Things to See & Do

On a day trip or staying with us for a few nights? There are some great things to see and do in Winchester and beyond.

South Downs Discovery offers high quality, self-guided walking holidays along the South Downs Way, as well as a daily baggage transfer service for walkers, cyclists and riders. Their website is also a very useful source of information when planning your visit to the South Downs National Park.

Winchester Cathedral

Fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the massive Cathedral you see today. It stands at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, on the site of an early Christian church. It’s been a place of worship ever since.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Bombay Sapphire invites you to uncover the secrets of its world-famous gin. Behind the doors of the historic distillery, Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire, you can unveil the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire.

The Great Hall & Round Table

Come and see the iconic Round Table of Arthurian legend that has dominated Winchester’s ancient Great Hall for centuries. This is one of the finest surviving examples of a 13th century aisled hall and is an enhancement of the original Winchester Castle built by William the Conqueror. Discover the history and uncover the battles, secrets and trials for terrorism and treason held here.

*King Alfred Statue image, courtesy of Winchester County Council*