March 2, 2008

Winchester

The history of Winchester stretches back to pre-Roman times, with an Iron Age enclosure or valley fort, Oram's Arbour, on the western side of the present-day city.Winchester or Winton (archaic) is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3-mile (4.8 km) radius of its centre. It is the seat of the City of Winchester local government district, which covers a much larger area, and is also the administrative capital and county town of Hampshire. Winchester was formerly the capital of England, during the 10th and early 11th centuries, and before that the capital of Wessex.Winchester Cathedral, the second longest cathedral in Europe,is familiar to millions of travellers.It was originally built in 1079.Town is also a sport centre of England.

1 comment:

Lynx said...

Read TASK 2 again!
10 lines!