Out & About
Nestled in the lovely village of Littleton in Hampshire, the Running Horse is the perfect place to stay to discover everything that the nearby cathedral city of Winchester and its surrounding areas have to offer. Use us as a base for your visit to Winchester or for a day out in the surrounding areas.
Winchester, Hampshire’s ancient capital of England, is just a 12-minute drive from us and has numerous fascinating historic landmarks to visit. Medieval Winchester Castle, which features King Arthur’s legendary Round Table, is a must-see, as is Wolvesey Castle and Palace, one of the greatest medieval buildings in England.
Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe and the city’s most notable historic attraction. Not only is it home to stunning medieval and contemporary art, but also it is the burial place of English novelist Jane Austen, and houses an interesting exhibition about her life.
If you’re not a history buff, then don’t worry, as there are plenty of other attractions nearby for all the family. Marwell Zoo, which is a 22-minute drive from us, is home to hundreds of animals including iconic species that are being conserved. Enjoy stunning views of the animals, daily talks and activities, five adventure playgrounds and much more.
We are also just 25 minutes from the New Forest National Park, a stunning area which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily populated south east of England.