Guided tour

Winchester: Historic Castles and Cathedrals Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Walsh Tours

Winchester: Historic Castles and Cathedrals Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walsh Tours

From US$ 14.74 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
  • Feel a sense of awe walking into the Great Hall to see the Round Table
  • Learn about the history of William the Conqueror and King Arthur
  • Explore the grounds of Winchester Cathedral where Jane Austen is buried
  • View the iconic statue of King Alfred the Great and listen to his story
  • Walk along the banks of the River Itchen which inspired John Keats
Full description

Discover the legends of King Arthur and other historic tales on a guided walking tour in Winchester. Explore William the Conqueror's Castle before strolling along the highstreet to Winchester Cathedral. Hear the echoes of John Keats' poetry as you wander along the banks of the River Itchen.

Make your way to the West Gate to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enter Winchester Castle built by William the Conqueror and wander into the Great Hall. Listen to the legends of King Arthur and view the iconic Round Table.

Walk along the high street to reach the world-famous Winchester Cathedral one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe. Admire the grounds and pay your respects to the English novelist Jane Austen who is buried here.

Learn about King Alfred the Great and pass by his statue as you experience the beauty of the River Itchen. Stroll along the charming riverbank which inspired John Keats' poetry and see the ruins of Winchester Palace.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Photography
  • Voucher for 20% off at The Wykeham Arms (reservation required)
  • Food and drink
  • Entry to sites
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

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

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Our guide was brilliant, very informative, funny and also supportive over the horrendous rain. We had such a good time! I have recently moved to a village near Winchester and knew very little about the city, now I feel totally at home and in love with Win Winchester. Will book again definitely x

November 7, 2022

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

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