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    Day 1

    177 km2 km

    Winchester, Southampton and the Lulworth Cove

    On the first day of this journey, you will visit a couple of heritage sights, an abandoned half-destroyed abbey and the iconic Cove of the Jurassic Coast.
    The Vyne
    10:301 hr

    The Vyne

    Historic Site
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    The first stop on your journey is The Vyne, a 16th century manor and country house. It was originally built for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain. Then it was acquired by the Chute family, who managed the estate and made sure it kept its glory for more than 300 years. In the 17th century it was remodelled, and a classical portico and summerhouse were added to the ensemble.
    Take your time to indulge in the lovely atmosphere of the place. The grounds of the estate are a perfect place for a morning walk.
    39.8 km40 min
    Winchester Cathedral
    12:1545 min

    Winchester Cathedral

    Church
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    Next stop – Winchester and its iconic landmark in the centre of the city. The Cathedral has been a key place of worship and history for more than 900 years. It's truly one of the greatest cathedrals of the UK. It's the resting place of Saxon royalty, bishops and also Jane Austen – the famous English novelist. Apart from the world-class architectural interest, the Cathedral also holds numerous outstanding works of art to admire.
    21.3 km30 min
    Blue Jasmine
    13:301 hr

    Blue Jasmine

    Restaurant
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    It's time for lunch. After a quick 30-minute drive from Winchester, there's a fine dining restaurant located on the banks of the River Itchen in Southampton. It's also not far from the next stop on our journey.
    The octopus starter and the desserts are definitely worth trying.
    5 km15 min
    Netley Abbey
    14:4530 min

    Netley Abbey

    Historic Site
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    If you like significant historical ruins, this is the place to be. The atmosphere is a bit surreal, but definitely exciting! A short detour is worth the effort to visit this old Abbey.
    After your visit to the Abbey, you will drive further to the Southwest, and to make sure you have enough charge in your EV, make a stop in Blandford Forum. It will require a detour, but a very short one.
    80.6 km1 hr 10 min
    16:3010 min

    EV Charging Station

    EV Charging Station
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    Next to a shopping mall, there's a fast charging station with different plugs available for your EV. One hour should be enough to get the charge required for the next part of the trip.
    This is the charging station of the GeniePoint network, so make sure you sign up in advance on their official website. Here are the specifications:
    CHAdeMO: 1 Plug, 50 kW CCS/SAE: 1 Plug, 50 kW Type 2: 1 Plug 43 kW
    268 m5 min
    Stour Meadows Park
    16:4530 min

    Stour Meadows Park

    Park
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    While the car is charging, go for a stroll in Stour Meadows Park, a local scenic park nearby. The park features stone bridges over the River Stour that look remarkable, especially in the afternoon sun if you are lucky with the weather.
    566 m10 min
    Blandford Town Museum
    17:3015 min

    Blandford Town Museum

    Museum
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    Your next stop is the Blandford Town Museum, but if the museum is closed, it's still nice to walk the streets of the town before heading out to the main destination of your journey, where the first day will finish.
    319 m5 min
    17:5010 min

    EV Charging Station

    EV Charging Station
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    Pick up your car and continue the journey.
    30.5 km40 min
    Lulworth Cove Inn
    18:4530 min

    Lulworth Cove Inn

    Lodging
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    In the evening, you will arrive at Lulworth Cove where there's a very nice hotel located right next to this famous natural attraction. Park your car, check in and head out for an evening stroll.
    216 m5 min
    Lulworth Cove
    19:301 hr

    Lulworth Cove

    Beach
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    The iconic Lulworth Cove and surrounding coastline are part of the world-famous Jurassic Coast – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In summer, there might be lots of people sunbathing and swimming, but it gets quieter in the evening. Between September and May is the best time for hiking in the area.
    Watch the sunset from the shore or explore the Stair Hole to the Southwest of the cove.
    216 m5 min
    Lulworth Cove Inn
    20:4511 hrs

    Lulworth Cove Inn

    Lodging
    Open Details
    It's time for dinner and an overnight stay at the Lulworth Cove Inn. Sleep well and get plenty of rest for the second day of your adventure.
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