As with many historic cities, parking within the centre is limited and often congested during the Christmas period. Winchester has excellent rail links to London, Southampton, Basingstoke, Reading, the Midlands and beyond. Where possible we strongly advise people to make use of these facilities.
You can plan your visit below.
Travelling by car
If travelling by car is the only option, please make use of the Park and Ride car parks which are located around the outskirts of the city. Winchester City Council operates an excellent and frequent service to all locations, with drop off points located 2-3 minutes walk from the Cathedral. During late night openings, services for the Park and Ride are extended into the evenings. For more information visit www.winchester.gov.uk/parking/park-and-ride/
The Winchester Hotel and Spa are the Accommodation Partner of the 2023 Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market.
For a full range of accommodation options, please visit www.visitwinchester.co.uk/where-to-stay/
Winchester Tourist Information Centre
The award-winning team at the Tourist Information Centre are always happy to help you plan your visit.
Email the Tourist Information Centre or call them on 01962 840 500
For further information and to find local accommodation please visit www.visitwinchester.co.uk
If you’re staying for a few days you might like to explore some of Hampshire’s beautiful towns and countryside. For more information visit www.visit-hampshire.co.uk
Hampshire has some great visitor attractions, from wildlife parks to theme parks, steam trains and museums. For more information visit www.hampshiretopattractions.co.uk