Winchester

Looking to hold your next conference or event in Winchester, Hampshire?

At the heart of central Hampshire sits the medieval city of Winchester, England’s Ancient Capital. The city has a rich royal heritage and was once home to King Alfred the Great. Discover the legend of King Arthur’s Round Table at the Great Hall, the only remaining part of Winchester Castle.

The city’s medieval roots can be seen along the pretty narrow, cobbled streets and historic buildings which adorn the busy high street. At the centre of the city sits the impressive Winchester Cathedral, which has the longest nave of any Cathedral in Europe. It is here that author Jane Austen was laid to rest and next to her grave is a permanent exhibition dedicated to her memory.

Well known for its excellent choice of boutique and high street shops, Winchester has a popular café culture which is evident around every corner. Food is a popular theme in the city and it hosts the country’s largest farmers’ market. Many of the city’s upmarket restaurants serve up locally sourced produce which range from Thai and Japanese to Spanish and Italian cuisine.

In the evening visitors can discover the city’s eclectic nightlife. Known for its popular live music venues and modern art house theatre, the streets come alive once the sun goes down.

The city’s location makes it a popular commuter destination, close to the M3 motorway and just one hour from London by train. This is also why is provides a great location for conference, events and meetings of all sizes. The compact nature of Winchester lends itself to being a great conference destination with many hotels based in or around the city centre. These include well known brands such as the Holiday Inn and Mercure chains and the luxury accommodation of Lainston House Hotel and Hotel du Vin and Bistro.

For more information on things to do and see please visit Visit Winchester and Visit Hampshire.

Venue Name Location Bedrooms Capacity
Chilcomb Down HouseWinchester-68
Great Hall WinchesterWinchester-400
Lainston HouseWinchester50166
Marwell ZooWinchester-120
Norton Park HotelSutton Scotney165340
Sparsholt Conferences & EventsWinchester250140
University of WinchesterWinchester1800308