The Winchester Bollards
In The Square, Winchester, you may notice the unusual painted bollards. There is a total of 19 striking bollards turning the city centre into a street gallery.
There is an undeniable passion for Winchester from the locals and the City Council. Many creative thoughts and hours have been ploughed into the regeneration of Winchester keeping the city vibrant and attractive.
The Bollard project was presented to Winchester City Council in 2005 to incorporate with the extravagant Hat Fair. Winchesters professional artists who run The Colour Factory, Jenny Muncaster and Rachael Alexander, designed 19 bollard paintings inspired by the world's most famous painters including: Jackson Pollock, Pablo, Picasso, David Hockney and Leonardo Da Vinci.
The Square is the perfect space for an afternoon out. Start at Cafe Monde for an uplifting coffee and a slice of cake and from here you can see a number of the painted bollards. Adjacent is the Winchester City Museum telling the story of this cultural ancient city, great for the children with the Museum's hands on archaeologist approach. Allow the bollards to lead you around the square and indulge in a spot of shopping. After an afternoon on your feet finish up at The Stable for a delicious pizza and pint of cider.
Just a 2 minute walk away from the colourful bollards is the 1800's period cottage, No. 12 St Clement Street. In keeping with the history of the building, No. 12 boasts a beautiful cast iron fireplace for the autumnal evenings.
This is ideal for the young family short breaks with 2 king size bedrooms and travel cots and high chairs on request. There is on street parking for 1 car so an ideal opportunity to save the fuel and car share.