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Discover Winchester’s secrets with a guided tour of the city

Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral

Steeped in history and brimming with secrets waiting to be uncovered… You can now rediscover England’s Ancient Capital with the Winchester Tourist Guides.

Guided tour Abbey gardens ®Harvey Mills Photography 2017

Guided tour Abbey gardens ®Harvey Mills Photography 2017

Winchester’s official tourist guides have been guiding in Winchester for more than 30 years and share an enthusiasm for their city and a desire to bring it alive for both visitors and residents alike.

Throughout January, February and March tours run on a Saturday, and from April tours run daily. The 11am tour follows the upper city route while the 2pm tour takes in the lower city sights.

Tickets for the 11am tour are £11 per person with children under 16 free. Tickets can be bought on the day of visit from the Visitor Information Centre, or online in advance.

Watch the video below for a taste of what to expect on a guided tour of the city.

All tours start from the Winchester Visitor Information Centre – home to a beautiful shop showcasing some of Winchester’s finest local produce from the districts award-winning independent producers and makers; including prints, soaps, ceramics, preserves, gins, mead, and honey – there is so much to choose from and more additions to come.

You can contact the team prior to your visit by phoning 01962 840 500 or emailing tourism@winchester.gov.uk.