Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral


County - Hampshire | Map
Tel code: 01962 | code search
Postcode: SO23 | code search
Population: 40000
Winchester Jobs
Visitor reports
Famous Winchester Dates
Winchester History
Birthplace of:
Mary Warnock George Kenneth Younger Henry III Robert Lowth Matilda King Harold Ethelred II (the unready) Edmund Ironside Christian O'Connell
Add your shop free
Cultural Britain:
Jane Austens Hampshire
Folk Customs:
Knighthood of the Old Green
The Tichborne Dole

Winchester Events

Lambing Days

Winchester Beer Fest

French Market
HiFi South Festival
Sparsholt College Countryside Day

Annual Writer's Conference - Festival of Writing
Clarendon Way Walk

All Breeds Fun Dog Show
Hat Fair
Winchester Festival

Winchester Open Weekend

Latest reviews

Wessex Cars
"We experienced the most appalling lack of customer service, lies and due to pure incompetence Wessex Cars made me late and cry on my wedding day. DO NOT USE THEM!! ..." More

The Friarsgate Practice
"Firstly on the subject of the 084 no. Having recently moved back to the area, the only phone I had was a mobile. It cost me £5 to ..." More

Balldown Touring Caravan Park
"Although the sign outside says Tents, and even the web site shows Camping is allowed here. I can assure anyone who tries to Camp here that you CANNOT. So please ..." More

Travel Tip

"Lunch at Hotel du Vin was worth the visit alone. Great Food at reasonable prices. Very nice city though very busy and traffic not great - Nick

Wykeham Arms - you ..." More

Winchester Reviews (38)

Visitor's Views

We visited Winchester from north carolina, USA three days in ...More

Best rates for a Local Hotel

Latest reviews | Events in Winchester | 10 Places to Stay

An unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the South Downs, Winchester is England's ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Today, Winchester combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside. One hour from London, this is England as it ought to be.
Popular for its shopping streets and architecture, its floral summer season and quirky open air events, Winchester is most well known for its eleventh century cathedral and for the Great Hall which for over 600 years has housed the mysterious Round Table. Winchester College is the oldest continuously running school in the country, whilst the Hospital of St Cross - a medieval almshouse - still offers the Wayfarer's Dole to travellers as it has done for more than eight centuries.
Home of good food, birthplace of cricket, resting place of author Jane Austen and inspiration to the many craft-makers and artists who live here, Winchester is truly a city for all seasons.
Discover the treasures of this beautiful city. Alongside its magnificent Cathedral, there are museums and galleries, medieval buildings and tranquil green spaces, ideal for strolling and soaking up the historic atmosphere. Winchester is the perfect destination for the discerning shopper. You will find all your favourite high street names, a market and in the charming side streets, you'll discover a tempting array of independent shops and boutiques. Winchester is also renowned for hosting the largest Farmers' Market in the country which attracts visitors from far and wide.
Winchester district is blessed with beautiful countryside and pretty villages, especially in the lovely Meon Valley. Alresford, Bishop's Waltham, Denmead and Wickham are all delightful small towns with much to offer visitors exploring the area. There are also plenty of attractions for everyone to enjoy such as Marwell Zoological Park and the mid-Hants 'Watercress Line' railway.
Winchester is also well suited as a base for a touring holiday. Its central location in the heart of a good road and rail network makes it very easy to explore many other parts of central southern England.


Adjutant General's Corps Museum
Balfour Museum of Hampshire Red Cross History
Farley Mount Country Park
Great Hall
Guildhall Gallery
Gurkha Museum
Hospital of St Cross (The)
Kings Royal Hussars Museum in Winchester
Light Infantry Museum
Marwell Zoological Park
Memorial Garden
Pilgrims' Hall
Queen Eleanor's Garden
Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum (The)
St Catherine's Hill Wildlife Reserve
Winchester Cathedral
Winchester City Museum

Winnall Moors Nature Reserve
Wolvesey Castle


Orchard House *book online*
Travelodge Winchester Sutton Scotney A34 Northbound *book online*
Travelodge Winchester Sutton Scotney A34 Southbound *book online*


Vicarage Farm

Caravan Park

Balldown Touring Caravan Park
Morn Hill Caravan Club Site

Care Home

Flowerdown Care Home
St Cross Grange
Sunrise Operations of Winchester Ltd


Age Concern Hampshire


The Screen Winchester


Yoga - Namaste Ltd


The Original Porthouse


Hampshire County Council
Winchester City Council


City Bridge Dental Care
Parchment Street Dental Practice

Relax Dental
RELAX Dental


Gratton Surgery
St Clements Surgery
St Paul's Practice
The Friarsgate Practice
The Trinity Centre

Estate Agent

Lane Fox

Farmers Market

Taste of the South Market
Winchester Farmers Market

Golf Club

Royal Winchester Golf Club
South Winchester Golf Club


The King Alfred Pub
The Kings Head
Wykeham Arms


Cattle Market Car Boot
Taste of the South Market
Winchester Farmers Market

Winchester General Market

Pub and Bar

Abbey Bar & Restaurant
Black Boy
Golden Lion
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Mash Tun
New Queens Head
Northbrook Arms
Queen Inn
Rising Sun
The Old Vine
Westgate Hotel
Westgate Inn
Wonston Arms


Abbey Bar & Restaurant
Alcatraz Brasserie
Balaka Restaurant
Charles House Chinese Restaurant

Chesil Rectory
Dim T Restaurant
El Sabio - Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Gourmet Rajah
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Lainston House Hotel
Loch Fyne Winchester
The Black Rat
The Old Vine
Westgate Hotel
William Walker's


Saint Swithun’s Junior School
St Swithun's School
Winchester College


Penny Catchpole


Barrys Of Winchester
Carlton Cars
Millennium Cars
Wessex Cars
Wintax Cars


The Chesil Theatre
Theatre Royal Winchester


Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Guildhall


Stable Close Veterinary Clinic

Sports Clubs

Andover (Women's Hockey)
Andover (Men's Hockey)
Compton and Shawford Lawn Tennis Club (Tennis)
IBM Hursley Karate Club (Martial Arts)
Kingsgate TC (Tennis)
Owslebury CC (Cricket)
Riverpark Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Winchester (Men's Hockey)
Winchester (Women's Hockey)
Winchester Judo Club (Martial Arts)



Lacewing Fine Art
S P C K Bookshop
Wells P & G Ltd
Speaking Tree
Jones the Bootmaker
Blooms Of Winchester
Deep Blue International Ltd
Early Learning Centre
George Beckett Nurseries
Olivers Pet Centre
Winchester Pet & Aquatic
Purrfectly Pets
Whittard of Chelsea
Gieves and Hawkes
Dorothy Perkins
Hunt & Co Ltd

Rawling & Sons
Well Heeled
Jones Bootmaker
J D Sports
Lacewing Fine Art
Webb Fine Arts
Bell Fine Art
Majestic Wine
Robert Dyas
Redwood Health Therapies Ltd
Holland and Barratt
Upton House Farm
Ernest Jones
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Sussex Stationers
Barratt Shoes
White Stuff
Phase Eight
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
River Island
Your Life Your Style
The Entertainer


Burns & Graham
G E Marsh (Antiques Clocks) Ltd
Todd & Austin
Pattie & Pattie
Burns & Graham
The Jay's Nest


Deep Blue International Ltd(Adventure)
Flagstaff Stables(Riding)

Tanglewood Equestrian Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Winchester

map website

Winchester Royal (0.10 miles)

Winchester Royal
Built in the centre of Winchester as a private house it then became a Bishop's Residence and a Convent. For the past century and a half it has been an hotel. All 75 ... More | visit website
map book

Hotel du Vin & Bistro (0.12 miles)

Hotel du Vin & Bistro
More Information

Hotel du Vin is housed in one of Winchester's most important Queen Anne buildings, dating back to 1715.

Only three minutes walk from the historic Cathedral and close to the other ... More
map website

The Winchester Hotel (0.20 miles)

The Winchester Hotel
Situated in the heart of ancient Winchester, The Winchester Hotel and Spa offers free parking just 5 minutes’ walk from Winchester Rail Station. A piano café bar, an award-winning restaurant and a modern fitness centre ... More | visit website
map website

Mercure Wessex Hotel (0.25 miles)

Mercure Wessex Hotel
The Wessex Hotel is situated in the heart of Winchester. Many of our bedrooms overlook the famous 900 year old Cathedral, a view that is not to be missed. Our ideal location means easy access ... More | visit website
map book

Wykeham Arms (0.37 miles)

Wykeham Arms

More Information

The Wykeham Arms is a unique 18th century coaching Inn, situated between Winchester College and the Cathedral, tucked away in the quietest corner of the city. Offering 14 comfortable bedrooms ... More

map book

The King Alfred Pub (0.43 miles)

The King Alfred Pub

More Information

In the leafy area of Hyde in Winchester, this charming traditional English pub now offers brand new, high-standard 4-star en suite guest accommodation in a great location. Close to all of Winchester’s ... More

map website

No5 Bridge Street (0.46 miles)

No5 Bridge Street
Welcome to No.5 Bridge Street, the newest arrival to the Winchester hospitality scene. Having recently undergone a complete refurbishment, this city-centre bar, kitchen and rooms have been transformed to create a vibrant and stylish setting. ... More | visit website
map book

The Grange (0.92 miles)

The Grange

More Information

The Grange offers a tranquil setting (1.5 acres) close to the City centre of Winchester. The Grange overlooks the Cathedral. All rooms are non smoking up to date and en-suite ... More

map book

Flowerdews Bed and Breakfast (0.95 miles)

Flowerdews Bed and Breakfast

More Information

Flowerdews Boutique B&B is our family home which has recently been lovingly designed to welcome bed and breakfast guests with two stylish rooms, each with en-suite shower rooms. We have ... More

map book

Lainston House Hotel (2.67 miles)

Lainston House Hotel

More Information

This elegant William and Mary house was built in the 17th century and is set in 63 acres of Hampshire's downland countryside, situated on the outskirts of the historic city of ... More

Brit Quote:
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline - George Eliot
More Quotes

On this day:
Great Fire of London 1212 - 1212, Nelson Loses Eye - 1794, First Briton Killed in Aircraft Accident - 1910, Debut of the Rolling Stones - 1962
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages