education Hampshire

Living and working in Winchester

  • The district of Winchester covers the designated heritage city of Winchester itself, and the surrounding areas including Alresford, Bishop’s Waltham, Itchen Valley, and Wickham.

    The district covers an area of 250 square miles and has a population of around 118,000 residents. It attracts over 5 million visitors each year.

  • Winchester High Street
  • More about the area

    Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Winchester itself has plenty of shopping and leisure opportunities, including a high street and shopping centre full of chain and boutique-style shops, Riverside Leisure Centre and the Winchester Royal Theatre.

    It boasts a plethora of places to eat and drink including award-winning restaurants from chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

    Also of interest are the Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium and Marwell Zoo.

    Outside of the city, Alresford is the proud home of the Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line. Itchen Valley County Park is a popular location for a walks and family fun. Wickham hosts some beautiful walks, including the nearby Water Meadows and the start of the nine-mile Meon Valley Trail.

    • Visit Hampshire (external link) has further information on the unmissable attractions in and around the area.

    • If you’re outside the area, you might want to see Hampshire County Council’s pages on Moving to Hampshire – the complete guide to information on the local area, including health, childcare and education.

  • Housing

    Help to Buy South sets out different schemes for low cost home ownership. They are designed to help people in different situations find lasting and affordable ways of entering the property market in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. More details and a buyer's guide can be found on their website.

    Homes to privately rent are usually advertised in local newspapers or via local lettings agents.

    Further information, including affordable housing preferred providers in the area, can be found at on the Winchester City Council housing pages.


Useful Links

Moving to Hampshire

Visit Hampshire (external link)

Help to Buy South (external link)

Local pages

Winchester City Council website (external link)

Winchester City Council house pages (external link)

Current Vacancies in Winchester Map