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A Pleasant Surprise.

My wife and I thought twice about taking a guided tour of the College as we are not much interested... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roger C
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Interesting tour

Winchester college can only be accesses by doing a guided tour and it is well worth a visit when in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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The country's oldest continuously running school.
Winchester College College Street, Winchester SO23 9LX, England
+44 1962 621100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thought twice about taking a guided tour of the College as we are not much interested in public schools. However, the areas covered are effectively a working museum and our guide, Julia, was an excellent wealth of information.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roger C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winchester college can only be accesses by doing a guided tour and it is well worth a visit when in Winchester, we did it during midterm so there were no students about, it would have been nice to visit in term. Our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

We knew of the college, but the one hour Saturday afternoon tour provided a fascinating insight not only into the architecture of the buildings, but the history of education in the U.K. Our guide was excellent and she brought the story of the college to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

We stumbled upon the college on one of the guided walks that the tourist office provided. As we walked past and taking pictures we noticed that a tour of the college was just about to start, so we decided to have a look. Were not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HoneyPieLinda
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Wonderful place to visit steeped in history with fantastic architecture, playing fields with walks along the river. Parking can be a problem.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We joined a small group of people for a guided tour of Winchester College, which has been teaching in its present location for more than 600 years! Our guide traced the history of the College, pointed out notable architectural features, explained how school life has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jetsetter511
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Well worth doing any of the tours at Winchester College if you are interested in the schools history or history itself. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and passionate and the tour was fascinating because of this even before you looked at the buildings. The school...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leighflea47
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A great guided tour of the college. Our guide, Ian, had the right balance of information and humour. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and also the visit to the treasury.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Went on a guide tour, absolutely fascinating. Freda was very informative and passionate about the school. The Chapel alone made the entrance fee worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank the_holloways
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We just happened to be passing the main entrance when a tour was starting, and decided to join-in on a whim... and what sites we saw. From the old on-site brewery (now the library), to the two chapels, the cloisters with graffiti carved into the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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28 April 2017|
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Response from BobH764 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - just seen you are in Mumbai. Try the web site or send them an email - bit too expensive to phone!