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Scenic buses & family friendly days out in Winchester

Discover Winchester: historic cathedral, King Arthur’s Round Table, scenic River Itchen, Jane Austen’s legacy, charming markets, and delightful cuisine.

Welcome to Winchester, a captivating city steeped in history and brimming with charm, nestled in the heart of Hampshire. As you step off the bus, you’ll find yourself transported into a world where the past and present blend seamlessly.

Your adventure begins at the magnificent Winchester Cathedral, an architectural marvel that dominates the skyline with its stunning Gothic design. Inside, you’ll discover a treasure trove of history, including the final resting place of the renowned author Jane Austen and the beautifully illuminated Winchester Bible.

Wander through the cobbled streets to the iconic Great Hall, where you can marvel at King Arthur’s legendary Round Table, a symbol of medieval lore and chivalry.

Nearby, the picturesque River Itchen offers a serene escape. Enjoy a leisurely walk along its banks, soaking in the scenic views, and perhaps stop for a relaxing picnic in one of the verdant parks.

For literary enthusiasts, a short journey to the village of Chawton will bring you to Jane Austen’s House, now a museum dedicated to her life and works. Here, you can explore the rooms where she penned some of her most beloved novels, gaining a deeper insight into her world.

Winchester is also a haven for food lovers. The city boasts an array of charming pubs, quaint cafes, and fine dining restaurants, offering everything from traditional English fare to contemporary cuisine. Don’t miss the chance to sample local delicacies at the weekly farmers’ market, where you’ll find an array of fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and homemade goodies.

Throughout the year, Winchester hosts a variety of festivals and events, from the bustling Christmas Market set against the backdrop of the Cathedral to vibrant music and arts festivals. Each visit promises something new and exciting. With its rich history, beautiful landscapes, and warm hospitality, Winchester invites you to explore, experience, and enjoy all it has to offer.

Bus routes in Winchester

Winchester to Petersfield via Exton – South Downs Rambler from Bluestar

South Downs Rambler

Winchester to Meon Valley & Petersfield via Cheesefoot Head, Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, Exton & Old Winchester Hill

A glorious run through the South Downs from the historic city of Winchester to the delightful market town of Petersfield passing several quaint villages & Old Winchester Hill en route.

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Winchester to Fareham via Bishop’s Waltham – Route 69 from Stagecoach South

Stagecoach South 69

Winchester to Bishops Waltham & Fareham via St Cross, Twyford, Colden Common, Marwell Zoo, Fair Oak, Swanmore & Wickham

A sublime journey through quaint Hampshire villages, towns & countryside from Winchester & Fareham.

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Winchester to Southampton via Chandlers Ford – Bluestar 1

Bluestar 1

Winchester to Chandler's Ford & Southampton via St Cross, Shawford, Otterbourne & Bassett

For a day out in the historic and beautiful city of Winchester, a stroll along the River Itchen or a day in the shops of Southampton; the stylish, comfortable & frequent Bluestar 1 is the one for you.

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Places to visit in Winchester

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