St Swithun’s boarders experienced two historical local attractions last weekend. First was a tour of nearby Winchester Cathedral where they climbed the 213 tower steps to see the Cathedral bells, walk the length of the nave roof and take in the superb views of Winchester and the beautiful surrounding countryside from the top of the tower.
The following day the girls travelled six miles east to nearby Alresford, famous for growing watercress and home to the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line. One of the steam railway’s most popular annual events War on the Line was taking place. The girls took a ride on a steam train, enjoyed the re-enactments of life in the 1940s and even tried their hand at some historical domestic chores.
For a list of boarding weekend activities this term click here