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Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire. Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the longest nave and overall length of all Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The novelist Jane Austen died in Winchester on 18 July 1817 and is buried in the cathedral. England’s ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great.

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Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in England, with the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe.

Nowadays the cathedral draws many tourists as a result of its association with Jane Austen, who died in Winchester on 18 July 1817. Her funeral was held in the cathedral and she was buried in the north aisle.

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Winchester College

Winchester College is an independent school for boys in the British public school tradition. For individuals and small groups, walk in tours last approximately one hour and are available throughout the year.

Group tours for parties of 10+ must be booked at least one month in advance.

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Gurkha Museum

Gurkha Museum
Displays of paintings, uniforms and photos detailing history and campaigns of the Nepalese soldiers. Besides tableaux, dioramas, showcases and interactive touchscreen displays, there are visual and audio depictions of Nepal and of the Gurkhas' renowned military history, including the award of 26 Victoria Crosses.

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Hospital of St Cross

Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is a medieval almshouse in Winchester, Hampshire, England, founded between 1133 and 1136. It is the oldest charitable institution in the United Kingdom. Not only is it the oldest but is also the largest medieval almshouse in Britain; it is built on the scale of an Oxford or Cambridge college, but is older than any of the colleges at the universities. It has been described as "England's oldest and most perfect almshouse". Most of the buildings and grounds are open to the public at certain times.

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Royal Green Jackets Museum

Royal Green Jackets Museum showcases artefacts from British military history, specifically that of the Royal Green Jackets regiment and its preceding regiments.The museum houses uniforms, weapons, silver, paintings, medals, battle models and dioramas.The spotlight on the Royal Green Jackets (1966) includes the Green Jackets Brigade (1958), the Oxfordshire Light Infantry, Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, The King's Royal Rifle Corps (1755), The Rifle Brigade, and other military organizations dating back to 1741.

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Winchester City Mill

Winchester City Millis a restored water mill situated on the River Itchen in the centre of yhe city. The mill is owned by the National Trust. The mill was first recorded, milling corn, in the Domesday Book of 1086.In 2004, a 12 year restoration program came to a successful conclusion, and after a hiatus of at least 90 years the mill again milled flour by water power. The water wheel can be seen working daily throughout the year and flour milling is demonstrated every weekend of the year, and most Wednesdays during the Summer.

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Winchester Castle & Great Hall

Winchester Castle & Great Hall
Atmospheric 13th-century hall featuring a medieval round table romantically linked to King Arthur. An imitation Arthurian Round Table hangs in the Great Hall. The table was originally constructed in the 13th century, and repainted in its present form for Henry VIII; around the edge of the table are the names of King Arthur's knights.

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Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre is an educational resource centre for science situated in Morn Hill, just outside the city. The hands-on exhibition houses over 100 activities, all of which link in with the National Curriculum for schools. During term time it is used mainly by local schools and days out, while at week ends and holidays it attracts a wider audience. The dome is now a state of the art digital planetarium seating 176.

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Winchester City Museum

Winchester City Museum, three galleries tell the story of Winchester's past from the Iron Age to the present. Features include mosaics and reconstructed Victorian High Street shops. AudioGuide available in English, Spanish and French.Plenty of hands-on activities for families. Have a go sorting artefacts like an archaeologist. Make a small brass rubbing. Colour in your own Anglo-Saxon pot design. See if you can spot all the faces or all the objects with our children's quizzes. Try on all sorts of period costumes and see what you'd look like as a Roman, a Saxon, a Victorian gent or an Edwardian lady.Free admission.

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Black Boy Pub

Black Boy Pub

Pub with quirky, 'antique emporium' decor, a string of local real ales and a covered outside area. Good ‘pub grub’ is available from Tuesday evenings through to Sunday lunch. During the winter months roasts are served on Sundays with lighter lunches being offered during the summer.