©

Winchester trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Winchester

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Hampshire  /  Winchester
(4.2/5 based on 8,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, zoos & aquariums, childrens museums
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire. The city lies at the heart of the wider City of Winchester, a local government district, and is located at the western end of the South Downs National Park, along the course of the River Itchen. It is situated 61mi south-west of London and 13.6mi from Southampton, its closest city. At the time of the 2011 Census, Winchester had a population of 45,184. The wider City of Winchester district which includes towns such as Alresford and Bishop's Waltham has a population of 116,800Winchester developed from the Roman town of Venta Belgarum, which in turn developed from an Iron Age oppidum. Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the distinction of having the longest nave and overall length of all Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The city is home to the University of Winchester and Winchester College, the oldest public school in the United Kingdom still to be using its original buildings.
Add Winchester and other destinations in United Kingdom (UK) to your travel plans using our United Kingdom (UK) tour planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Winchester

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Winchester

Hotels, B&Bs, and inns offer rooms on the upper floors of the historical town center's Victorian, Georgian, and Tudor buildings. These look out over the pedestrian streets, markets, and shops, as well as provide a convenient location to the main attractions. Cottages for rent near the River Itchen are set among thick trees near the water, but are still within walking distance of many of the city attractions.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Winchester:
Museums, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, parks, religious sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, spas, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing, wildlife areas, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Winchester

35 days in England, Inverness & Glasgow BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in England, Glasgow & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Southern England, Bath & Salisbury BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Southern England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Winchester BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Hampshire, Arundel & Salisbury BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Hampshire & Austria BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Southern England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Hampshire BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News