For participants arriving to Winchester early, or staying after the conference, there are lots to see and do. Below are just some of the options in the city centre.

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  • Winchester Cathedral - A place of worship for over 900 years, Winchester's world-famous cathedral is as remarkable for its hidden treasures - Anthony Gormley's Sound II, the Winchester Bible and Jane Austen's tomb, as it is for its spectacular architecture.
  • The Great Hall and King Arthur's Round Table - Winchester is famous for its legendary Arthurian Round table, a striking sight well worth visiting in The Great Hall - the only remaining part of Winchester Castle.
  • Winchester College - Believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country, Winchester College boasts some illustrious alumni including Douglas Jardine, Lord Howe and Anthony Trollope.
  • City Museum - Uncover Winchester's past at the family-friendly City Museum.
  • The Westgate - A fortified medieval gateway which served as a debtors' prison for 150 years. Read prisoners' graffiti, see the interesting collection of weights and measures and take in splendid rooftop views across Winchester.
  • The City Mill - Perched over the fast-flowing River Itchen, Winchester City Mill has regular milling demonstrations, children's quizzes and an interactive exhibition.
  • Winchester's Military Museums - Home to one of the most sizeable collections of regimental history outside London in the form of five museums.
  • St Cross Hospital - Admire medieval architecture and take part in a 900-year-old tradition as you receive the Wayferer's Dole.
  • Abbey House and Gardens - Next to the newly refurbished Guildhall is Abbey House, the mayor's official residence. On the site of a nunnaminster founded by King Alfred's wife, Queen Ealhswith, the adjoining gardens are a riot of colour in the summer.
  • Wolvesey Castle - Visit the extensive ruins of Winchester's medieval Bishop's Palace.
  • Winchester Discovery Centre - Winchester's modern library with exhibitions and a cafe.
  • Winchester Theatre Royal - The theatre provides a varied professional programme of drama, dance, comedy, music and children's theatre and enjoys a reputation for first class Christmas pantomime.