Retrace the footsteps of John Keats in Winchester

Winchester, Hampshire

You don’t have to work up a sweat to follow in the footsteps of one of our greatest romantic poets – it’s actually a very pleasant walk!

In 1819 John Keats stayed in the beautiful city of Winchester. There he is believed to have followed a book called ‘An Historical Account of Winchester’ that had been written a year earlier by Charles Ball.

You will see for yourself how impressed he was by the city and surrounding area that he wrote one of his most famous poems ‘To Autumn’ right there and then.

It is testament to the timeless nature of Winchester that you can still follow the very same walks that Keats took.

Follow the self-guided tour for two miles and discover detailed information about the sights you see along the way.

So don’t wait to be inspired, follow in the footsteps of a genius.

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Grounds of WInchester CathedralWInchester Cathedral © VisitEngland/Hampshire
The exterior of St Cross Hospital, WinchesterSt Cross Hospital © VisitEngland/Hampshire

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