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Weekend trip from London

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Weekend trip from London

I love cathedrals and historical places so want to visit Winchester and Salisbury.

Wondering if there are any nice places worth visiting in the area - reachable by public transport easily, except Stonehenge?

Or with a car... As we prefer to travel by train, but would rent a car not to miss out interesting sights.

Thanks.

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Wiltshire, United...
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1. Re: Weekend trip from London

If you click on the city links in your original message it takes you the TripAdvisor pages on those 2 cities. I would imagine that a day in each walking around is easily done and rewarding. Both have direct train services from London (although Winchester to Salisbury involves two short train rides and a change in Southampton )

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2. Re: Weekend trip from London

Old Sarum english-heritage.org.uk/visit/… is just outside Salisbury, it is on the Stonehenge tour bus route but you can also walk to it from Salisbury.

Just outside Winchester is the St Cross hospital a still operating mediaeval alms house where you can claim the Wayfarers dole after walking to it through the water meadows http://hospitalofstcross.co.uk/

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3. Re: Weekend trip from London

Trains also run from Salisbury to Bath, Bristol and Sherborne if that helps.

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4. Re: Weekend trip from London

Thanks all for advice!

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5. Re: Weekend trip from London

While you're in Salisbury, you could check out St Thomas's Church's very impressive Doomsday mural:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Rev…

The Salisbury Museum (just across the green from the cathedral) is also worth a visit -- extensive collections with particularly interesting stone age and medieval galleries.

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6. Re: Weekend trip from London

Finally we visited just Winchester and loved it. The cathedral was just amazing and we enjoyed The Great Hall, St Cross hospital (and walk to reach it) and the town in general.

The next trip will be Salisbury.

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