Shopping further afield
Surrounding Winchester are a number of charming towns to explore, full of specialist shops and attractions.
Once a prosperous wool town, historic Alresford boasts a range of elegant boutiques and galleries. Just seven miles from Winchester, spend an afternoon exploring the designer fashions, gifts, antiques and chinaware on display. On the way stop at Cheriton Post Office and Village Stores for your everyday essentials as well as locally produced beef and lamb and a great selection of beers, wines, spirits and ciders.
Nearby Bishop's Waltham is an historic town offering stylish shopping in a village ambience. Also take time to wander round the fine selection of shops and cafes surrounding the medieval square in Wickham - and be sure to put The Hampshire Delicatessen on your list.