Ideal Accommodation in Winchester on or near the South Downs Way route
You are here:    TouristNet UK  >  Activity Holidays >  Walking Holidays  >   England  >  The South Downs Way >  B&Bs, Guesthouses, Hotels > Winchester
South Downs Way Map


Bed and Breakfast, Hotel, and Guesthouse Accommodation for walkers on The South Downs Way.

The towns shown on the left are in the same order as they appear on the Route page. Select the one in which you would like to find B&B, Guesthouse or Hotel accommodation.

A strikingly beautiful city, antique Winchester was Britain's country's ancient capital in the 9th century when Alfred the Great made it his base as he strove to unite local peoples against the marauding Vikings. A huge bronze statue of Alfred welcomes visitors.

Previously Winchester had been the capital of the Celtic Belgae tribe as well as the Roman centre known as Venta Belgarum. Two of its five Roman town gates and parts of the surrounding wall have survived the ravages of time.

The River Itchen provides a delightful distraction as it runs through the city but the stunning cathedral is the real focal point, having the longest medieval nave in Europe at over 550 feet. Begun in the 11th century it contains the remains of numerous kings including Canute and William II. Here also is the shrine of St Swithin, a former bishop, and the tomb of the novelist Jane Austen.

The city, which boasts one of Britain's oldest public schools, has many other sites worth visiting. They range from Winchester's 13th century Wolvesley Great Hall, containing King Arthur's so-called round table, to Godbegot House, which lies on the site of King Canute's palace, St Swithin's medieval church and the splendid ruins of Old Wolvesley Palace.

The city is replete with museums tracing local culture and history as well as regimental museums for the Light Infantry, Royal Green Jackets, Royal Hampshire Regiment, the Royal Hussars and the Gurkhas.

Searching for places to stay in Winchester?

spacer image spacer image spacer image spacer image spacer image
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9SRFrom £70.00 per room (Single Occupancy £60.00 per night)
1 Double, 1 Twin
Establishment Photo
Victorian house furnished in character.

Bedrooms have hand wash basins, tea/coffee making facilities. Access to two shared bathrooms. Breakfast in the conservatory, overlooking the beautiful garden, features homemade bread, preserves and local produce.

Easy walking distance of centre.

Children welcome. Cot and highchair available.

Advice on local visits and routes. Members of the National Garden Scheme, gardens open by appointment since 2011.

VB 3 Stars.
Establishment RatingWiFi FacilitiesEstablishment Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesTel: 01962 854272

30 Stoney Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6DNFrom £80.00 per room, per night (Single Occupancy from £55.00)
2 Double, 1 Family
Flowerdews is a friendly, family run bed and breakfast situated in historic Winchester, with air conditioning, stylish spacious rooms feature Flatscreen digital TV's, DVD player, free WI-FI, tea/coffee making facilities and home baked biscuits.

Winchester Cathedral is only a mile and half away. A few minutes from The Test and excellent fly fishing at Itchen Rivers. Breakfast is served in our light dining room with smoked trout, fresh fruit or a full English to set you up for the day. We provide an honesty bar, which is situated in the lounge. Flowerdews is the ideal base for short business trips or a relaxing break in Hampshire. We will strive to provide you with a home from home feeling, and look forward to welcoming you soon.
No Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01962 620143 or 07882 934859
Book online or find more info - FLOWERDEWS

Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NNFrom £55.00 - £90.00
3 Rooms (2 En-suite)
Little Mead B&B is a VB 4 Star graded family friendly bed and breakfast set in the village of Sparsholt, overlooking the 12th century Parish Church in the heart of Hampshire, offering quality accommodation at affordable prices.

All our rooms are furnished to a high standard with luxurious John Lewis sheets and deep, comfortable beds.

Breakfast at Little Mead is made using locally sourced produce where possible and will surely set you up for a day of exploring the local area with many fantastic walks and cycle routes nearby.

Off street parking is available.
Establishment RatingSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01962 776204
Book online or find more info - LITTLE MEAD B&B

Walking Boots Trekking Poles Rucksacks Sunglasses compass Pedometer Cameras Water Bottles Sat Nav Shopping for Walking Holidays Banner

Support XH558, the world's only flying Vulcan