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Marvel at swimming penguins and spot cheetahs hiding among the trees at Marwell Zoo, Winchester’s expansive wildlife park. Learn about a range of animals while relaxing on a steam train as it slowly weaves its way through this 140-acre (56-hectare) park.
Start your tour at Penguin Cove, which is located on your left as you enter the park. Watch the adorable Humboldt penguins as they amble about their rocky beach, then head to the underground viewing area to see them darting through the water.
Continue to the giraffe house to get up-close to the park’s tallest residents. Attend an informative talk at this enclosure to find out why the giraffe’s neck is so long.
Just round the corner, African Valley holds some of the park’s most exciting creatures. Look on in awe as cheetahs pace around the open field. Test your running speed to discover if you could outpace an ostrich or zebra.
Carry on to the Fur, Feathers and Scales section at the far end of the park. Look for wallabies as you explore the Australian bush and keep watch for flashes of exotic birds, including several species of parrot. Reptile lovers will enjoy watching the sinister-looking beaded lizard and slithering boas.
Don’t miss the pygmy hippos, which provide excellent entertainment as they splash and frolic in their pool. Admire the elegance and beauty of the snow leopards in the opposite enclosure.
If you’d like to discover more, hop aboard the pretty steam train. This will take you on a loop around a section of the park that presents great views of the rhino, flamingo and hippo enclosures.
Marwell Zoo is 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) south of Winchester. A local bus connects the zoo to Eastleigh and Winchester railway stations. The park has several cafés, as well as playgrounds and a gift shop. The park is open daily and there is an entry fee.
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Marwell Zoo and within 9 mi (15 km) of Winchester Cathedral and Great Hall. Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground and University of Winchester are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in Southampton, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Manor Farm Country Park. St. Mary's Stadium and Southampton Solent University are also within 6 mi (10 km). Hedge End Station is 25 minutes by foot.
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Manor Farm Country Park, Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground, and Marwell Zoo. Bursledon Windmill and Riverside Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Eastleigh, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Marwell Zoo, Winchester Cathedral, and Great Hall. University of Southampton and University of Winchester are also within 6 mi (10 km). Eastleigh Station is 25 minutes by foot.
Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre, St. Mary's Stadium, and University of Southampton. Marwell Zoo and Southampton Solent University are also within 6 mi (10 km). Eastleigh Station is 5 minutes by foot.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground, Bursledon Windmill, and Manor Farm Country Park. Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from The Brook Theater and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre. St. Mary's Stadium and University of Southampton are also within 6 mi (10 km). Eastleigh Station is 17 minutes by foot and Eastleigh Chandlers Ford Station is 30 minutes.
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground, Bursledon Windmill, and Manor Farm Country Park. Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
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