Whether it's spending time together uncovering the city's romantic legends, strolling hand in hand along the sunset walk, or laying down a private picnic on an iron age hill fort, Winchester is packed with romantic things to do.

Winchester's atmospheric historic buildings amid scenic settings make it the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.

Why not escape to a luxurious country house or stylish boutique hotel? Enjoy fine dining in a candle-lit restaurant with a roaring log fire followed by a romantic sunset stroll or a riverside walk.

The city of Winchester has witnessed many romantic scenes including the marriage in Winchester Cathedral of Queen Mary Tudor to King Philip II of Spain.

Follow in the footsteps of the English Romantic poet John Keats and admire the same views that inspired his sensuous ode 'To Autumn'.

Spend a romantic evening in Winchester - watch our film for some ideas. 


Walks & trails


Things to do

  • Winchester Cathedral exterior on a sunny day
    History & heritage

    Winchester Cathedral

    City centre
    For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral.
  • Great Hall with the round table
    History & heritage

    The Great Hall

    City centre
    The Great Hall contains the greatest symbol of medieval mythology, King Arthur's Round Table.
  • Steam train on the Watercress Line to Ropley
    History & heritage

    Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

    Alresford & Alton
    Let off steam and travel by one of our lovingly restored Steam trains through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside.