I’m really excited to interview Joshua Symons of Two Passports about Winchester, UK. Josh’s tips for the best things to do in Winchester are awesome because he spent three years in Winchester while at university. It’s an unpretentious, buzzing cathedral city that still retains its characteristics from centuries ago.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Winchester, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Winchester
Since Winchester does not have a local airport, Josh suggests flying into Heathrow Airport (LHR) and taking the 80-minute train ride to Winchester. You can take the train from London Waterloo station to Winchester or take the National Express coach from Heathrow.
Josh says that there’s no need to rent a car while exploring the city. It is very walkable. If you’re interested in visiting the English countryside, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz to get the best offers as you tour Winchester and many other unique towns and cities.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Josh Symons about Winchester, UK. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Winchester, UK
- Green dots = best things to do in Winchester, UK
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Winchester, UK
Who is Josh Symons?
Two Passports is a travel blog aiming to show travelers and wanderlusters how they can make the most of their annual leave, without breaking the bank, whilst equally not feeling the pressure of a budget. We created Two Passports as a passion project to share our love of travel as well as guides, tips, and tricks to help ease the stress of planning that perfect city break. We’re passionate about exploring new places and experiencing their unique character and charm.
Here are a few articles that he’s written:
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Mark Gordon of The Jerusalem Post Podcast – Travel Edition shares the best things to do in Tel Aviv, Israel. In this episode, Mark and I talk about visiting the ANU Museum of the Jewish People, seeing Andromeda’s Rock from Greek Mythology, and exploring the Old City of Jaffa. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
If you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom, check out our other episodes for the region:
- Buckingham Palace, Christmas Markets & Click Prison in London, UK
- Burning of the Clocks Parade, Hove Lagoon & Upside Down House in Brighton, England
- Best Things to Do in Sheffield, England with Anne Slater-Brooks
- Valhalla Museum, Tresco Gardens & Dark Skies Week on the Isles of Scilly, UK
- Hidden Pubs and Walking a Llama with Chris in Surrey, England
- Explosives Museum, Stokes Bay & the Isle of Wight in Gosport, U.K.
- Royal Crescent, Jane Austen Museum & Roman Bath Houses in Bath, U.K.