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Norton Park is one of the finest hotels in Hampshire, ideally located in 54 acres of Parkland for all your leisure needs. The new Spa has just opened with 10 new heavenly treatment rooms, a nail bar and a divine relaxation room! Also we have a 15m pool & fully equipped gym. Dinner in Scene Restaurant is a real treat with its creative menu, extensive wine list, first class service, and luxurious surroundings. Free WI-FI.
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The Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city. Winchester Cathedral and many independent shops and eateries just a short stroll away, this hotel is perfect for city sightseeing and exploring. Guests can choose from classic, executive and privilege rooms, which feature extras like slippers, a robe and a Nespresso coffee machine. All 94 rooms are perfect for leisure or business stays.
"Just a mile from the majesty of Winchester Cathedral town centre, with its award-winning pubs, restaurants and a tempting array of independent shops, this hotel is ideally situated for business and leisure guests. This culturally- rich medieval city is surrounded by idyllic Hampshire villages and fabulous rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park. The hotel is within a half a mile of the M3 (J9), while the train station is just 1 mile away and has direct connections to London and the South. Winchester Hotel has everything you'd except for a great stay, with 101 new generation bedrooms featuring impressive 40"" flat screen TVs and brand new, slumber-inducing, king- size Hypnos beds, plus on-site restaurant The Kitchen and licensed bar."
A charming, cosy English pub, the Running Horse Inn offers modern rooms and has its own restaurant and bar. Nestled in the quiet, pretty village of Littleton, outside Winchester, it has free onsite parking and free WiFi available. The 15 stylish rooms include Freeview TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Each has its own private bathroom or shower room. A continental breakfast is always included but why not upgrade to a full English breakfast. We offer a varied breakfast menu which is included in the upgrade price with delicious dishes such as smoked salmon & scrambled eggs. Pub classics, along with more varied cuisine, are prepared using locally sourced produce where possible. Upham ales are served along with a selection of wines and cocktails. The Running Horse offers a lovely countryside setting, a 25-minute drive from the New Forest National Park. Alternatively, the attractive former capital city of Winchester is just a 12-minute journey in the car. Winchester’s major landmark, Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest in Europe. The M3 motorway is 4 miles from the property and the A34 is less than a 5-minute drive away.
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In the leafy area of Hyde in Winchester, this charming traditional English pub now offers brand new, high-standard 4-star en suite guest accommodation in a great location. Close to all of Winchester’s amenities and only a short walk from the city centre and the train station, the King Alfred introduced its brand new en suite rooms in March 2008. The rooms feature all the modern comforts and facilities you need in a relaxing base, including LCD flat-screen TVs, radio and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can also take advantage of the dining facilities and the charming garden. The great location and high quality accommodation make the King Alfred a great base, whether you are exploring the region as a tourist or visiting the area on business. Winchester is ideally situated for those touring the south of England and the city is only a one-hour train journey from London.
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This unique 18th-century inn is situated between Winchester Cathedral and the college, tucked away in the quietest corner of the city. The city-centre is a 5-minute walk away. Retaining many original features, the Wykeham Arms is known for its charm, excellent food, fine wines, log fires and local ales. Wykeham Arms has a range of individually-designed, luxury bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. All have period features and elegant decor. Free Wi-Fi is provided. The traditional restaurant and cosy bar are decorated with memorabilia and have a warm ambience. It is an ideal location from which to explore Winchester.
With freshly cooked breakfasts with home-made jams and local produce, Flowerdews B&B is set in charming, historic Winchester. Its rooms have free Wi-Fi, home-baked biscuits and there is also free parking. Stylish rooms at Flowerdews B&B each feature a flat-screen Freeview TV, a DVD player and free tea and coffee. Every modern shower room has lavender products from Long Barn in nearby Alresford. This family-run property offers home-made cakes on arrival and has an honesty bar in the lounge. Breakfast includes fresh fruit, smoked trout, omelettes or a full English, all served in the bright dining room. The Test and Itchen Rivers are both just a few minutes’ drive away and offer excellent fly fishing. One of Flowerdews' owners, Peter, can provide local fishing advice and knowledge. Impressive Winchester Cathedral is 1.5 miles away in the town centre. It is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars.
Set in a former Brewery workers cottage built by Lord Northbrook in 1843, Hang Your Hat is situated in Winchester and offers accommodation with a private courtyard garden, free WiFi and a log fireplace. Winchester city centre is a 5-minute walk from the holiday home and features a historic cathedral and award-winning restaurants and pubs nestled within the oldest high street in England. Guests will benefit from a suite with 600-thread Egyptian cotton linen, a Hammam style steam room with scented candles, and Sky TV channels. Additional features include a fully furnished kitchen, iPod speaker and a wide selection of DVDs. The private courtyard features stone cut over 1000 years ago; part of a mullioned window of Hyde Abbey, the resting place of King Alfred The Great, whose bones are now thought to be buried in the local churchyard of St Bartholomew's. Breakfast is available at one of several local venues recommended by the owner. The nearest airport is Southampton, located 20 minutes' drive from the property.
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Hotels in Winchester
Set in an ancient city on the western border of the South Downs, Winchester hotels are an ideal destination if you're looking for historical buildings, chic boutique shops and beautiful natural landscapes.
Winchester is a cathedral city with a long heritage, reaching as far back as prehistoric times and taking in Gaulish tribes, Romans and Anglo-Saxons along the way. The most prominent historical building is Winchester Cathedral, which dominates the heart of the city. The cathedral is one of the largest in the country and boasts the greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. Work on the cathedral began in 1079 and was built upon over the ensuing centuries until the 16th century. The cathedral is the burial site of many famous figures, including several Anglo-Saxon monarchs and the author Jane Austen, and is the starting point on the ancient Pilgrims' Way that ends in Canterbury Cathedral.
Beside the cathedral are the ruins of Wolvesey Castle, erected by the Bishop of Winchester Henry of Blois between 1130 and 1140 and destroyed by roundheads during the English Civil War in 1646. Winchester Castle is another important medieval structure in the city, originally founded in 1067. Only the Great Hall survives to this day, which was built in the 13th century by King Henry III. If you visit the castle, make sure you look out for the Winchester Round table, a trophy made for King Henry VIII that echoes the Arthurian legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round table.
Based in picturesque surroundings beside the River Itchen is The Hospital of St Cross, a medieval almshouse that dates from between 1133 and 1136 and is the oldest charitable institution in the United Kingdom. It is also the largest medieval almshouse in Britain, and there is plenty to explore during your visit including a 13th century church and the 14th-century Brethren's Hall.
Culture and shops
Aside from Winchester's historical buildings the city has a vibrant contemporary cultural scene. One of the best places to get to grips with the current artistic output of Winchester is to visit the Winchester Discovery Centre. Here you'll find a variety of exhibition and gallery spaces, as well as a regular line-up of talks, workshops and other events. The Theatre Royal Winchester is a fantastic place to go if you're looking to watch live drama, comedy or dance, and there a number of literary trails to follow including the Jane Austen Trail, which encompasses the author's house in Chawton and her final resting place in Winchester Cathedral.
Winchester is an excellent place to indulge in a spot of retail therapy. Make your way to the city centre and you'll find an impressive selection of big name brands and eclectic boutique stores. The city is also home to various Farmers' Markets and Arts and Craft Markets throughout the year.
Winchester teeters on the western tip of the vast South Downs National Park. The best way to enjoy this area of natural beauty is to follow one of the many walking and cycling trails. The South Downs Way runs the entire length of the national park, the Pilgrims' Trail traces the ancient path followed by medieval pilgrims and the St Swithun's Way runs from Winchester to Farnham.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Winchester
What are the best hotels to stay in Winchester?One of the best hotels to stay in Winchester is Norton Park Hotel - A Qhotel.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Winchester?Days Inn By Wyndham Winchester M3 in Winchester offers one night in a double room at the price of £32.
What hotels are in the central Winchester neighborhood?Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel, Wykeham Arms and Winchester Royal Hotel are located in the central neighborhood of Winchester.
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