In the long distance past, Winchester was known as Winton or Wintonceastre and in an even earlier age that Winchester was the Roman town known as Venta Belgarum. 

Once the capital city of England, Winchester is now the county town of Hampshire in South East England and is located at the western end of the South Downs, along the River Itchen so there is great walking and fly fishing to be had.

Winchester has fast links to other towns and cities via road and rail which has probably contributed to Winchester to becoming one of the most desirable areas to live in the country.

Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe, with the longest nave and overall length of all Norman Cathedrals in Europe.

The town is also home to the University of Winchester and the famous public school, Winchester College (for Boys) which is academically rivalled by St Swithuns (for Girls) the girls get better exam results.

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