Winchester and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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About the break

Friday 4 April to Monday 7 April 2025

Join the Social Breaks and Holidays Group for a weekend break at the 4-star Winchester Royal Hotel.

  • Three nights dinner, bed and breakfast and welcome drink on the first evening.
  • Coach excursion to explore Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
  • Central hotel, perfect for exploring Winchester.
  • Car parking is charged at £12 per night.

Enjoy this springtime break at the beautiful Winchester Royal Hotel, with the award-winning Garden Restaurant and stunning walled garden. The hotel's central location in the heart of Winchester makes for the perfect base for exploring the medieval city.


Once the capital of England, this charming city has a rich history and plenty of attractions to explore. Winchester Cathedral, known for its magnificent architecture and beautiful stained glass windows, is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Here you can also see the 12th-century Winchester Bible. Winchester Castle is also very nearby, explore the Great Hall and marvel at he the legendary Round Table, believe to date back to the 13th century and steeped in myth and legend surrounding King Arthur and his knights. Next to the castle is Winchester College, here you can take a guided tour of the impressive grounds. Founded in 1382, the college has the longest continuous history of any English school and still occupies its original medieval buildings. Also nearby is Winchester's Military Quarter, a group of 6 regimental museums set within the old Peninsular Barracks. Winchester Market is also just 5-minute walk from the hotel, why not take a walk around and browse the many local traders' stalls?


There are also a number of things to do and see a little farther away. Jane Austen's House is located in the picturesque village of Chawton, just a 25 minute drive from Winchester. Marwell Zoo is also reachable within 25 minutes. For the steam train fans, why not take a ride on the Watercress Line through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside. Hollycombe Working Steam Museum is also fairly close, around a 50 minute drive away.


For more information on things to do and see in and around Winchester, please click here to go to the Visit Winchester website. Here you can also purchase tickets for many of the previously mentioned attractions.


On Saturday, you'll head off on a coach excursion to explore Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard with the coach and your ticket all included in the cost of the break! Explore historic ships like HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. Learn about naval history, modern operations at Action Stations, and Victorian engineering at the Mary Rose Museum. There are a number of captivating exhibitions and hands-on activities for you to get involved in.


Also included in this break is three nights dinner, bed and breakfast with a welcome drink on the first evening. Wi-Fi is free and parking is charged at £12 per night for hotel guests. There are two car parks, one is located on St Peter Street, just before the hotel on the right-hand-side. The other is on Parchment Street, where the disabled parking space is.


The hotel does not have a lift, however there are ground floor rooms and all public areas are accessible by wheelchair. There are a few accessible friendly rooms, if you require one of these rooms please ensure to mention it when booking.


For any queries regarding this break, please email the Social Group on



£335 per person based on two sharing a double or twin room

Single supplement is £40 per person, per night (£120 for the whole break)


A deposit of £50 per person will be taken at the time of booking.


To book, please contact Just for Groups on 01603 616316 and quote 'Boundless Winchester'.

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Winchester Royal Hotel, St Peter Street, Winchester SO23 8BS



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