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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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Oldest School in England

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Bordon
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We enjoyed Miss Chris guiding us through the school and the great stories she shared about the school's founders, traditions, and the amazing architecture. Visited with my boys who are 8 and 12.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a great guide (Chris ) and learnt loads about the colleges history, both Ancient and modern - a very worthwhile and entertaining experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

There were only two of us for the 11:30 am tour on a Monday. School was in session, which made the experience even more personal and enjoyable. The architecture and the history of the college made for a truly interesting one hour plus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Spent a very informative hour here, the guide was very knowledgeable and the history of the school is fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We happened to be walking past the college on a Sunday morning and saw that the next tour was at 2.15 so we returned after a pub lunch. The tour guide Chris looked the part in her teachers gown and amused us with stories of the college in days gone by. The Dining hall was like something from Harry Potter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very interesting tour. One of the best have been on. Very informative tour guide. Good value at £7. Don't miss it.

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