Sunday, 21 August 2016

Winchester

Hello

Thanks for popping in and for your messages, great to hear from you.

We're off to Winchester for a nice day out today, well, it's such a smashing place with loads to see and do especially on a bright, sunny summer day.

                                      

Jumping off the park and ride bus by the park, you just have to have a look at the manicured lawns and flower beds.

                               


King Alfred is in the distance, looking down.  Here he is.




Next on the agenda is Winchester City Mill owned by the National Trust. It was a hive of industry, water whooshing through the mill race, turning the water wheel, grain in the hoppers feeding into the millstones for grinding and flour coming down the shute and into the flour bags.



The mill garden is rather beautiful.





Walking along the river was also pleasant, we found Viaduct Way, a footpath on an old railway track which still had vestiges of old bridges and tunnels but we didn't find the viaduct, more research needed there.


Back into the city again, there's always something to catch your eye.





Have a look at my other Winchester posts by clicking on the Winchester label above if you'd like to see more of the City.

Bye for now.

12 comments:

  1. I love the look of that river walk. Must pop by that way again soon. I remember sitting in the mill gardens in the middle of the island in the river many years ago with a school group. It was a heatwave at the time and we dangled our feet in the cool water. Happy memories. B x

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    1. That must have been wonderful if somewhat scary in case one of them fell in! x

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  2. Such a beautiful place, my niece went to university there so it is a place we are quite familiar with.

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    1. We always find somewhere else to explore there it's such a great place isn't it. How nice to be there at University though as it is on the top of the hill, I should think your niece got lots of exercise up and down the hill.

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  3. Hope you have a wonderful day out in Winchester:)

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  4. Ah our nephew has just moved back from Winchester having spent a happy few years there, I can see why now, it looks very pretty xx

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    1. It is a beautiful city with so much history. x

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  5. I grew up nearby and still have family there. It's always a lovely place to visit, and if you get a chance to walk in the water meadows around the river Itchen, I recommend it. Lovely to see your photos, especially the city mill which I've still not been to yet. You've inspired me to visit!
    Cathy x

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    1. The water meadows are beautiful aren't they and the walk to St Cross too. x

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  6. So lovely to see your photo's.
    I enjoyed this post, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, so glad you enjoyed it, there are a few more photos of Winchester in my other posts above.

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