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13 June 2019Visit by coach to Winchester, ancient and modern
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Visit by coach to Winchester, ancient and modern
Thursday 13 June 2019

The whole day visit includes three significant medieval sites and two examples of distinguished contemporary art and design. Winchester is the longest medieval cathedral in Europe and is famous for its decorated chantry chapels and the entertaining carvings on the choir-stalls. In the crypt a mysterious life-size statue of a man contemplating the water held in his cupped hands is the work of the celebrated British sculptor Antony Gormley.

After lunch in the Refectory, we visit the mediaeval Hospital of St Cross with its Norman church. The day ends with a tour of Laverstoke Mill, and now home to The Bombay Sapphire Gin Company, which has restored the mill and commissioned an outstanding design for a contemporary glass-house from the designer Thomas Heatherwick. The visit ends with a complimentary taste of Bombay Gin or soft drink of your choice.

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Image courtesy of The Bombay Sapphire Gin Company