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Tel code: 01962 | code search
Postcode: SO23 | code search
Population: 40000
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Winchester Events

January
Lambing Days

March
Winchester Beer Fest

May
French Market
HiFi South Festival
Mayfest
Sparsholt College Countryside Day

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

July
All Breeds Fun Dog Show
Hat Fair
Winchester Festival

September
Winchester Open Weekend
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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.

Accountant

Cameron Roberts & Co
Stilwell Gray

Attraction

Adjutant General's Corps Museum
Avington Park
Balfour Museum of Hampshire Red Cross History
Farley Mount Country Park
Great Hall
Guildhall Gallery
Gurkha Museum
Hospital of St Cross (The)
INTECH
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

Westgate
Winchester Cathedral
Winchester City Museum
Winnall Moors Nature Reserve
Wolvesey Castle

Budget

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

Camping

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

Charity

Age Concern Hampshire

Cinema

The Screen Winchester

Classes

Yoga - Namaste Ltd

Club

The Original Porthouse

Council

Hampshire County Council
Winchester City Council

Dentist

City Bridge Dental Care
Neddental
Parchment Street Dental Practice
Relax Dental
RELAX Dental

Doctor

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

Estate Agent

Hamptons
Lane Fox

Farmers Market

Taste of the South Market
Winchester Farmers Market

Golf Club

Hockley
Royal Winchester Golf Club
South Winchester Golf Club

Inn

The King Alfred Pub
The Kings Head
Wykeham Arms

Market

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

Pub and Bar

Abbey Bar & Restaurant
Black Boy
Exchange
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

Restaurant

Abbey Bar & Restaurant
Alcatraz Brasserie

Balaka Restaurant
Bodaka
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
Prezzo
Reflections
Rimjhim
The Black Rat
The Old Vine
Westgate Hotel
William Walker's

School

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

Self-Catering

South Winchester Lodges

Solicitor

Egglestones
Godwins
Penny Catchpole

Taxi

Barrys Of Winchester
Carlton Cars
Millennium Cars
Wessex Cars
Wintax Cars

Theatre

The Chesil Theatre
Theatre Royal Winchester

Venue

Avington Park
Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Guildhall

Vet

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)

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Owslebury CC (Cricket)
Riverpark Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Winchester (Men's Hockey)
Winchester (Women's Hockey)
Winchester & District Athletic Club (Athletics)
Winchester City (Amateur Football)
Winchester Judo Club (Martial Arts)

Shops

Debenhams
Lacewing Fine Art
S P C K Bookshop
Wells P & G Ltd
Speaking Tree
Waterstones
Jones the Bootmaker
Blooms Of Winchester
Boots
Deep Blue International Ltd
Early Learning Centre
Rymans
George Beckett Nurseries

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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
Evans
Waterstones
J D Sports
Halfords
BodyShop
Lacewing Fine Art
Webb Fine Arts
Bell Fine Art
Majestic Wine
Robert Dyas
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Redwood Health Therapies Ltd
Holland and Barratt
Upton House Farm
Ernest Jones
Viyella
Homebase
Lloyds Pharmacy
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Sussex Stationers
Barratt Shoes
Specsavers
White Stuff
Phase Eight
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
River Island
Your Life Your Style
The Entertainer

Antiques

Burns & Graham
G E Marsh (Antiques Clocks) Ltd

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Todd & Austin
Pattie & Pattie
Burns & Graham
Standrin
The Jay's Nest

Activities

Deep Blue International Ltd(Adventure)
Flagstaff Stables(Riding)
Tanglewood Equestrian Centre(Riding)

Places to Stay near Winchester

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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
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro (0.12 miles)

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

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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
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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
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Wykeham Arms (0.37 miles)

Wykeham Arms

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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

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The King Alfred Pub (0.43 miles)

The King Alfred Pub

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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

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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
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The Grange (0.92 miles)

The Grange

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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

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Flowerdews Bed and Breakfast (0.95 miles)

Flowerdews Bed and Breakfast

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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

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Lainston House Hotel (2.67 miles)

Lainston House Hotel

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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

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