On our way home from Bournemouth we spent a day in Winchester. Looking back on the pictures gives me the goosebumps. There was so much history in a relatively small area of land.
Winchester was the pre-medieval capital city of England during the time of Alfred the Great.
The last of four city gates (the east gate).
The gate had a small interactive museum on the second floor (first floor in England, the ground floor being considered floor Zero, which makes more sense from a number line perspective.)
The original cathedral was started in 1079 and completed in 1093.
Left 11th century, right 13th century.
One of many pictures I took of these tiles.
The cathedral also is the site of Jane Austen’s grave.
Winchester also has an old mill that was part of a gift from Queen Mary and Prince Philip of Spain to the city, to help pay for the expense of hosting their wedding.