Winchester is a small city of 40,000, the administrative capital of Hampshire and surrounded by the rolling landscapes of typical English countryside.

Once the ancient capital of England, Winchester has a long and varied history with many examples of medieval and Georgian buildings.  One significant building is the Great Hall, the only surviving part of the great Winchester Castle, which was home to the Doomsday Book. The Great Hall is now home to King Arthur's Round Table.

The city has one of the finest gothic cathedrals in the country. One of the most famous people to have been buried at Winchester Cathedral is Jane Austen. She had travelled to Winchester to see a doctor in the hope that he could provide a cure, but she finally died of Addison's disease, on 18 July 1817. The Cathedral Organ was the largest organ on show at the 1851 Great Exhibition, and was installed in Winchester Cathedral in 1854. It contains about 6,000 pipes and costs about £7,000 a year to maintain.
Winchester is located just off junctions 9 & 10 on the M3 Streetmap
Winchester City Car Parks link
  Places to visit
Winchester Cathedral Winchester Cathedral
Tombs, of ancient Kings of England
Peninsula Barracks Peninsula Barracks
Military Museums
Winchester City Mill Winchester City Mill
Rare example of an urban working corn mill
The Great Hall The Great Hall
King Arthur's Round Table
Water Meadows Water Meadows
Follow path of the poet, John Keats daily walk
St Cross Hospital St Cross Hospital
Has provided food/shelter to people in need
for 850yrs


Winchester map