The essential Winchester: city heritage tour itinerary
This half day itinerary will take you on a whistle-stop tour of the key heritage attractions and historical landmarks of the city, perfect if you have half a day to spend in Winchester. As well as learning more about what still stands in and around the city walls today, you can explore the vanished past of what is thought to be the oldest high street in England, in the company of our Blue & Green Badge Guide team.
12.15pm: Arrival at The Broadway, overlooked by Winchester Guildhall and Thornycroft’s statue of King Alfred the Great; Opportunity to use the toilet facilities at the Broadway.
12.45pm – 1.15pm: Lunch at the Winchester Cathedral Refectory
- Abbey House and gardens (our Mayoral residence on the site of King Alfred’s wife’s Nunnaminster);
- Winchester College
- Jane Austen’s House
- College Street
- St Swithuns-upon-Kingsgate Church
- Winchester City Museum
- The Great Hall
- The Westgate
The tour will end outside the Winchester Cathedral
(Please note, this tour of the ancient city of Winchester comprises areas of uneven terrain – please wear appropriate footwear for your own comfort. The tour is not suitable for delegates with limited mobility.)
3.15pm – 3.45pm: Tour of Winchester Cathedral, a place of worship for over 900 years. Tour conducted by one of the Cathedral’s dedicated volunteer guides. [45 minutes]
4.05pm – 4.45pm: Your chance to visit the Cathedral shop and facilities and use our Explorer Map and Shopping Guide to explore the City.
(Please note, private city and Cathedral tours need to be booked in advance. Please contact the tourist information centre for details and prices)