Winchester books and mapsHere is a list of books for Winchester that you may find useful.
If you plan to travel to Winchester you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Winchester and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.
- Winchester books:Maps
- Winchester books:Travel Guides
- Winchester books:History & Heritage
- Winchester books:Walking and Tours
Winchester books: Maps
Tough, durable and weatherproof, this title features maps that are covered in a lightweight protective plastic coating that can be written on, so that your favourite routes can be easily highlighted.
Publication: 16 April 2012
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
Publication: 27 April 2009
Winchester books: Travel Guides
Exploring the Sussex Downs and East Hampshire Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the official South Downs Way leads for 100 miles (160km) between Eastbourne and Winchester, following the northern escarpment for much of the way and rarely descending to habitation except where river valleys interrupt the regular course of the Downs. Since the first edition of this guide appeared a number of improvements have been made to the Way. These include rerouting to avoid a dangerous road walk at Amberley, the construction of a footbridge over the River Arun, and in two places slight diversions have been signed to afford the safe crossing of major dual-carriageway roads. For the greater part of its length the Way follows the northern crest of the South Downs escarpment, with broad views overlooking low Wealden farmlands as well as the rolling Downs.
Publication: May 2004
Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.
Publication: 4th New edition of Revised edition - 1 Apr 2005
Winchester books: History & Heritage
Set among the chalk downs of the Itchen Valley in Hampshire, Winchester is a city of exceptional historic charm and natural beauty. Wild countryside reaching right into the heart of the city provides a setting for atmospheric remains from almost every era of its rich past.
Settlement began four thousand years ago with a Bronze Age fort. Since then it has been a Roman capital, the walled city of St Swithun, the capital of Wessex under Alfred the Great, and the first English home of William the Conqueror.The mighty cathedral constructed by the Normans in 1079 has dominated the city ever since. The power and wealth of successive bishops has been key to the architectural integrity and preservation of the old town. They built opulent palaces, abbeys, halls and gateways. To accommodate the pilgrims travelling from all over Europe to the tomb of Saint Swithun, Bishop Henry of Blois erected the great Hospital at St Cross in 1136. In 1387 Bishop Wykeham opened Winchester College. To this day between them the Cathedral, the Hospital and the College own and occupy just about every building in the old city, keeping it almost free of modern architecture. The rest of the vallley floor is a natural flood plain of the Itchen River. Its unsuitability as building land has allowed it to be preserved as water meadows of outstanding natural beauty.
Chris Caldicott's stunning photographs capture the different moods of this wonderful old city with its iconic buildings and water meadows through all the seasons.
Publication: 5 July 2012
"Winchester" offers a veritable feast of history, much of it unrecognised by twenty-first century visitors. This history of the Saxon capital of Wessex is told through evocative photographs of its buildings and intricate nooks and crannies. Brought to life with intriguing accounts are: St Catherine's Hill, the site of a hill fort in 150 BC; the Peninsula Barracks, once a military establishment and now home to a range of museums; Winchester College, built in 1352, and its fourteenth-century gothic chapel; Winchester Cathedral, parts of which date from 1079; the resting place of novelist Jane Austen; the working water mill, still on its original medieval site; and, King Arthur's Round Table. Featuring a map showing points of interest, this is a must-read for locals and visitors alike.
Publication: 1 May 2011
Winchester books: Walking and Tours
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