Ideal Camping Accommodation in Winchester on or near the South Downs Way route
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Camping and Touring Van Parks 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 a campsite or pitch for a motorhome or touring van.

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.

Winchester Camping, Campsites, Touring van and motorhome parks, etc

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Vicarage Farm Certificated Location

Woodmancott Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3BL
Tel: 01256 397616

Prices: POA
Pitches for: Motorhomes, & Touring Vans
Pitches: 5ccc

Showers? Washing up facilities? Games room? Disabled facilities? Please check!
Toilets Laundry/Washing facilities? Children's play area? Pets welcome?
Gas refills? Shop on site? Outdoor pool? Internet access?
Electric hook-up? On-site bar? Indoor pool? Fires allowed?
Chemical toilet disposal point? Cafe or Restaurant? Beach nearby? Open all year?

Morn Hill Caravan Club Site

Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HL
Tel: 01962 869887

Discounts are given to members of The Caravan Club, please check with the park regarding non-members and availability.

Prices: POA
Pitches for: Tents & Touring Vans

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