Tour of Winchester

Postcard of Winchester

Winchester was once the capital of England – and you discover why it’s fascinated generations of visitors when you see the fine Norman Cathedral, ancient school and quaint streets that wind their way up to the castle where ‘King Arthur's Round Table’ is on display. This is a fascinating town, with a rich history… the perfect spot for tea and cake.

Wolvesey Castle

Castles and kings

We’ll show you the remains of Winchester Castle where you can see The Great Hall and (so legend has it) King Arthur's Round Table. Then it’s on to Wolvesey Castle 
to visit the spectacular ruins of the medieval Bishop's Palace.

In the clink...

A few hundred years ago, this was last place you’d want to be - but now, The Westgate is well worth a visit. This medieval gateway was a debtors' prison for 150 years. Nowadays, you can see the prisoners' graffiti, and admire the amazing views across Winchester.

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester's world-famous cathedral has been attracting pilgrims for 900 years – and contains hidden treasures including Anthony Gormley's Sound II, the Winchester Bible and Jane Austen's tomb.

Still raring to go?

There’s so much to see here. We’ll buzz around the town, and depending on your interests, we can drop by the City Mill, to see a milling demonstration, the famous Military Museums, Winchester College, the medieval St Cross Hospital, and the beautiful Abbey House and Gardens (the mayor's official residence).

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