Local Insiders Guide to Winchester


Must See:
Lie back and watch the universe unfold above you at the Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, 400 yards from the Holiday Inn Winchester. You can learn about outer space and interact with over 100 exhibits at the UK's largest planetarium dome.

Must Do:
Holiday Inn Winchester is on the edge of the rolling hillsides of the South Downs National Park. Go paragliding from the hilltops and ramble through the fields. There are plenty of quiet country pubs where you can grab a bite to eat and watch the sunset.

What's New:
New arrivals are a frequent occurrence at Marwell Wildlife, 20 minutes' drive from the hotel along the M3. Catch sight of baby monkeys and hatching penguins, as well as gibbons, tigers and giraffes. You can set out a picnic side-by-side with the pygmy hippos.

Don't Go Home Without: 
Visiting the home of Jane Austen. The beloved English author lived in a cottage in the pretty village of Chawton, 14 miles away. Discover the room where many of her greatest novels were written and the piano she played to her family in the mornings.

Leave your vehicle in the complimentary car park at Holiday Inn Winchester to avoid parking restrictions in Winchester town centre. Our friendly staff are happy to assist in booking you a fascinating tour around this historic cathedral town.