Things to see and do around Winchester

Explore Winchester during your stay with us

Our local neighbourhood

Once the capital of England, the medieval city of Winchester is steeped in history and full of exciting things to do to.

Marvel at magnificent architecture such as Winchester Cathedral and Wolvesey Castle. Explore the Great Hall, home of the Round Table and famous for its links with King Arthur and his Knights. Or, stroll along the river or through the cobbled streets, lined with designer shops, marvellous pubs and interesting market stalls.

However you wish to spend your time, here are some of our picks of the best things to do in Winchester.

Paulton’s Park

Are you looking for a superb family day out? We would recommend Paulton’s Park! Perfect for children and adults, with a wide variety of children’s rides, family rides and thrill rides including roller coasters, water rides and a 4D cinema!

Marwell Zoo

Have a family-fun day trip out to Marwell Zoo. Get close to the wonders of the natural world and see an incredible range of exotic and endangered species.

Winchester Cathedral

A five-minute walk from The Winchester Royal Hotel, The Winchester Cathedral is a great place to visit when exploring this historic city with so much to discover and an inspiring day out for all ages.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium is a great attraction come rain or shine! With hundreds of interactive and hands-on exhibits and interesting planetarium shows it’s great for family days out.

Winchester City Museum

Visit the Winchester City Museum where there is so much to discover! Walk through the three galleries which take you on a journey of Winchester’s past.

Winchester City Mill

The Winchester City Mill is the oldest working mill in Britain. This National Trust Property is an integral part of Winchester’s heritage and a much-loved historic treasure.

Great Hall & Round Table

You must have heard of the infamous Round Table? Located in The Great Hall, which is an atmospheric 13th- century hall featuring the legendary table which is romantically linked to King Arthur and his knights.

Wolvesey Castle

On your trip to The Winchester Royal Hotel, why not visit Wolvesey Castle? It’s a great day out for all the family, those who are interested in history, or those wanting to find the ideal spot for a picnic and its completely admission free!

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Do you love Gin? Uncover the secrets of the world-famous gin, Bombay Sapphire at the historic distillery, Laverstoke Mill in rural Hampshire.

Alfred's Brewery

(5 minutes away from the hotel) The king of local brews.

Winchester Distillery

(4 minutes away from the hotel) Great local gin (as stocked in our bar).

The Winchester Bakery

Hands down the best artisan bakery in the city.


Best place to get a real treat if your into real chocolate.

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