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 fantastical, crumbling remains of early-12th-century Wolvesey Castle huddle in the protective embrace of the city's walls, despite...
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Local fare packs this super-quirky pub’s menu. Dishes range from creative to comfort; try salt-baked beetroot with spicy lentils or...
Lonely Planet review
Winchester College gives you 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 trail through the school's medieval core, taking 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. It's all deeply atmospheric and unshakably affluent; a revealing insight into how the other half learns. Tours start from the Porter's Lodge.