There’s nowhere more lovely than Winchester on a sunny, September day. Well, there might be but it certainly didn’t feel like it during my most recent visit to the city!
I took a day trip with my friend Lillie and as we found ourselves walking the cobbled streets surrounded by the quaint, old buildings, I found myself falling more in love with this Hampshire city.
We had a drink at Coffee Lab and I wasn’t disappointed by their oat milk latte. There was plenty of choice for caffeine lovers plus a great array of cakes (including vegan and gluten free options) and lots of lovely looking lunches.
After we were suitably caffeinated we took a walk to (and up) St Catherine’s Hill. The views over Winchester were absolutely stunning and we made a plan there and then to return with a picnic one day. The walk back to the city centre took us along the gentle, clear river by the water meadows. With the sun lighting up the last of the summer greenery before it turned into its autumnal colours it really was so gorgeous.
We took a stroll around the outside of the cathedral, the front was decorated for the harvest season with red flowers and seasonal produce hanging around the door which was visually very intriguing. We also found an outside second hand book market which was so cute.
Winchester is such a unique and special city, the old style architecture mixed with the new and modern interiors and shops is so different and interesting. I also love that you can walk by the cathedral at lunch time and everyone is sat on the grass outside eating lunch. I can’t describe it, I just love the feel of it all!
I already can’t wait to return for the Christmas market…