Things to see and do - Winchester
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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
9 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..
rd. St. Cross Road GB - Winchester SO23 9SD
The oldest charitable foundation in England was created by Bishop Henry de Blois in 1136. The chapel in the shape of a Latin cross, built between 1160 and the end of the 13C, is a fine example of architecture during the transition from the romanesque..
av. Castle 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 wall,..
St Peter Street GB - Winchester SO23 8BS
Having recently undertaken a multi-million pound refurbishment, this charming 81-bedroom hotel is in the heart of historic Winchester. It offers on-site parking (charges apply), elegant rooms with remote control TV, and is a 5-minute walk from the ca..
Caledonia House, Winnal Manor Road GB - Winchester SO23 0RS
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 well a..
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..
14 Southgate St GB - Winchester SO23 9EF
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.
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..
88 Chesil St. GB - Winchester SO23 0HX
This unassuming building conceals a quirky, bohemian-style interior with a small bar, a lounge and a two-roomed restaurant. Refined, classically based cooking displays Mediterranean influences and modern twists. The four wicker-roofed booths on the r..