The South Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The South - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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The Great Hall

  • Historic District/Site

A short walk west of the cathedral, this outstanding example of early English gothic architecture, and one of Britain's finest surviving...

Ventnor Botanic Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Laid out over 22 acres, these gardens contain more than 3,500 species of trees, plants, and shrubs. Thanks to a unique microclimate there...

Watercress Line

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Alresford, 8 miles northeast of Winchester by A31 and B3046, is the starting point of the Watercress Line, a 10-mile-long railroad reserved...

West Kennet Avenue

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Lined with what remains of the original 100 standing stones, spaced 80 feet apart, this 1½-mile path was once a prehistoric processional...

West Kennet Long Barrow

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

One of the largest Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain, West Kennet Long Barrow was built around 3400 BC. You can explore all around...


  • Building/Architectural Site

This atmospheric fortified medieval gateway, with a stunning Tudor ceiling, was a debtor's prison for 150 years and now holds a motley...

Wilton House

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

This is considered to be one of the loveliest stately homes in England and, along with its grounds, a fine example of the English Palladian...

Wimborne Minster

  • Library/Archive

Although there has been a church here since the 8th century, the current building, with its crenellated and pinnacled twin towers, was...

Winchester Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The imposing Norman exterior of the city's greatest monument, begun in 1079 and consecrated in 1093, makes the Gothic lightness within...

Winchester College

  • Educational Institution

This prestigious "public" (meaning private) school—the oldest continuously run one in the country, with several buildings still in...


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