Wonderful Winchester Weekend
- Duration: 2 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TLEI8740
- Travel Type: Coach
The beautiful city of Winchester is a fabulous base for this weekend break, with plenty of history to soak up combined with quirky shops and trendy food and drink spots to explore. The city's major landmark is the striking Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral. It is well worth a visit and is home to some rare, precious and stunning items. Our centrally located hotel allows you to explore this magnificent city on foot.
We also include a visit to Salibury with free time to explore this medieval city’s historic streets and alleyways, half-timbered buildings and magnificent cathedral, boasting the tallest spire in the UK and an original copy of the Magna Carta.
An ideal choice for:
* City lovers who like exploring new destinations
* Anyone looking for a fabulous weekend break
* Some great sightseeing and shopping opportunities!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Join your coach at your convenient local pick-up point, and head for the south coast via the stunning cathedral town of Salisbury, known as ‘the city in the countryside’. Here you will have time at leisure to perhaps visit the impressive Cathedral as well as wandering around the heart of this beautiful medieval cathedral city.
Rejoin your coach later in the afternoon to head for Winchester, and our hotel, the 4* Mercure Winchester Wessex, which is ideally located in the centre of the city. The rest of the day is free to enjoy as you wish. Either simply relax at the hotel or your hotel location allows you to stay out as late as you like making the most of all the city has to offer including great food and drink.
Day 2After a tasty breakfast, you have time to explore the medieval city of Winchester. Located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, Winchester is a city packed with culture and filled with vibrant shops, restaurants and pubs, where you will be charmed by ancient streets and surroundings as you enjoy the best of both worlds; bustling county town meets scenic countryside. Enjoy time at leisure to have a wander and explore until mid-afternoon. Then re-join your coach with time to relax during your journey home.
- 1 night's central hotel with breakfast
- Visit to Salisbury
- Free time in Winchester
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
SalisburyINCLUDED Visitor DestinationThis beautiful cathedral city perfectly combines the traditional with the original; Salisbury's stunning and unique attractions have been enticing visitors for hundreds of years. At the famous Cathedral Close you can visit the Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, the former home of Sir Edward Heath at Arundells and National Trust Mompesson House, all situated in beautiful, historic buildings, not forgetting the majestic Cathedral itself which has been attracting visitors since the 13th century. Salisbury is blessed with a wealth of independent shops specialising in everything from arts and crafts, fashion and homewares to specialist food, sports and health. Be sure to pay a visit to Fisherton Mill at the northern end of Fisherton Street, one of the south’s largest arts emporiums where you can pick up something unique to remember your visit or take a well-deserved break at their award-winning café.
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WinchesterINCLUDED Visitor DestinationAn unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs, Winchester is England's ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Today, Winchester combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside. Home of good food and the country's largest farmers' market, birthplace of the modern game of cricket, resting place of author Jane Austen and inspiration to the many craft-makers and artists who live here, Winchester is truly a destination for all seasons. Popular for its bustling shopping streets, its floral summer season and quirky open air events, it is most well-known for its eleventh century Cathedral and for its Great Hall, which for over 700 years has housed the mysterious King Athur's Round Table. The many bars, traditional pubs and restaurants make eating out a pleasure, and there are pretty riverside walks past tranquil water meadows.
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Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel WinchesterThe 4-star Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city with stunning views over Winchester's magnificent cathedral. With the Cathedral and many independent shops and eateries just a short stroll away, this hotel is perfect for city sightseeing and exploring. All bedrooms are non-smoking, have WiFi access and 24-hour room service. All bedrooms are equipped with a hair dryer, ironing facilities, flatscreen TV with international channels, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. Those looking to relax can take a drink from the selection available in the King's Lounge bar and the Wessex Restaurant has unbeatable views of Winchester Cathedral.
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