Book a winter getaway in Winchester. Take a look at the various options still available if you are yet to book a festive break.
However you wish to celebrate Christmas in Winchester in 2023, do so at the Holiday Inn Winchester. From Christmas Party Nights and Festive Afternoon Teas to Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations, they’ve got the festive season all wrapped up. During your stay, why not book one of ANA Spa’s winter spa day packages? From £49 per person, you can enjoy spa access, treatments and lunch before tucking in for the perfect night’s sleep.
Whether you are looking to toast with some bubbly, feast on a scrumptious three course Christmas meal, or party with your loved ones, you can do so from the historic Wykeham Arms, nestled just between Winchester Cathedral and the 14th century Winchester College. Enjoy a cosy night in with locally sourced ingredients, a cellar of hand-picked wines, ales on tap and a luxurious guest bedroom to rest after your evening of festivities. You’ll want to make sure there’s room at this inn.
In the heart of the city centre, this 16th century hotel is offering a veritable festive feast this Christmas. Whether you are looking to indulge in seasonal dishes, festive celebrations, afternoon tea or Christmas Day lunch, the Winchester Royal has the perfect hand-picked menu to satisfy the tastebuds. From its central location, you can also explore all the best Winchester has to offer this festive season: walk to the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market, or catch a show at the Theatre Royal Winchester, then end the night in one of the Winchester Royal’s 81 beautifully designed bedrooms.
The go-to getaway for family trips and romantic weekends, Wallops Wood Cottages are offering a 20% seasonal discount on stays this winter. So venture into the stunning South Downs National Park, cosy up by the woodburning fire, and take in the meadows from the private hot tub and enclosed garden. At Wallops Wood, they designed their cottages with accessibility at the forefront, making it the perfect location for families, carers and friends alike. Every cottage is also dog-friendly, winning Wallops Wood the Visit England Dog Friendly Business of the Year. So, whether you are looking for a base to explore the Hampshire countryside, or a stress-free family getaway, visit Wallops Wood this winter.
From delicious dishes and tempting drinks to cosy bespoke bedrooms, The Swan Hotel in Alresford is the perfect place to enjoy the festive season. This charming 18th century hotel also benefits from being in one of the district’s most picturesque market towns. Explore Alresford, home to the Watercress Line, Hinton Ampner and the Millenium Trail, and come back for dinner and rest at The Swan Hotel.
This dog-friendly 17th century house is offering guests the warmest of welcomed this winter. There is plenty to do during your stay, so wrap up for a winter stroll, get creative at their wreath-making workshop, or experience the magic of Christmas cooking at Season Cookery School. Afterwards, you can grab your favourite tipple at the bar and indulge in award-winning dining at The Avenue restaurant before settling in for a night in one of their individually designed and decorated rooms. Don’t wait to enjoy an enchanting country Christmas.
What better way to celebrate the festive season than with an overnight stay in a beautiful countryside manor? This winter, Oakley Hall Hotel offers a stunning stay in one of their 50 bedrooms with stunning views of the 315 acres of grounds and beautiful period details. During your visit you can indulge in a meal at the Glasshouse Restaurant or a tipple in the 1795 Lounge & Bar or embrace the festive spirit with their Christmas and Boxing Day roasts. Bring your four-legged friends along too for a stay in a designated dog-friendly Courtyard room.
While you visit, be sure to explore the festive events happening across the district. For the gin connoisseurs, visit the Bombay Sapphire Distillery for their Christmas Cocktail Masterclass. Explore Winchester’s world-famous Christmas Market at Winchester Cathedral, where visitors will be transported into a festive setting to purchase their Christmas gifts and take in the atmosphere. For an evening out, visit Rick Stein to enjoy their new festive menu, including the freshest fish, simply cooked in the heart of Winchester.
Winchester district is home to many independent shops in the city and in our market towns.
Winchester BID have produced a festive independents map.
To view the other market town maps click here.