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Winchester College

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Address: College St, Winchester SO23 9NA , England
Phone Number: 44 01962 621 100
Description: The country's oldest continuously running school.

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Some quirky historical practices

A 'must do' in Winchester. An hours walk and talk through the college some historical practices still in existence, 15th and 16th century graffiti and facts about the current... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A 'must do' in Winchester. An hours walk and talk through the college some historical practices still in existence, 15th and 16th century graffiti and facts about the current college practices and its students. Excellent and fun all for £7.00.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Two of my sons attended Winchester College. Superb education that turns out well spoken young gentlemen. Offers well rounded education and excellent exam preparation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Winchester College has been teaching boys the "Manners Maketh Man" for over 600 years, and it does so be not accepting bad behaviour from the boys. You can see how it does this as you walk around on the tour, which is interesting and well presented. You cannot walk around on your own. The boys have rules posted on the... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Reminded us of Hogwarts! This magnificent school and church was what we thought a proper English school should look like. The grounds were beautiful, and history just exuded throughout. The Eating hall was very impressive.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Winchester College is set in lovely buildings in an area of the City which is peaceful and very pretty. It is the Oldest College for boys in the Country and has seen many famous Statesmen pass through its doors, many of us think Eton is the main Private School but Winchester is just as famous.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Take a tour round the College - details from Porters Lodge. See the beautifully kept grounds, the War Cloisters, with newly restored Jekyll garden, the Old School building, which once housed the whole school when it was founded in 14C. Take a wander round the Chapel, and Cloister court, where VIPs are welcomed by the whole school, and an address... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Winchester has so much history and this college just adds to it. This boarding school is the oldest and longest running boys school in the country and is housed in some of the most lovely buildings in town. There are scheduled tours throughout the day and if you have time try to swing by

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There was just two of us on the tour so we had personal service . The tour would have been good because our guide delivered it so well . The right amount of detail, not to stuffy and with clear affection for the place. It is not expensive either, so whilst it is not a long tour , it still... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This has to be the most interesting place to visit in Winchester. Take the guided tour which starts at the Porters Lodge. The guide is enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the college. We found the whole tour fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Winchester College has been on the same site for nearly 800 years and has a collection of fantastic building from that period onwards. Well worth a guided tour which are usually twice daily.

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Address: College St, Winchester SO23 9NA, England
Phone Number: 44 01962 621 100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester

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