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The chief attraction in this secluded old city is the magnificent cathedral, at almost a thousand years old, it is well worth a visit not only for its stunning medieval architecture but also the treasure trove of historic artefacts within. The cathedral is complimented by similarly ancient college buildings and a couple of museums to tell the tales of England's one-time capital. Winchester also makes a good base for exploring other historic sites, with the villages of Alton, Chawton and Selbourne within a 15 mile radius, each with points of interests such as the fifteenth-century Church of St Lawrence in Alton and the former home of Jane Austen in Chawton. There are numerous pleasant walks to be had, both within the city but also beyond, with The South Downs and The New Forest within easy driving distance. Amongst the age and prestige of this charming city you will also find the strikingly modern INTECH science museum, with hands on interactive activities and regularly changing exhibitions.

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