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Grabaspoon Wed 08-Jun-11 21:20:34

I have the opportunity to move to the mq's in Winchester.

Can anyone give me any info ie close to town, activities, housing etc?

vintageteacups Wed 08-Jun-11 21:55:50

monkeyworld

marwell zoo

the New Forest

MrsSnaplegs Wed 08-Jun-11 22:06:48

Shopping excellent according to DH but well he is a man grin
Close to Southampton with good shops, including an ikea etc
Very close for beaches on coast straight down m3 and onto m27
I am close to Portsmouth so can get more specifics if you want.

vintageteacups Wed 08-Jun-11 22:08:07

Easy to get to Isle of Wight from S'hampton.

littlelapin Wed 08-Jun-11 22:19:37

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TalcAndTurnips Wed 08-Jun-11 22:43:59

Lovely statue of King Alfred holding his big sword in the city centre. There is a myth, apparently, which states that, if a female virgin of at least 16 years old walks around the statue three times in a clockwise direction, Alfred will lower his sword.

Clearly the city folk are still waiting for this miracle to occur.

Back to Winchester:

Good road links to London, the Midlands and the south coast
Small, but reasonably pleasant shopping centre - some nice small independent shops and boutiques
Good park-and-ride
The longest medieval cathedral in Europe - contains the mortuary chests of several Saxon kings and Jane Austen's burial site
The Great Hall, containing King Arthur's Round Table (well, a 13th century version of it!)

Reasonably up-to-date guide to Winchester Garrison here - lots of useful numbers and info. Good luck!

Grabaspoon Fri 17-Jun-11 17:39:41

Fab thanks guys - well I've said I'll go for 8 weeks to begin with we're moving to Harestock Mq's and hopefully if it's a nice area I'll stay on longer.

Gonzo33 Sun 03-Jul-11 12:23:24

Harestock is probably the better area for qtr's

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