Guided tour

Winchester: Journey Through Winchester's Past Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Walsh Tours

Winchester: Journey Through Winchester's Past Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walsh Tours

From US$ 13.07 per person

Explore the historic heart of Winchester on a guided walking tour. Hear about the legend of King Arthur as you wind down the high street to Winchester Cathedral and walk the banks of the River Itchen.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear the stories brought to life
  • See the locations of world renown
  • Laugh and have a good time
Full description
We will meet at the Westgate, the medieval entrace to Winchester. First, we see William the Conquer's Winchester Castle and The Great Hall, hearing the Legend of King Arthur. Then we will walk the High Street, before arriving at the world-famous, Winchester Cathedral. The final resting place of lady who left her mark on Winchester and the World-Jane Austen. After will see the iconic statue of Alfred the Great, and tell tales of his immense contributions to history. After which we will walk the banks of the River Itchen, inspired the works of poet John Keats. Then see the ruins of the powerful Bishop of Winchester's palace.
Includes
  • Includes: Photography and 20% off at The Wykeham Arms (reservation required)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    We will meet in front of the Westgate, the mediveal entrance to Winchester, at the top end of the High Street.

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    • We will meet in front of the Westgate, the medieval entrace to Winchester at the top of the High Street.
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    4.6 /5

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    It was like a private tour. We were the only two people on Bryan’s tour. He did an exceptional job. He is very experienced leading tours and very knowledgeable about the history of Winchester (and Britain). We would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience Winchester through the eyes of a local expert

    August 26, 2022

    Really worthwhile booking this walking tour. Its an easy paced walk with lots of interesting information told in a friendly way. Gives a great overview of the importance of Winchester through the ages and the famous people from history. We really enjoyed it. Bryan , our guide, was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. I'd highly recommend this tour . We're very pleased we booked it.

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    August 19, 2022

    It was a brisk tour with a knowledgeable guide who, in addition to Winchester's historical events, was also interested in art, culture and film - references to the city. We got through the whole city center in two hours, saw everything important and afterwards had a really good overview. At some points it was almost too quick to move on.

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    August 10, 2022

    Product ID: 417556