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Road trips and adventures #3 – playtime in the land of myths and legends

Posted on July 29, 2019 by Sioux under General

From Winchester, we headed to Salisbury, and Stonehenge, a long time bucket-list visit for both Paul & I.   We had a fair amount of time before we could check into our accommodation, so parked the car and went on a walkabout, through the city enroute to the cathedral.   A brightly coloured, but empty […]

Road trips and adventures #2 – a soldiers’ life.

Posted on July 24, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Winchester Military Museum, comprises six Regimental military museums in one unique site, Peninsula Barracks which can trace its history back to Roman times and has been a military place since the Middle Ages. A large part of the barracks has been sold and converted to prestigious residential property. However, a number of the Victorian […]

Road trips and adventures #2 – tables of myths and kings!

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Great Hall of Winchester Castle, which houses the medieval round table linked to King Arthur, is all that now remains of Winchester Castle. It was rebuilt sometime between 1222 and 1235, still exists as it was then, and is one of the finest surviving medieval aisled halls of the 13th century.   The legendary […]

Road trips and adventures #2 – walkabout in the city of Kings!

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Sioux under General

We didn’t do much walking about in Winchester due to the inclement weather and lack of time, but what we did see was interesting enough. Winchester, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, is known for the medieval Winchester Cathedral, the ruins of Wolvesey Castle and the Winchester City Mill, a working 18th-century […]