Welcome to Winchester

Winchester itself is a vibrant heritage destination, with world-class attractions and architecture including a magnificent cathedral, award-winning pubs and restaurants and a tempting array of independent shops.

This city is packed with historic buildings, family attractions and green open spaces just waiting to be explored.

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Here are some of our personal favourite hangouts, in the Winchester area.

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.

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Eat & Drink

Eating out, in and around Winchester.

There are so many wonderful choices of establishments and environments. These are some of our favourites.

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Education

Education, Education

Winchester is world renowned for having some of the best private and state schools in the country.

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Places to stay

Don’t go home, stay over!

Accommodation in Winchester is fitting – cute, quaint and chic. There is something for all tastes. You can  find boutique hotels in the centre of this Cathedral city and also Country and Spa retreats if you wish for something a little calmer…

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