Things to see and do - Winchester
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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
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..
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..
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,..
Paternoster Row GB - WINCHESTER SO23 9LQ
A pleasant 4-star hotel located in the heart of Winchester, a vibrant heritage destination, famous for its legendary Arthurian Round table. The glorious Cathedral and an array of independent shops are literally next door. The hotel has 94 guest rooms..
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..
St Peter Street GB - Winchester SO23 8BS
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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..
88 Chesil Street GB - SO23 0HX Winchester
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..
14 Southgate St GB - SO23 9EF Winchester
5 Bridge St GB - SO23 OHN Winchester
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..
Abbey Mill, Abbey Mill Gardens GB - SO23 9GH Winchester
Delightfully located in a listed, 200 year old former silk mill close to the high street. Seasonal regional produce is at the core of the menu and dishes are hearty and rustic, with some sharing boards and small plates. Helpful staff.
7-8 High St GB - SO23 9JX Winchester
Winchester's high street is the location of the first outpost of the Stein empire outside Cornwall: a smart restaurant with a large open kitchen. Simply cooked fish and seafood dishes have some Asian influences; good value set lunch.
75 Kingsgate St GB - SO23 9PE Winchester
Red-brick pub decorated with all manner of bric-a-brac, including over a thousand tankards. Elaborate dishes showcase modern cooking techniques; for something a bit simpler, choose a dish from the 'home comforts' section. Individually styled bedrooms..