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Wolvesey View from Space – can you find Wolvesey Castle?

  Click the aerial photo to get into Virtual Earth. The Castle (or Palace) is just a hundred yards south west, (or cheating, see it below) If you scroll due west (‘left’ if you must) and you will find Winchester … Continue reading

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Fleury Monks visit Winchester Cathedral

Two monks have spent a week staying in the Close of Winchester helping to deepen the understanding of the shared faith and history we have with Fleury in the Loire. Every day at Evensong prayers are said in the cathedral … Continue reading

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King Alfred’s treasures return to Winchester

Yesterday (2 February) was an exciting day for after 1100 years some extraordinary Saxon relics have come back to Winchester, ancient capital of Wessex.  The exhibition on ‘Alfred: Warfare, Wealth and Wisdom’ gives a taster of the life of the … Continue reading

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Enjoying Winchester in Winter ??? ! ! !

Enjoying Winchester  in January and February!    No, its not such a crazy idea.    Today, even down south Winchester will be celebrating Burns night. The best place to enjoy the evening is ‘The Bishop on the Bridge’  my ‘local’, … Continue reading

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“Do they speak English in England?” – Farewell to Peggy

Returning to the USA tomorrow – January 18 is one of our most regular guests, Peggy from Sylva in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Originating from Winchester Peggy recalls the astonishment of neighbours in the still remote mountain … Continue reading

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Winchester could be Best Town in the British Isles

Winchester is pitted against Kilkenny in Ireland and St Andrews for an award as  "Great Town" in a scheme organised by the prestigious Acadamy of Urbanism. Winchester has been selected because of its distinctive human scalke town centre and for … Continue reading

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Wolvesey View now in Lonely Planet guide to England

John and Marie are delighted to find that Wolvesey View has been included in the 2007 edition of ‘Lonely Planet – England’. We are one of a very small number of carefully selected B&Bs recommended to travellers in Winchester. The entry says … Continue reading

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