Jane Austen's House
A stone's throw from the Winchester Cathedral is Jane Austen's House, where Jane Austen, one of England's best loved authors, spent her...
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 here is remarkable, from juicy burgers and fish 'n' chips, to satisfying creations adorned with cheffy flourishes:...
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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.