The Great British Gin Festival – Winchester

The doors opened and gin drinkers surged in to grab a glass, a gin bible and the first glimpse of a bunting clad Winchester Guildhall which was playing host to a multitude of gins in an array of colours and quirky shaped bottles with fascinating names. It was an educational afternoon;I learned how to make […]

Worth a stop in Bishop’s Waltham

If you are visiting Winchester it’s worth a side trip to Bishop’s Waltham if you haven’t ticked off a Bishop’s Palace ruin when visiting England. Just a few miles south of the city on the B1277 this small town straddles the main road, the palace on one side of it and a few shops on […]

Pretty Winchester~ photo blog.

The second of a quartet of posts about Winchester, England. I hadn’t been to Winchester in many years and was surprised how much I came away loving this place. With an extended English summer The Grey Traveller has been making the most and getting out and about the south coast. Summery blooms and baskets are still […]

Modern Winchester

In the first of a quartet of posts about Winchester, England – here is Modern Winchester. Winchester is easily reached by car with a park and ride area or train which is close to the centre. The shops are  a mix of independent and chain with a penchant for being upscale, I particularly liked seeing […]