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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":870,"Name":"Winchester","Description":"\u003ch1\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur guide to Winchester Holiday Cottages \u0026amp; Apartments\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMake holiday history with a cottage or apartment break in Winchester. Steeped in history, and with plenty to enjoy for the modern traveller, it offers one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s best city holidays with amazing architecture and attractions, fantastic food and drink, plus access to some of the country\u0026rsquo;s most stunning natural scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s start with the history. Inhabited since prehistoric times, and later visited by the Romans, Winchester isn\u0026rsquo;t short of a story or two about its rich heritage. Climb St Giles\u0026nbsp;Hill for sweeping views of the city. Visit the breath-taking cathedral, where you will find 1,000 years of history presented in Europe\u0026rsquo;s longest medieval cathedral alongside beautiful wall paintings, carvings and contemporary art.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMore contemporary charms can be found in the city\u0026rsquo;s shopping districts, where high street brands rub shoulders with gorgeous boutiques and local crafts. Eat, drink and be merry in the many amazing pubs and restaurants, then venture further afield to stretch your legs on some stunning terrain.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Winchester\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether enjoying a romantic retreat, family break or getaway with a group of friends, there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to enjoy in Winchester \u0026ndash; some of it completely free. Take a trip to the Royal Armouries, City Museum, Discovery Centre and the brilliant city walk, and you will not only save money, but will greatly enrich your break! With more museums, zoos and railways, a break in Winchester offers perfect family fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWinchester also boasts a rich culture that\u0026rsquo;s perfect to explore on a cottage break. Jane Austen, John Keats, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and more all celebrated Winchester in various works and in turn are celebrated today at a host of literary locations. Take a sunset walk through the city or follow in the footsteps of Keats with a romantic two\u0026nbsp;mile stroll.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are a host of seasonal events to enjoy in Winchester, making it a firm-favourite for a break at any time of year. Enjoy festivals of flowers, comedy, poetry, jazz, history and coffee all year round. It really is a destination with something for everyone. \u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWinchester attractions \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlongside the city itself (more of that later!), a break in Winchester allows unrivalled access to a breathtaking part of the South Downs National Park. Alongside amazing walking trails there are National Trust properties and historic homes, lovely eateries and even vineyards to explore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisit the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium for a more out-of-this-world experience on your break. This completely family-friendly attraction offers hands-on, interactive, science activities, a technology centre and the largest standalone planetarium cinema in the UK!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith such a rich history and heritage, you could spend all of your break in Winchester exploring its past. Visit the huge aisled expanse of the city\u0026rsquo;s Great Hall to experience the famed Round Table of King Arthur fame. With the working City Mill, Military Quarter, museums and cathedral, a wander around Winchester is like taking a trip through time!\u0026nbsp; \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur favourite Winchester restaurants\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFrom culinary treats to family eats, Winchester is a glorious home of gastronomy. The River Cottage in Abbey Gardens is a great place to take the family for great food in a perfectly peaceful setting. More historic settings for fine food include the Cathedral Refectory \u0026ndash; a lovely hidden gem \u0026ndash; and the Chesil Refectory, fine dining in the city\u0026rsquo;s oldest house.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMore familiar fare in Winchester includes Wagamama and Rick Stein, but there are plenty more surprises too. Visit world class Japanese and Thai restaurants and enjoy one of the finest meals you will ever have at The Black Rat, currently one of only two Michelin starred restaurants in Hampshire.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"winchester","MainImageLocation":"","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Marwell Zoo","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMarwell Zoo is a 140-acre (57 ha) zoo situated at Owslebury near Winchester, in the English county of Hampshire. The zoo is home to over 1,200 animals of 135 species and is owned and run by the registered Marwell Wildlife charity. 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Situated in a 600 year old grade II listed Medieval house,\u0026nbsp;it offers a modern British menu featuring simple, classic, seasonal dishes and an abundance of fresh local produce. Exposed beams, stripped floors, fireplace, chic d\u0026eacute;cor and a charming courtyard make this restaurant a must on a trip to Winchester.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":51.0594,"LocationLongitude":-1.30542,"MainImage":"","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"winchester/winchester/the-chesil-rectory","MainImageSmall":"","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Winchester Cathedral","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWinchester Cathedral is a Church of England, cathedral in Winchester, Hampshire, England. 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