Winchester is a city in the centre of Hampshire and in the south of England. A beautiful and historic place in which to live and work, Winchester can offer something to everyone. Having been occupied since the prehistoric period, the town was occupied by the Romans before being the home of a cathedral and castle in the middle ages. The place of writing for several of John Keats' most famous poems, the modern Winchester is a bustling city. It houses several fantastic independent and state schools, as well as several fantastic activities suitable for children and adults alike. History buffs can enjoy the Castle and Great Hall as well as the Cathedral, whilst animal lovers can visit the Marwell Wildlife zoo. Featuring a range of high-street and independent shops as well as hosting regular markets, Winchester also prevents a perfect place to shop. The local leisure centre, meanwhile, is perfect for sporty types. Winchester is also the host of some wonderful restaurants and cafes, as well as theatres for the arty types. Young professionals can enjoy the short commute to nearby Portsmouth and Southampton, as well as the less than hour-long journey to London. Homes to rent in the city range from cosy apartments to beautiful and expansive family homes and everything in between.