Regional Interest

Regional Places of Interest

  • Alresford – typical Hampshire village famous for watercress, and the Watercress Line (steam railway) – 7 miles.
  • Alton – home of Jane Austen (Chawton) and naturalist Gilbert White (Selbourne). Other end of Watercress Line -15 miles
  • Bath – beautiful buildings-a Roman spa town – 40 miles.
  • Bournemouth – a seaside resort with a gay beach, pubs and clubs – 40 miles. Further west, there is the Dorset World Heritage coast full of fossils and rugged scenery
  • Brighton – a seaside resort with an official nudist beach and a large number of gay pubs, clubs and sauna’s. England’ gay seaside capital – 50 miles.
  • Isle of Wight – a small island off the South coast accessible by ferry/hovercraft. Lovely beaches, plenty of tourist attractions and Osborne House, the home of Queen Victoria – all about an hour from Winchester.
  • London – with all it’s well known attractions-only 54 minutes by train-fare around £15 for a day return. Cheaper to stay in Winchester and travel up to see the sights!
  • New Forest National Park -a huge area of woodland and common with some beautiful scenery and wildlife -20 miles
  • Portsmouth – Some of World’s Best Collection of Old Ships – HMS Victory (Lord Nelson) , Mary Rose (Henry V111), Naval Dockyards and Port giving access to Europe. Southsea has the D-Day Museum. Also new landmark Spinakker Tower with south coast and Isle of Wight views. Excellent shopping and restaurant centre, Gun Wharf Keys -25 miles.
  • Salisbury – a Cathedral city – with England’s tallest spire – 25 miles .
  • Southampton – West Quay shopping centre (one of best in southern England) and historic port where Titanic sailed from with medieval city walls and Bargate (dating from 1200s) – 12 miles.
  • Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury Hill – three world famous sacred prehistoric sites of stones for the druids and Stonehenge World Heritage Site -20 miles.