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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Church
“stating the obvious, did you know Jane Austin is buried here, might see her ghost”
  • 58 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Indie Cinema
“for a chilled evening take food or drinks order and be served whilst watching you r movie”
  • 29 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Great Hall, “one of the finest surviving aisled halls of the 13th century”, contains the greatest symbol of medieval mythology, King Arthur’s Round Table, and is all that now remains of Winchester Castle. The iconic Round Table of Arthurian legend that has dominated Winchester’s ancient Great Hall for centuries. This is one of the finest surviving examples of a 13th century aisled hall and is an enhancement of the original Winchester Castle built by William the Conqueror. It has been carefully examined in recent times, and the conclusion has been that it was made at the end of the 13th century as a symbolic ornament for a feast held after a great tournament celebrating King Edward I’s vision for the future of the English crown. The legs were cut off, the surface covered with painted leather and the table hung in Winchester castle hall by King Edward III. Discover the history and uncover the battles, secrets and trials for terrorism and treason held here. Adult £3. Children under 5 FREE, Students, Seniors, Disabled £2.50. The Great Hall offers guided tours at 11.00 and 15.00 everyday.”
  • 24 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Point of Interest
“There is always something interesting to see at the Theatre Royal but you need to book early as it's very busy!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pub
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“History of The Wykeham Arms. Since 1755, when it was a coaching inn, there has been a pub on this site, quenching the thirst of travellers moving to and from the coast. Lord Nelson himself was said to have stayed here in his way to Portsmouth!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Historic building and brilliant restaurant for a special meal. the tasting menu is worth a try.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“St Catherine’s Hill is a 58 hectare flower-rich chalk grassland nature reserve carefully managed by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. It’s home to some stunning wild flowers, and over 25 different species of butterflies including the marbled white, chalkhill blue and brown argus. There are also ramparts of the Iron Age hill fort cut into the 70m high hill, buried ruins of the Norman chapel that gives the site its name and several rectangular burial mounds along Plague Pit Valley which mark the location of mass graves. It offers spectacular views over Winchester, the Itchen Valley and the surrounding countryside. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Restaurant
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“Winchester's Michelin Starred Restaurant - just at the bottom of our hill. Reservations essential.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“A famous, rambling pub with excellent beer, close to the River Itchen and Weirs”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Christopher Richard "Rick" Stein OBE is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter. Excellent seafood, quite expensive, but a good experience...”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual dining on seasonal British menus in a former mill with exposed beams and painted brick walls.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great pub with nice family friendly atmosphere as well as a fantastic menu.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is our current favourite restaurant in town! The Ivy Signature Shepherds Pie is fantastic and the ambience in the restaurant is top notch.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is a medieval almshouse in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It has been described as "England's oldest and most perfect almshouse". Most of the buildings and grounds are open to the public at certain times. It is a Grade I listed building. The Hospital still provides accommodation for a total of 25 elderly men, known as "The Brothers", under the care of "The Master". Adults £5.00 Students and Senior Citizens £4.50 Children under 13 £3.00”
  • 9 locals recommend
Train Station
“Beautiful historic city, so much to see and do and some wonderful restaurants. Park and ride is the best if driving, if not hop on the train!”
  • 61 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A simple and pleasant 5 minute walk down Dean Lane and across the park gets you to this well known supermarket. There's lots of ready meals to select from so that you can make use of the kitchen facilities.”
  • 7 locals recommend