Long weekend in Winchester

Day One

Hearty breakfast at Forte Kitchen on Parchment Street. Then onto the beautiful Winchester Cathedral

Take the guided tour, visit the crypt to see Antony Gormley’s mysterious yet peaceful Sculpture II statue, discover Jane Austen’s grave and wander around the delightful grounds. Finish off your visit to the cathedral with a glorious lunch at The Refectory.

After lunch head on down to the stunning Abbey Gardens for an afternoon stroll before heading to The Winchester Bookshop on St George Street for a browse over the antique and nearly new books set over 3 glorious floors.

After a freshen up back at your accommodation it’s off for dinner at Palm Pan Asia on the High Street.

Day Two

Breakfast at Greens to start the day.

A step back in time first with a trip to Wolvesey Castle first. The extensive castle remains date largely from the great 12th century palace of Bishop Henry of Blois, brother of King Stephen. Follow the history with more cultural and a visit to the art gallery at The Arc. The exhibitions change regularly so what you see depends on what's on.

After a long leisurely lunch at The Dispensary head on over to Oram's Arbour for a relaxed stroll.

Today, enjoy dinner in a traditional English pub, we recommend The Old Vine on Great Minister Street

Day Three

Breakfast at Reeves the Baker.

Today stroll on down to The Great Hall where you will see the famous King Arthur’s Round Table

After lunch at The Orangery take a wander around the City Mill, a rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, rebuilt in 1744. 

Grab an early dinner at Brasserie Blanc before heading the Royal Theatre for a stage performance