All visitors should take the time to simply wander Winchester's medieval streets weaving around Wolvesey Castle and the cathedral, which light up the skyline. With one of the best-maintained Bibles in the world, Winchester Cathedral - the final resting place of Jane Austen and the first Saxon king, as well as Izaak Walton, the author of the second-most reprinted book in English, The Compleat Angler - is also one of the best cathedrals in the country.
The building itself has traces of architecture stretching across a thousand years and some of the best samples of medieval tiles in Britain. If you're more into legends and are a fan of Merlin and co, head to the Great Hall - all that remains of Winchester Castle - where you'll find a Round Table attached to the wall. But is it the real Round Table?
Less questionable is Queen Eleanor's garden, found next door, a recreation of a medieval herb garden and camomile lawn. Another outside treat is the River Itchen, with genteel walks along the water's edge - see if you can spot the city's famous otter population gorging on the Itchen's fish.
And those with a penchant for pleasure, dip into the UK's largest Farmers' Market or any number of the amazing restaurants the city has on offer.