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The village of Winkton lies in the Avon Valley on the Ringwood to Christchurch Road. The village is currently part of Hampshire. In its rural setting, Winkton is a fine example of a charming old English village. Its origins date back to the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was known as Weringtone. The name probably refers to the fact that it was the spoils of a battle between Vikings and Saxons. The village comprises a mixture of buildings with small rows of terraced cottages from various periods as well as imposing houses and gardens dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Many Americans will have a particular connection with Winkton thanks to nearby RAF Winkton, otherwise known as USAAF Station 414 or Winkton Advanced Landing Ground. The USA's 404th Fighter Group arrived at the station in 1944 and provided air support for operations until the end of the war, including the Normandy landings and the Battle of the Bulge. The comforts of the Fisherman's Haunt are ideal for those wishing to revisit their wartime haunts, or for visitors coming to the place where their parents or grandparents were stationed. The Fisherman's Haunt is a charming old world inn that dates back to 1673.


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The Fisherman's Haunt (0.10 miles)

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Dating back to 1673, this lovely old-world Hotel, steeped in character, offers modern standards of comfort and amenities, excellent freshly cooked food, a superb range of wines and first class ... More

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The Manor (1.40 miles)

The Manor
Located in the town of Christchurch just 20 minutes drive to Bournemouth or the New Forest National Park. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, ample parking, restaurant, cosy bar and wonderful south facing terrace. The hotel has ... More | visit website
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Avon Causeway Hotel (1.83 miles)

Avon Causeway Hotel

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In a country setting only five minutes from Bournemouth International Airport, the Avon Causeway provides superb accommodation, conference facilities, The Avon Causeway offers a bar with a wide range of ... More

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Premier Inn Christchurch East (1.94 miles)

Premier Inn Christchurch East
Local attractions include the famous Priory church, Highcliffe castle, the New Forest and beaches. Conveniently located for Christchurch train station. For shops and local amenities Christchurch town centre is only 1 mile away. Our Christchurch (East) ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Christchurch West (1.98 miles)

Premier Inn Christchurch West
An ideal location for the airport, this Premier Inn is just 5 miles from Bournemouth International Airport. Conveniently located for Christchurch train station. For shops and local amenities Christchurch town centre is only 2 miles ... More | visit website
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Waters Reach (2.05 miles)

Waters Reach

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Waters Reach is one of the finest guest houses in Dorset. Conveniently situated less than 500 metres from Christchurch town centre and train station, and with buses passing regularly you ... More

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The Kings (2.26 miles)

The Kings

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The Kings, located in Christchurch is the newest, most magnificent addition to The Harbour Hotelís Portfolio.Completely refurbished in June 2008, this landmark property has been transformed into a truly luxury ... More

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Captains Club Hotel Apartments and Spa (2.26 miles)

Captains Club Hotel Apartments and Spa

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Located 5 minutes from the beach, these stunning, river-facing 2 and 3-bedroom luxury suites with separate kitchen and living areas are ideal for long or short stays. Captains Club Hotel and Spa ... More


Tyrrells Ford Country House Hotel (2.40 miles)

Tyrrells Ford Country House Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at this lovely 18th century Manor House set in 10 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the New Forest. Tyrrells Ford is situated at Avon in ... More
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Travelodge Bournemouth Cooper Dean Hotel (2.59 miles)

Bournemouth Cooper Dean Hotel offers guests easy access to both the coastal town and wider locations for a brilliant visit to Bournemouth. It is well connected, being just over 3 miles from both Bournemouth train ... More | visit website

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