Our Charters offices are also located in the thriving market towns of Alresford, Alton and Farnham. These locations are well positioned to reach the coast, as indeed they also are to reach many major towns such as Basingstoke and Reading to the north, and Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth to the south. It is also well worth noting the myriad of pretty villages and beautiful countryside which Hampshire has to offer. Although all locations are within comfortable reach of the London airports, they are just short journeys from the airports at Southampton and Bournemouth, providing both domestic, and an increasing number of international flights. Should flying not appeal, you can always reach the continent by sea from either Portsmouth or Southampton. Both Winchester and Alton have fast and frequent railway services to London Waterloo, with the journeys taking approximately 55 minutes.
Walking enthusiasts cannot fail to be impressed with the fabulous surrounding countryside of the South Downs National Park.
Our Cathedral is the opposite of a dusty museum. It’s an inspiring space for daily worship and a busy community hosting a huge range of activities.Website
Discover a timeless legend in the heart of Winchester. One of the finest medieval halls housing the legendary Round Table flanked by Queen Eleanor's medieval garden.Website
Wolvesey Castle was one of the greatest medieval buildings in England – the palace of the powerful and wealthy bishops of Winchester. Although known today as a castle, Wolvesey was in fact a luxurious palace. Close to the ruins is the remaining wing of a baroque house, built in the 1680s to replace the old palace. It is still the private home of the present Bishop of Winchester.Website
Opened in 1898 to supply water to areas around Southampton and Itchen Valley, and is still an active site supplying some five million gallons per day, pumped from deep boreholes dug into the chalk. All the original buildings are still present and a walk around the main buildings will give you the complete history of pumping water.Website
From ring-tailed coatis to majestic giraffes, laughing kookaburra to frilled lizards, curious meerkats to bat-eared foxes, this 140-acre park is home to over 170 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings.Website
Winchester Science Centre is a hands-on, interactive, science and technology centreWebsite
There are so many wonderful choices of establishments and environments. These are some of our favourites.
Unique and historic restaurant which occupies a 600 year old Grade II Listed Medieval house of exceptional character and charm. The restaurant has been stylishly refurbished throughout and retains many original features including solid oak beams, ancient doorways and beautiful open fireplaces.Website
Beautiful Winchester hotel, bar and restaurant in the heart of England’s ancient capital. This Grade II listed 18th-century inn is the perfect place to meet for lunch, supper or just a drink in relaxed, convivial surroundings – moments from Winchester Cathedral.Website
A little enclave of hospitality; a stylish hang-out, and a great meeting place for friends, family or an intimate tête-à-tête, a rather special place to be.Website
The Black Rat Restaurant was converted from a pub into a quaint and quirky restaurant that is situated on the fringe of the town centre, along Chesil Street.
A year after opening, the team acquired one of the most prestigious accolades in catering, a Michelin Star.
The Corner House has become a bit of an institution in Winch! Likened to the cafe in "Friends" they have a very "Notting Hill Feel"! The shabby chic interior creates a relaxed, informal environment for a very fine cup of coffee, a quirky selection of teas, a very impressive bottled beer & lager selection, some cheeky wines, and legendary Hampshire sourced menu. Oh! And cake.Website
Unwind in traditional British comfort in this four star Georgian coaching inn, snug within the historic village of Hursley nestled just south of Winchester and surrounded by beautiful Hampshire downlands. A handsome village inn with cosy cottage-style rooms to rest your head and exceptional, locally sourced Hampshire fare home-cooked by an award-winning chef.Website
Winchester’s Authentic Japanese Restaurant recently listed in Sunday Times as one of the best Japanese Restaurants in the country.Website
French Restaurant in Winchester split over two floors with balconies, a secret courtyard, a small private meeting room and a great bar, and restaurant full of cosy corners and fabulous character.Website
A traditional country pub set in the heart of a picturesque village. Relax and unwind in beautiful garden areas, where children can play on the play fort and enjoy the company of donkeys. Dogs are also welcome to the pub.Website
Tucked away on Wharf Hill, off Chesil Street in Winchester, The Black Boy is still faithful to its origins. Although recognised in most of the well known beer and pub guides, it is still a traditional back-street boozer.Website
Spacious, beautifully presented four-star hotel accommodation (AA rating, four-star inn), offering a superior level of comfort in stylish yet warm and restful surroundings.Website
A grand but informal place to work, rest and play. A stone's throw away you have wonderful architecture, historic museums, cobbled streets lined with independent shops and boutiques, and theatres, literary events and arts festivals. All on the doorstep of the stunning landscape of the South Downs.Website
A charming 17th century country house standing elegantly in 63 acres of beautiful Hampshire parkland. As you sweep into the courtyard, delicate archways and loggias frame the picture perfect entrance and a small amble reveals a beautiful 12th century chapel ruin and pretty dovecote.Website