Jane Austen's House
A stone's throw from Winchester Cathedral is the house where Jane Austen, one of England's best-loved authors, spent her last six weeks...
The cathedral's tree-fringed lawns make for tranquil spots to take time out, especially on the quieter south side beyond the cloisters;...
Winchester’s mustn’t-miss inn envelopes you in an endearingly eccentric embrace. Tankards and school canes hang from the ceiling; worn...
The menu range is wide here, from juicy burgers and fish 'n' chips to satisfying creations adorned with cheffy flourishes. Smoked...
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Winchester College information
Winchester College delivers a rare chance to nosey around a prestigious English private school. It was set up by William Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, in 1393, 14 years after he founded Oxford's New College. Hour-long guided tours take in the 14th-century Gothic chapel, complete with wooden vaulted roof, the dining room (called College Hall), and a vast 17th-century open classroom (called School) where exams are still held. A revealing insight into how the other half learns.
Tours also run on Tuesday and Thursday (at 10.15am, 11.30am, 2.15pm and 3.30pm) in July and August.