Destination guide

Travel to historical Winchester

Take a holiday to Winchester and enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums. Well known for its gardens, monuments and shopping, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions such as Great Hall and Winchester Cathedral. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Winchester

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Winchester a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marwell Zoo (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Stoneham Golf Club (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Southampton City Golf Course (9 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Frankie's Fun Factory (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • The Rapids (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Winchester

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Winchester is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Queen Eleanors Garden (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Winnall Moors Nature Reserve (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Mottisfront Abbey and Gardens (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Riverside Park (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Danebury Iron Age Hillfort (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Winchester

The nearest airport is in Southampton (SOU), located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 29.9 mi (48.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Winchester Station, Winchester Shawford Station and Winchester Micheldever Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Winchester?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 380 holiday rentals near Winchester. From 153 Houses to 65 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Winchester for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Winchester?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Winchester:

  • Gunwharf Quays: 72 holiday homes
  • Old Portsmouth: 74 holiday homes
  • Southsea: 128 holiday homes
  • Southampton City Centre: 70 holiday homes
  • Reading City Centre: 60 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Winchester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Winchester. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Winchester College: 492 holiday rentals
  • Winnall Moors Nature Reserve: 519 holiday rentals
  • University of Winchester: 502 holiday rentals
  • Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium: 521 holiday rentals
  • Avington Park: 451 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Winchester listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Winchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 153 Houses in Winchester. Our other popular types of Winchester holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 65 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 135 holiday houses
  • Studios: 136 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Winchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 19 holiday homes with pool available in Winchester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.