Welcome to the free bi-monthly magazine for residents and businesses across the Winchester region.


We are unique. The B5 sized magazine is the only local media delivered by the Royal Mail through 7,885 doors across postcodes SO21 1, SO21 2 and SO23 9.

As a reader, this means that you don't have to seek out the magazine as your postman will deliver it to you every other month with your regular post.

For advertisers, that's a guaranteed delivery, so you can be sure that your marketing message is being seen by potential customers. The Royal Mail delivery makes us unique and gives you peace of mind that Winchester Resident Magazine is out there, working for you!

Winchester Resident Magazine was founded by Guy Hanson and was acquired by Vantage Publishing Limited in September 2022.






Winchester really does have it all!

Winchester has been named one of the best for a UK City break - beating the likes of Oxford, Harrogate and Chester. The former capital of England came joint second with Kent's Canterbury, narrowly beaten by Cambridge, in new research completed by Which? magazine.

Winchester was lined up against other similar sized cities to find out what kind of mini-break it offers. Which? asked more than 3,600 people to rate over 50 destinations across the UK against several categories. Winchester scored a high of 78 per cent. The city's accommodation and cultural sights were granted four out of five stars by the consumer company. Winchester also earned three stars for food and drink, shopping, lack of crowds, value for money and getting around.

The city boasts a vast selection of high quality restaurants, shops, accommodation and an iconic cathedral. There is also a tranquil nature reserve and the historical sights of the Great Hall, which is the home of King Arthur’s Round Table, the Westgate and Winchester City Mill. Seasonal activity from the recent ‘Hares of Hampshire’ trail, the annual festival line-up to the much-visited Cathedral Christmas Market all add to Winchesters tourist offer.

At Winchester Resident Magazine we aim to highlight the stories of the people and places of the region that make it such a special place to both live and work. We'll meet the owners of the independent businesses that thrive here and we'll tell the stories of the local people who help to create the community atmosphere of this ancient capital of England. Local events will also play a part, so please let us know of anything that you feel needs a mention.

We'd love to hear your stories, so please make contact with us.