Winchester

Travel Guide
Winchester showing heritage architecture and a fountain
Winchester is a city steeped in history located in Hampshire, it combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside.

It has that small, market-town feel, with a very walkable historic centre and plenty of green spaces, river walks, interesting artisan shops and great places to eat.

With bed & breakfasts and popular boutique hotels, Winchester has a variety of accommodation for you to enjoy, each offering their own unique holiday experience.

Winchester Cathedral has stood for nearly a millennia. There are few that won’t be wowed by this imposing gothic structure or its incredible, intricate interior. The manuscript library is an interesting place to stop by where old illustrated texts are on view. There is also a plaque to Jane Austen for you to look out for as you pass through the cathedral.

If you are a fan of Jane Austen, retrace her footsteps in a circular walking trail from Chawton to Farringdon. Visit the nearby market town of Alton where Jane visited often with her sister.

If museums are your thing you will not be disappointed with Winchester, what with it having five military museums all situated on a historic site close to the city centre of Winchester. Each Museum is a must for the history buffs amongst you the Battle of Waterloo is explained in full at the Royal Green Jackets Museum, offering clear insight into the experience of the average soldier of that era.

Take the family to nearby Marwell Zoo a wonderful place to visit. There is a great selection of animals on view here, with everything from tigers down to penguins. With keepers happy to talk with guests about their charge it makes for an enjoyable educational experience.

The remains of Wolvesey Castle provide a pleasant adventure when exploring Winchester. Although in ruins there is enough stonework and descriptive text as you walk around to provide you with insight into what the castle was like many years ago.

Take a day trip to the South Hampshire coastline and pay a visit to the seaside towns of Southampton, Gosport and Portsmouth. Here you will find a both artistic and historical attractions along its coastline. Many country parks border the shoreline and offer scenic views, such as Manor Farm Country Park on the Hamble River and Royal Victoria Country Park at Netley Abbey.

The coastal nature reserve at Titchfield Haven provide tranquillity for birdwatchers and walkers while Hampshire's role in the D-Day invasions can be seen in the remnants of the mulberry harbours at Lepe and Hayling Island.

Winchester Royal Hotel
Winchester Royal Hotel
4 out of 5
St Peter Street, Winchester, England, SO23 8BS
The price is £78 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Winchester. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (995 reviews)
"Quiet and central"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2022

Winchester Royal Hotel
Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House
Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House
4 out of 5
Sutton Scotney, Winchester, England, SO21 3NB
The price is £102 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Winchester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (813 reviews)
Great Wedding Venue
"Lovely location for a wedding. The wedding organisation was excellent. Bars need additional staff and more easily navigated tills. There were long waits for drinks subsequently. Gym and pool area were very good. Spa staff were really helpful. Rooms were comfortable with tea and coffee facilities. ..."

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2022

Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House
The Winchester Hotel & Spa
The Winchester Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Worthy Lane, Winchester, England, SO23 7AB
The price is £78 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Winchester. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
Excellent Stay
"Great hotel, spa was new. Everything very easy."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

The Winchester Hotel & Spa
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Two Bare Feet
Two Bare Feet
3.5 out of 5
15a Parchment Street, Winchester, England, SO23 8AZ
The price is £98 per night from 16 Aug to 17 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Winchester. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (27 reviews)
"Love the location. This property was everything it was promised to be. Quaint but convenient."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Two Bare Feet
Flat 08 Westgate House
Flat 08 Westgate House
3.5 out of 5
8 Westgate House, Trafalgar Street, Winchester, England, SO23 9DH
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Winchester. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Winchester Cathedral and Great Hall ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"A cosy place to stay right bang in the centre with the cathedral a stone's throw away. Comfortable and easy to cook your own dinners or pop back for a cup of tea if it rains."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Flat 08 Westgate House
Walsingham House
Walsingham House
3.5 out of 5
Walsingham House 20, North View, Winchester, England, SO22
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Winchester. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and a garden. Popular attractions Winchester Cathedral and Gurkha Museum Winchester ...
Walsingham House
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