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Southampton - Historic Winchester (half or full day)

It is said that if there is one place that lies at the centre of English history and embodies the romantic vision of the English heartland, it is Winchester. Steeped in history dating back to the 9th century when Egbert was crowned first king of England here, Winchester, offers a fascinating insight into old England.

Your guided tour starts at The Great Hall where you can see King Arthur’s legendary Round Table and learn about this wonderful legend. From here, walk down through the City passing by Winchester College, the country’s oldest public school. Continuing on you can see the tiny church of St Swithun upon Kingsgate perched above the gate that leads into the peaceful and pictureseque Cathedral Close.

Enter Winchester Cathedral, the city’s greatest monument housing some of the world’s best surviving examples of Norman architecture. See the magnificent choir stalls, the spectacular 15th -century stone reredos, and beautiful stained glass windows. Among the famous people buried here are William the Conqueror’s son Rufus, and the author Jane Austen. Your guide will show you the treasures that this beautiful building has to offer the visitor before retiring to the Cathedral’s award-winning Refectory for lunch overlooking lovely gardens and of course the Cathedral itself.

After a leisurely lunch and some free time, re-join your guide and coach for the transfer to Winchester.

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Tours in Southampton

Historic Winchester
Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral
Beaulieu Palace & Motor Museum

Ports in England

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Boston
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Douglas (Isle of Man)
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