27 Mar

Winchester offers rich heritage

Winchester offers rich heritage

The lovely city of Winchester could provide the ideal relocation option for families looking to move away from the capital.

Property for sale in Winchester could appeal to those who want to still be able to commute to London or Surrey but are looking to settle down in a place that has a rich history.

All of the major shops are represented in the busy high-street and there are plenty of facilities for day-to-day living. However, one of the unique attractions of Winchester it that is has some amazing buildings.

Around 40,000 people live in the city and one of the main landmarks is the Winchester Cathedral. Built in 1079, it has developed over time and boasts a real mix of styles dating from the 11th century to the 16th century.

There is also Winchester Castle to explore, complete with the famous round table of King Arthur, while Winchester College is thought to be the oldest consistently open school in the UK. During the spring term, the attending boys play a unique version of football called Winkies (shorthand for Winchester College Football).

In addition, there are lots of other top schools in the area for relocating parents to pick from. There are 17 different primary schools plus the secondary schools, as well as the leading sixth form Peter Symonds College.

Twice a month, the city also hosts the country's largest farmers' market, which provides a great chance to discover goods from smaller and local producers.

The city of Winchester is also ideal for a night out, with a large number of enjoyable restaurants and bars. It also has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag for the third year running and confirms the centre city is a safe, entertaining and positive place afterhours.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801708594-ADNFCR

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