Winchester has been a focus for royal activity and patronage since the Early Middle Ages when it was the effective capital of Wessex under the Saxon kings. A succession of royal residences were constructed here and the cathedral has been a key location for royal ceremonial and important events such as weddings and a site for coronations and royal tombs.
The trail starts from Guildhall Winchester.
Passing under the arch to the right of Winchester Cathedral, you will enter the Inner Close. Walk through the Inner Close to Cheyney Court (one of the most photographed buildings in Winchester), through into Kingsgate Village and turn left on College Street and you will discover Winchester College.