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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Salisbury 12

Winchester 10

Dorchester 8

Portsmouth 7

Avebury 6

Isle of Wight 5


Brading 1

Cowes 2

Ventnor 1

Lyme Regis 4

Corfe Castle 3

Wimborne Minster 3

Bournemouth 3

Lyndhurst 3

Sherborne 3

Southampton 3

Cerne Abbas 2

Beaulieu 2

Chawton 2

Abbotsbury 1

Weymouth 1

Stonehenge 1

Longleat House 1

Stourhead 1

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Beach–Sight 2

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Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 6

Educational Institution 1

Garden/ Arboretum 8

Geological Site 1

Historic District/ Site 6

House/ Mansion/ Villa 14

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

Library/ Archive 2

Local Interest–Sight 7

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 1

Market/ Bazaar 1

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 1

Military Site 3

Museum Village 1

Museum/ Gallery 21

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 2

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 3

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 10

Scenic Drive/ Tour 2

Town/ Village 2

Trail/ Path 1

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) 2

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 4

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Romantic 1


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City Mill

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Set over the River Itchen, this rare surviving example of an 18th-century urban water mill, complete with small island garden, is at...

City Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum reflects Winchester's history from the Iron Age to the present through displays of Anglo-Saxon pottery, jewelry, and coins,...

Gurkha Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This unique museum tells the story of the Gurkha brigade, whose Nepalese soldiers have fought alongside the British since the early 19th...

Highclere Castle

  • Building/Architectural Site

Set in 1,000 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown, this is the historic home of the actual earls of Carnarvon—as opposed...

King's Gate

  • Historic District/Site

One of two surviving gateways in the city's original ancient walls, this structure to the south of the Close is thought to date back...

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...

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...


  • 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...

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

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