Welcome to Winchester Poetry Festival
Festival weekend will take place October 13-15 2023.
Below you will find a selection of helpful information on how to get here, where to stay and what to do.
How To Get Here
Winchester Discovery Centre will be the hub for the Winchester Poetry Festival
From the M3, leave J11 when coming from the south or J9 from north and follow signs to the city centre. There is limited pay-and-display parking at Winchester Discovery Centre, including 3 designated disabled spaces in the car park. Blue Badge holders may park in any space within the car park so long as they display their blue badge. Other local public car parks are well signposted.
The Park and ride stops a few minutes walk away at the Southern end of Jewry St. A bus stop is located right outside our main entrance - buses stopping there are, 1, 2, 4,5,6, 7,10,X24/25/26, 68, 86, 95/95A/96/96A, 99/X99.
Winchester Discovery Centre is a few minutes walk from Winchester station along City Road then turn right into Jewry Street.
Where to Stay
You can choose from a variety of accommodation options in the heart of Winchester's city centre and in the surrounding Hampshire countryside.
There are top-class hotels for an extra special stay or a wide range of both bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation.
The Visit Winchester website provides a search facility to meet every budget:
What to Do
During your visit to the Winchester Poetry Festival do take the opportunity to see what else this vibrant city has to offer.
Winchester is packed with museums, historic buildings, places with literary associations and tranquil green spaces just waiting to be explored. The Visit Winchester Website has information about places to visit as well as hints on places to eat and shop: