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Winchester College

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Address: College Street, Winchester SO23 9NA, England
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+44 1962 621100
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The country's oldest continuously running school.

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We enjoyed our tour very much and were fascinated to see old tables carved with graffiti from 200 hundred years ago. It seems amazing that the dormitories did not have heating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bob H
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour very much and were fascinated to see old tables carved with graffiti from 200 hundred years ago. It seems amazing that the dormitories did not have heating until quite recently.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting and enjoyable tour of this fine and historic centre of learning. Viki was our guide. She knew her subject and was very professional in her approach and presentation. Nicely balanced and informative. It is a working school and this has to be respected. However, the tour provides a good feel for the tradition and history of this... More 

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Thank BILL C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in time (prior) to 10.15 ( scheduled departure time) and waited. Nothing going on. After 10 minutes asked the porter what was happening and he said the guide had been there but had left (he said at 10.15 but I know that isn't right). He said there was another tour at 11.30. Dealing with the public needs professionalism and... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Decided to do this tour after reading other reviews, turned up with a couple of mins to spare and joined 4 others, we were guided by Suzanne who although softly spoken had great knowledge and answered all of the various questions asked. The tour includes some outside areas (photos allowed as long as pupils not present as well as several... More 

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Thank Eric B
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We have visited many times and it is always a great place with such a history, different guides give a different slant on the College and there is so much to learn

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Thank Christopher S
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

An independent boys school first set up in 14th century by William of Wykeham to provide an education for 70 poor scholars. The motto is 'Manners makyth man'. Now totalling 700 pupils the original buildings include a chapel with fantastic windows and as the pupil population grew so additional buildings surrounding the original school building were acquired. An hour tour... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Winchester college is one of UK's oldest public schools and the tour includes several significant school buildings including the chapel, dining hall, and Georgian school hall. The tour takes about an hour and the tour guide was very knowledgeable, clearly spoken, mixing fact with interesting stories of the origin of the school and some of its traditions. The guided tour... More 

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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

What can I say about the Old College,it's a very interesting place indeed,what with private chapel,that have been used in films and a famous Author by the name of Anthony Trollop was once a pupil here...you will be taken on a guided tour,which is worth the time..

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Decided at the last minute to do this tour on a visit to Winchester. No booking required. Just turn up at the Porter's Lodge about 20 minutes before time of tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. The whole college is steeped in history and the buildings date from 14th Century. The tour lasted for about 50 minutes. It is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Well I had no idea you could review a college. I spent the best weeks of my life here, studying how to make tamogotchi - sadly that hard work never led to career in ai pet design. I now work In hula hooping. They had a lovely tuck shop

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