Historical

Winchester has a wealth of history from King Arthur to medieval architecture, including the world-famous Cathedral. 

  • Winchester Cathedral - A place of worship for over 900 years, Winchester's world-famous cathedral is as remarkable for its hidden treasures - Anthony Gormley's Sound II, the Winchester Bible and Jane Austen's tomb, as it is for its spectacular architecture. 
  • The Great Hall and King Arthur's Round Table - Winchester is famous for its legendary Arthurian Round table, a striking sight well worth visiting in The Great Hall - the only remaining part of Winchester Castle.
  • Winchester College - Believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country, Winchester College boasts some illustrious alumni including Douglas Jardine, Lord Howe and Anthony Trollope.
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the world famous home of historic ships and the Royal Navy. Go aboard HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and see find out more about the Mary Rose story.
  • The Westgate - A fortified medieval gateway which served as a debtors' prison for 150 years. Read prisoners' graffiti, see the interesting collection of weights and measures and take in splendid rooftop views across Winchester.
  • The City Mill - Is a National Trust property perched over the fast-flowing River Itchen, Winchester City Mill has regular milling demonstrations, children's quizzes and an interactive exhibition.
  • St Cross Hospital Admire medieval architecture and take part in a 900-year-old tradition as you receive the Wayferer's Dole.
  • Wolvesey Castle Visit the extensive ruins of Winchester's medieval Bishop's Palace.