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Guided walking tours of Winchester

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Address: Tours depart from Winchester Visitor Information Centre, Guildhall Winchester, SO23 9GH
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October 2021: Upper Winchester City walking tours will leave Mondays to Saturdays at 11am. Lower Winchester City  walking tours will leave at 2pm. Upper City Walking tour will include a short visit to The Great Hall to see the Round Table. For this there will be an additional £1.50 charge which is included within the Tour ticket price. Please be aware the upper part of the city is relatively steep. 

November 2021: City Highlight tours will be available Mondays to Saturdays at 2pm with an additional tour at 11am on Saturdays. From 21 November a further tour will run on Sundays at 11am.

All tours will last 90 minutes.

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 Area Tourist Guides have gained the ‘We’re good to go’ accreditation from Visit England so you can be assured the tours are run safely.

Pricing: Pre booking is required and tickets for the tours can be purchased online by clicking here. 

Adult Ticket – £6.50 / £8 for Morning Upper City tours (October 2021 only) to cover entry to the Great Hall.

Child Ticket – Free for under 16s – please enter the promotional code CHILDFREE (to purchase a child ticket you will need to undertake a separate second transaction to the one used to purchase the adult tickets in your group. When booking for the children select the number of tickets you require under general admission tickets and then enter the promotional code which will allow them to be purchased for free). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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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 from 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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Please contact the Visitor Information Centre for further information on 01962 840 500 or tourism@winchester.gov.uk .

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 £80 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 tourism@winchester.gov.uk .

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

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