Winchester walking tours

Looking for something to do before the talks start at our Winchester History Weekend 2018? Look no further than these three fascinating tours of the historic city...

Daffodils at Winchester Cathedral. (Photo by Getty Images)

Medieval Winchester: A guided tour of Winchester Cathedral and Winchester College

Discover two of Winchester’s most historic landmarks with this hour-long guided tour beginning at Winchester Cathedral, one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe. Your guide will point out some of the site’s most treasured artefacts, including the 12th-century Winchester Bible, and share the history of this ancient place of worship.

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From there, it is just a short walk around the corner to Winchester College. Founded by William of Wykeham in the 14th century, the education facility is believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country. This part of the tour concentrates on the medieval heart of the college, including the 14th-century Gothic Chapel, college hall, the original scholars’ dining room and the original medieval cloister.

Date: Friday 5 October

Time: 10am–11am and 12pm–1pm

Meeting point: Winchester Cathedral

Price: £15 (includes special edition magazine)

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Royal Winchester with Ellie Woodacre

This tour provides an introduction to Winchester’s rich royal history, exploring the sites of palaces of the past and highlighting events relating to former Anglo-Saxon rulers as well as the visits of modern royals today.

Date: Friday 5 October

Time: 2pm–3.30pm

Meeting point: Outside City Museum

Price: £10 (includes special edition magazine)

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Anglo-Saxon Winchester with Ryan Lavelle

This tour explores some of the big moments in Anglo-Saxon history and how they are linked to Winchester. Join Ryan Lavelle on the streets of the city as he considers recent archaeology and the Anglo-Saxon elements of the city.

Date: Friday 5 October

Time: 4pm–5.30pm

Meeting point: Outside City Museum

Price: £10 (includes special edition magazine)

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