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Guided walking tours of Winchester

Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Address: Tours depart from Winchester Visitor Information Centre, Guildhall Winchester, SO23 9GH
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11am Upper City Tour and 2pm Lower City Tour.

May – end of August 2023: Tours will run daily.

Sept – end October 2023: Tours will run Monday – Saturday.

Nov – 17 December 2023: Tours will run Saturdays in Nov and Dec until Sat 16 Dec 2023.(Additional tours will run Sundays on Nov 26th, Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th 2023.)

There will be additional weekday City Highlight tours in November and December.

All tours last 1 ½ hours.

An excellent way to become acquainted with the city is to join a guided tour with one of Winchester’s official tourist guides who regularly lead groups around the city and wider district.

Winchester’s official tourist guides have been guiding in Winchester for more than 30 years. All guides have undergone rigorous training and are accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

The Green Badge guides are qualified to take tours in Winchester and the surrounding district whereas Blue Badge guides are qualified to guide across a wider area, e.g. Southern England, London or the West Country.

Common to all guides is a genuine enthusiasm for their city and the desire to bring it alive for both visitors and residents alike.

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Winchester is alive with natural, historic and architectural treasures. Join one of the many special interest tours to explore aspects of our city’s rich heritage in more depth

Special interest Themed Walking Tours focus on different areas for example Hidden Waterways of Winchester, Halloween Tour, Horrid History for Children and Christmas at Abbey House.

Tours start from the visitor information centre and last 1 ½ hours.

For further information, tours, dates and to make a booking please visit the following website.



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Pricing: Pre- booking is advised and advanced tickets for the tours can be purchased online by clicking here. Tickets will be available to purchase online until 9am on the day of the tour.

After 9am on the day of the tour, any remaining tickets will be available to purchase from the Visitor Information Centre on a first come, first served basis.


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All the City Walking Tours are wheelchair accessible. Please bear in mind that the Upper part of Winchester is fairly steep . The morning Upper City tour will include some steps although this can be adapted if necessary.

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Please contact the Visitor Information Centre for further information on 01962 840 500 or .

If you are coming with a group, why not book your own private tour?

Private or group tours can be arranged for any number of people, catering for special interests and foreign languages.

Many ready-made themed tours are available,  ranging from Royal Scandals, the Battle of Cheriton, Sherlock Holmes and Literary Winchester to Jane Austen’s Winchester. The guides will always try to meet your own requirements given adequate notice.

Prices start from £90 for a standard 90 minute tour. Alternatively why not make the most of your visit by extending your tour to a half- or full-day with a tailored itinerary and built-in refreshment stops.

To book a guided tour please complete the Guided Tour Booking Form and return this to .

For full details on how to book a guided tour please click here.

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