Winchester College

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Winchester College information

Winchester , England
College St
+44 1962 621209
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adult/child £7/free
Opening hours
tours 10.15am, 11.30am, 2.15pm, 3.30pm Mon, Wed, Fri-Sun
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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.