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Winchester College

College St, Winchester SO23 9NA , England
44 01962 621 100
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Educational Sites
Description: The country's oldest continuously running school.
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Cannock, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The guided tour was very informative, I now know where the expression 'having a square meal' comes from.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Happened to be passing just before a tour was due - and joined in. We were so glad we had done - the guide was so interesting, the tour was thorough and we were surprised at how much there was to see there.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lovely guide who knew absolutely everything about the college. My first impressions were that this would be a tour for the elderly (no offense to the elderly). But to be honest it catered for everyone. My interests are architectural and this tour did not disappoint! Very reasonably priced also!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Winchester College is what we Americans class as a middle school / high school. On the day I visited, there were only two people on the one hour tour. Our guide was well informed on the school's history. If you can attend the Evensong liturgy in the school chapel.

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Bournemouth, Dorset
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A group of us stayed in Winchester overnight and decided to visit a few sites, one of these included a guided tour of Winchester College. It cost £5.00 and was excellent! Out guide was called Muddy and he was really good and took us on a very interesting and informative tour of the college all done in a very humorous... More

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New York
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241 reviews 241 reviews
33 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Nice grounds and historic buildings; tour times not that convenient, especially for day trippers from London

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Cary, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Winchester College Chapel is a wonderful site to see. It is in the middle of the oldest public school for boys in the UK and has all of the charm that one would expect from the traditions and legacies from this college. The only way to see Winchester and its sites is with a local greeter. The greeters are... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It was almost jolly in its colouring, yet a very sobering memorial. The flint work was unlike any I have seen before - such a rich texture and colour. And the regimental roundels are so bright and delightful. It is a sad memorial of the cost while being a celebration of achievement.

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Summerland, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We enjoyed the most interesting hour long tour with our guide who brought the past to life. A remarkable heritage site.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was a real gem. It is a working public school set in 14C buildings. Each part of the tour will surprise and amaze you. If you have mobility problems, there are very rough cobbles, uneven surfaces and steps to one area, however if you can manage it you will just love it

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