Thursday, 6 August 2015

Winchester ;-)

You'd have to go a long way to find somewhere as lovely as Winchester

for a weekend break!

And is there a better way to spend a Friday afternoon?

A walk beside the River Itchen...and then 

finding a suitable watering hole as we wandered back into the city.

I make no apologies for naming Winchester on my 

top five places to love!!

Here's one of my favourite haunts!

Kingsgate Books and Prints

And my idea of heaven is to wander around the cathedral close,

away from the crowds and the hustle and bustle.

It calms the soul and at the same time, cheers me, no end.

Here's my very patient companion, waiting whilst I browse!

Winchester has so much to offer, but for me,

the river, the water meadows and the history

are the things that draw me to the city, again and again.

We did briefly leave the city on Saturday morning!

We caught a bus to Wickham, an attractive little village

nestled in the Meon Valley.

I mean lovely is this:

We stumbled across Chesapeake Mill, and thus stopped for coffee.

And we 'admired' the Dip Hole!

Wickham is one of those places with a lovely wide street; I always 

love places like this as it gives one a sense of space and fresh air!

On our return to Winchester, we wandered some more!

Cheney Court (mid 15th Century) is no doubt the most photographed 

building in Winchester!


A lovely weekend break!

Naturally...we'll be returning! ;-)

1 comment:

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you had a most wonderful weekend
Julie xxxxx