Pay a visit to the popular City Museum, which is within easy reach of a good choice of upmarket and budget friendly Winchester hotels.
About the City Museum
At the heart of Winchester, a charming Hampshire city with a proud ancient history, the City Museum is the place to be if you're keen to learn more about its historic development. From Winchester's prehistoric roots to its role as a prosperous medieval trading centre and the Saxon capital of England, you can see many fascinating artefacts illustrating its political, social and cultural heritage. The City Museum has numerous archaeological artefacts dating back to the Saxon and Roman period, and also has an excellent souvenir shop where you can find all kinds of nostalgic gifts to take home with you.
Spacious, Well-Appointed Hotels near Winchester City Museum
All hotels in Winchester have good quality furnishings and comfortable bedding so you can be assured a pleasant night's sleep. Many also provide in-room tea and coffee-making facilities, mini fridges and en-suite facilities, and more up-market venues may also provide luxury Egyptian cotton bedding and towels. Wherever you stay, whether it's the immaculate, deluxe Lainston House Hotel or the value-for-money yet chic Best Western Premier Collection Winchester Royal Hotel, you'll normally have WiFi access in your room and all public areas, which is often available for free.
Other Places to Visit in Winchester
See Winchester's enormous Grade I-Listed cathedral, which is one of the largest Gothic churches in Europe and has been a focal point for the city since Norman times. It is also home to a large Norman castle that is noted for its impressive Great Hall and was expanded into an even grander building in the early-14th Century.
See the Winchester City Mill, a corn mill that dates back to the 18th century and is still in operation, or take the family to the Marwell Wildlife attraction, a popular zoo. The City Museum is also just a short drive from Wolvesey Castle, a ruined landmark that has existed since the 12th Century and was the venue for wedding breakfast between Philip II of Spain and Queen Mary in 1554.