Giffard House Hotel

50 Christchurch Rd, Winchester, SO23 9SU, United Kingdom
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners

97%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
77%
172
Very Good
16%
37
Average
4%
9
Poor
1%
3
Terrible
0%
1

N/A

Value Score No Data

Good For Solo
  • Families96
  • Couples93
  • Solo100
  • Business96

More about Winchester

Photos

Cathedral GargoyleCathedral Gargoyle

Sound II by Antony Gormley (1986)Sound II by Antony Gormley (1986)

Winchester CathedralWinchester Cathedral

Cadaver tombCadaver tomb

Travel Tips for Winchester

Winchester College

by Tolik

Winchester College was founded in 1382. It is believed to be the oldest continuously running school in England.

You can see paintings, sculpture, stained glass, tapestries and misericords set in set in a beautiful building. Mon – Sat 10 – 1, 2- 5. Admission adult £2.50, senior £2

Izaak Walton

by leics

If you are into fishing you may well have heard of Izaac Walton.

In 1653 he wrote 'The Compleat Angler', which is by far his best known work (he wrote other things too, including biographies), weaving fishing information, quotations, folklore and folk songs into the story of three friends travelling through the English countryside.

Walton was born in Stafford in 1593 and died in 1683. He is buried in a quiet side-chapel in Winchester cathedral (a floorslab marks his grave); when I visited it was (appropriately) decorated with fishy works of art.

Jane Austen's Grave

by aliante1981

The famous author of 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Emma', 'Sense and Sensibility' and many other novels is buried in the cathedral, which has made it a popular destination with those tourists who are interested in British literature and the lives of authors themselves.

Guildhall

by Tolik

The Victorian Guildhall is on the Broadway (High Street changes its name to Broadway right here). Tourist Information Center on the ground floor offers free maps and booklets. They also have an Accommodation Service and Gift Shop.

The Guildhall Gallery is upstairs offering changing exhibitions of painting, photography, ceramics, craft, and sculpture. Gallery open 10 – 1, 2 –5 Admission free.

From the Guildhall steps you can see King Alfred the Great monument. King Alfred made the city his capital.

River Walk

by planxty

The walk along the river Itchen from the City Bridge right round past the wiers is very pleasant.

The Bridge itself is from 1813 but is believed to be on the site of one erected by St. Swithun in the 9th century.

A little way along on the right are the last surviving remains of the Roman wall that once surrounded the city, although to be honest, they are not very impressive.

Carrying on, you will pass by Wolvesey Castle, where Mary Tudor and Phillip II of Spain had their wedding feast. Unfortunately, this was closed for winter when last I visited.

The path will eventually take you to Winchester College (see seperate tip).

the whole thing is only about a fifteen minute gentle walk.

Comments

Popular Hotels in Winchester

Holiday Inn Winchester

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review

Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester

Show Prices

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

1 Review

14 Southgate St., Winchester

Show Prices

Winchester Royal Hotel

Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

Saint Peter Street, Winchester

Show Prices

Mercure Wessex Hotel

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review

Paternoster Row, (frmrly Macdonald Wessex Hotel), Winchester

Show Prices

View all Winchester hotels

View all Winchester hotels

Latest Winchester hotel reviews

First In Last Out
93 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 12, 2014
Premier Inn Winchester
92 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: May 14, 2014
Marwell Hotel Colden Common
483 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 19, 2014
Mercure Wessex Hotel
654 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 18, 2014
Norton Manor Winchester - A QHotel
1146 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 15, 2014
Holiday Inn Winchester
509 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 18, 2014
Winchester Royal Hotel
84 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 18, 2014
Westgate Hotel
58 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 6, 2014
Hotel du Vin & Bistro
277 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 20, 2014
Wykeham Arms
293 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 19, 2014
The Winchester Hotel
793 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 19, 2014

 Giffard House Hotel

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

Giffard Hotel Winchester

Address: 50 Christchurch Rd, Winchester, SO23 9SU, United Kingdom