Things to see and do - Winchester
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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
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,..
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..
19, Hyde Close GB - Winchester SO23 7DT
Southgate Street GB - Winchester SO23 9EF
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..
75 Kingsgate St GB - Winchester SO23 9PE
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..
14 Southgate St GB - Winchester SO23 9EF
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..
Worthy Ln GB - Winchester SO23 7AB
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.