Local area guide

Living in Winchester

Thinking about moving to Winchester? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Winchester

Why Winchester is a good place to live

Renowned for its rich tapestry of history, Winchester offers the perfect combination of urban and countryside living. It's been deemed the happiest place to live in the UK, known for its safe, low-crime environment, making it an ideal place to call home. It's not surprising that Winchester was the nation's former capital, with its beautiful houses and lively city centre hosting bustling markets and an array of dining options. Not to mention, schools in Winchester are of exceptional quality, making it perfect for families. With London just an hour train journey away, you're never far from the action, yet just as close to breathtaking landscapes such as the South Downs and New Forest National Park. With all these features, it's clear that moving to Winchester will provide a delightful living experience.

What's Winchester famous for?

Winchester is famous for its mesmerising historic landmarks, with Winchester Cathedral standing as the most prominent. This historical gem, known for its strikingly grandiose architecture, is a testament to Winchester's historic status as a former capital. Within its hallowed grounds lies the resting place of author Jane Austen, a renowned literary figure. Winchester is also home to the Winchester College, reflecting the city's long-standing commitment to quality education. Additionally, Winchester's vibrant city centre, hosting the UK's largest farmer's market, contributes to its lively atmosphere.

Things to do in Winchester

Packed with historical sites and vibrant events, Winchester offers a multitude of engaging activities. A tour of Winchester Cathedral and The Great Hall, the home of the legendary Round Table, provides a journey back in time. To savour the essence of Winchester, a visit to the National Trust Winchester City Mill and Catherine’s Hill in Hampshire offers a blend of history and scenic beauty. Indulge your curiosity at the Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, or explore the Gurkha Museum, Winchester City Museum, and Wolvesey Castle. With such a mix of historical, cultural, and natural attractions, every day spent in Winchester can be a new adventure. So, whether you're moving to Winchester or just visiting, get ready to immervably experience its unique charm.

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Transport in Winchester

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Local connections

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3.2 miles / 5.1 km
Chandlers Ford
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6.5 miles / 10.5 km
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6.9 miles / 11.1 km
Southampton Airport Parkway
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8.3 miles / 13.4 km
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8.4 miles / 13.5 km

Schools in Winchester

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Winchester.

Education in Winchester

Osborne School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Peter Symonds College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2020)
St Bede Church of England Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2013)
The Westgate School
Ages: 4 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Western Church of England Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
The Pilgrims School
Ages: 4 - 13 years old

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