Winchester is an unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs National Park. It 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. It is one hour from London and is considered as England as it ought to be¹.
Winchester was named the best place to live in Britain by Sunday Times for its "food, festivals and feel-good factor" and described as "a tasty slice of authentic history"².
There are many things to do in Winchester such as visiting one of Britain’s greatest cathedrals, its strong, solid Norman exterior giving way to the soaring perpendicular arches of the nave as you walk inside³.(1) Winchester Hampshire - Visit-Hampshire.co.uk. https://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/explore/cities/winchester.(2) Is Winchester really the 'best place to live' in Britain?. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35861938.(3) Britain's best place to live? 10 great things to do in Winchester. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/hampshire/winchester/articles/best-things-to-do-in-winchester/.(4) 7 things you probably didn't know about Winchester - Great British Life. https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/travel/places-to-visit/22569027.7-things-probably-didnt-know-winchester/.
Winchester self catering holiday homes are available to rent
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Providing you with a great service and high quality accommodation since 2005.
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When you're staying away from home, a big part of it is eating and drinking.
Winchester is a thriving hub of quirky eateries, independent cafes and fine dining restaurants.
If you love a tailored gin or a fruity IPA then the bars around Winchester offer it all!
Do you love an active stay or have children you need to entertain?
Perhaps learning the city's history is a weekend break well spent or maybe you're looking to surprise the special person in your life?
Check out our Winchester Stays guide for inspiration.
We have highlighted some of the best experiences available in Winchester.
To ensure you make the most of your stay in Winchester make sure you see our must-do experiences highlighting the secret bars, independent shops and great family attractions.