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Winchester: Journey Through Winchester's Past Walking Tour

1. Winchester: Journey Through Winchester's Past Walking Tour

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.

Winchester Treasure Hunt Mystery: The Bishops Golden Tankard

2. Winchester Treasure Hunt Mystery: The Bishops Golden Tankard

The legendary Winchester mystery.. .. unsolved for 500 years.. Until now. Begin your adventure at the site of Winchester's famous medieval round table, and embark on a quest to unravel the unsolved mystery of The Bishop's Golden Tankard! According to legend, a magical golden tankard hidden in the vaults of Winchester Cathedral, had the power to give riches to all who held it.. .. but when Henry VIII arrived and cracked its old case open, the tankard was gone! Was it stolen for money? Or was it an act of revenge? Nobody knew.. But the villain left a trail of clues.. … and this is where you come in. The pages of your Mystery Guide™ take you on an exciting puzzle adventure through the heart of historic Winchester, as you follow the maps, unlock the clues, and unravel the epic tale. Your challenge is to track down hidden objects, decode symbols, and uncover hidden messages, as you eliminate suspects and gradually unpick the crime. And an exciting twist awaits… Make it to the end and you'll be struck by an amazing ‘wow’ moment when the case is solved and the villain is revealed before your eyes! Simply grab your Mystery Guide™, head to the start, and set off at a time that suits you. Don’t let the villain get away... Your time to start is now!

From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

3. From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

Day 1: Manchester to the border of Wales Depart from Manchester by coach for your first stop of the day, Conwy. Explore the town and its award-winning, picturesque harbor. View a castle perched by the sea, the "world’s smallest house", and traditional restaurants boasting the best fish and chips. Travel to the Llanberis Slate Museum, after you've soaked up the sea air, and learn about the history of the second largest slate mine in the world. Continue to Beddgelert, known as the "loveliest" village in Snowdonia. Admire the beautiful architecture of the stone houses and arched bridges. Travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the evening comes, arriving at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth. Day 2: Aberystwyth to New Quay Set off from Aberystwyth in the morning for the colorful seaside town of New Quay. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the picturesque beach or grab an ice cream. Visit Laugharne, and stand in awe before this village’s towering castle. Carry on towards Carreg Cennen, an imposing fortress perched on top of a hill, nestled within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Roam across the ramparts and experience stunning views of the surrounding natural landscape. Make your way to Newton House, a palatial building that boasts rich gardens, unique architecture, and famous ghost stories, before returning to Aberystwyth later on that evening. Day 3: Harlech Castle and Chester Watch Snowdonia’s mountains fly by as you make your way to Harlech Castle, one of the most popular castles to see in the whole of the UK. Take the chance to witness the sea views and learn about its war-torn history. Stop for lunch in the little village of Betws-Y-Coed before journeying to one of England’s most historic towns, Chester. Head to the cathedral, rebuilt in the Gothic style from 1250 onward. Arrive back in Manchester in the early evening.

Winchester: Guided Alfred the Great Haunted Ghost Tour

4. Winchester: Guided Alfred the Great Haunted Ghost Tour

What better way to experience Winchester, than a walk in the ghostly footsteps of King Alfred the Great? We will meet at the Buttercross, as darkness falls. Then see the site of the nation's last female public execution. Then we will see the haunted sites, and hear such grisly tales of Winchester's High Street and Cathedral. Including the dark tales of religious and poltical persecution. After we will visit the eerie ruins of Hyde Abbey, cemetery, and the actual resting place of England's first king.

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What people are saying about Winchester Cathedral

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.

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

Bryan, the guide, told us many details, very funny. The walk is very pleasant and you can see the whole city. It does not include the entrance to any place, everything is seen from the outside.

Bryan our guide was very knowledgeable about Winchester and took us on a lovely, well paced walk around the city. Thoroughly recommend this guided walk

Very knowledgeable, friendly guide. Gave so much information we could do with crib sheet to remember! He really shouldn’t sing though