Hilary

    • June 13, 2017 at 2:50 AM

      Yes, Hilary! It was so nice to get out of the city and go somewhere with less hustle and bustle. And the day turned out to be without rain. A beautiful place to escape to and enjoy the history is Winchester!

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