Unmissable tourist sites
Winchester Travel guide
Winchester : Michelin's recommendations
Surrounded by the hills and plains of the South Downs 20km north of Southampton, Winchester is an ancient royal capital. This attractive town has preserved its character, retaining numerous buildings from the Middle Ages including its cathedral and Hospital of St Cross. After seeing the town, it is pleasant to stroll out along the river and the lanes up to St Giles Hill and St Catherine’s Hill.
Tourist attractions Winchester : Things to see and do
1 The Close GB - Winchester SO23 9LS
The cathedral stands in the place of the old Saxon cathedral from the 7C, whose foundations were discovered in 1960. William Alkaline, named bishop by William I, began building the new cathedral in 1079. Built from stone from the Isle of Wight, the l..
Castle Avenue GB - Winchester SO23 8PJ
The great hall (34 x 17 x 17 m) is the only remainder of this castle built during the Norman period (1222-1236), and it is a splendid example of a medieval hall, with its wooden frame supported by Purbeck marble columns. Standing by the western wal..
1 The Close GB - Winchester SO23 9LS
Among the few monastic buildings that remain in the cathedral grounds is the deanery . Pilgrims' Hall supposedly has the oldest reversed hull ceiling known. Just next to the large St Swithin's Gate stands Cheyney Court , with its 15C timber, ..
75 Kingsgate Street GB - Winchester SO23 9PE
This unique 18th-century inn is situated between Winchester Cathedral and the college, tucked away in the quietest corner of the city. The city-centre is a 5-minute walk away. Retaining many original features, the Wykeham Arms is known for its charm..
Paternoster Row GB - WINCHESTER SO23 9LQ
"A pleasant 4 star hotel, ideally located in the heart of Winchester, a vibrant heritage destination, famous for its legendary Arthurian Round table. The glorious Cathedral and tempting array of independent shops are literally next door. The 94 ..
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Set in the heart of Winchester the historic capital of ancient Wessex. The original Hotel du Vin is a unique luxury boutique hotel, housed in the fine architecture of one of central Winchester's most important Georgian buildings, which dates back to ..
14 Southgate St GB - Winchester SO23 9EF
Characterful split-level bistro in an attractive 18C Georgian house (the original Hotel du Vin). Unfussy French cooking with a 'plat du jour' and some wider Mediterranean influences. Smartly dressed staff and a lengthy wine list.
Worthy Ln GB - Winchester SO23 7AB
5 Bridge St GB - Winchester SO23 OHN
Roadside pub with a fashionable, modern feel; head to the dining room at the back for table service and a view of the open kitchen. Sections on the Mediterranean-influenced menu include 'small plates' and 'British charcuterie and cheese'. Simply styl..
75 Kingsgate St GB - Winchester SO23 9PE
Appealingly shabby, 18C red-brick inn tucked away on a cobbled street and packed with memorabilia. Dishes range from simple soups, pies and pastas to more elaborate lobster. Bedrooms have good facilities: those upstairs are characterful; those opposi..
Chesil St. GB - Winchester SO23 0HU
Timbered 15C house on edge of the town centre; its characterful interior taking in beamed ceilings and a large inglenook fireplace. Appealing menu of classically based dishes.
19-20 Jewry St GB - Winchester SO23 8RZ
Spacious, split-level brasserie in the city centre, with a bustling, informal atmosphere, two small terraces and an open-plan kitchen on the first-floor. Extensive menus feature classical French dishes and local specials.