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History and Museums

Delve into the city of Winchester's history

From Winchester Cathedral to Winchester's milling history, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the history of Winchester during your stay. 

Uncover the history of Winchester

Explore the grand Winchester Cathedral

With its current form dating back to 1093, yet with a history stretching back further to the year 642, Winchester Cathedral is one of the top attractions in the city. As well as admiring the beautiful structure, visitors can take in a guided tour or one of the many concerts held in the cathedral throughout the year.

25 minutes drive from the Norton Park Hotel

Visit the Winchester Cathedral site

Discover Winchester's milling history

Perhaps the oldest working watermill in the UK, Winchester City Mill has been feeding Winchester for over 1000 years. Today, visitors can learn about milling and the building's notable history, as well as enjoying all sorts of events including baking demonstrations and rubber duck races!

20 minutes drive from the Norton Park Hotel

Visit the Winchester City Mill site

Step inside the Great Hall at Winchester Castle

Winchester is known across the world as being a centre of all things medieval, and the city's Great Hall is no exception. Originally built in 1067 by William the Conqueror and remodelled in 1235, it's one of the most beautiful and atmospheric buildings in the city, and a great place to learn more about the city's history through its range of yearly events.

20 minutes drive from the Norton Park Hotel

Visit The Great Hall site

A must-see for history lovers

Celebrating the history of one of the British Army's most celebrated regiments, The Royal Green Jackets Museum is fun for all the family. With a range of interesting exhibits that will entertain more than just history buffs, it's a must-see for anyone visiting the town.

20 minutes drive from Norton Park Hotel

Visit the Royal Green Jackets Museum site

Highclere Castle, a castle fit for the Crawleys

Highclere Castle isn't just a pretty 18th century manor house – it's the setting for the hit television series, Downton Abbey. Stroll hand in hand house's notable history, and find out about the hit drama that's taken the world by storm!

25 minutes drive from Norton Park Hotel

Visit the Highclere Castle site

If you are planning a trip to Winchester, Norton Park Hotel, Spa & Manor House makes the perfect base for your adventure. 

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