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winch cathCity Walking Tours take place throughout the year, departing from the Tourist Information Centre (see map), and lasting approximately 1½ hours. On Bank Holidays 11am tours start at 11:30am.

Accessibility: All City Walking Tours are accessible to wheelchair users.

Tickets: £5 for adults with accompanied children FREE.

Note: Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Tourist Information Centre.

 There are three different city walking tours (see table below for dates and times):

  • Discover Upper Winchester - takes you past the cathedral and up the High Street to the Great Hall and the site of the Castle and King Charles II's royal palace.
  • Discover Lower Winchester - follows the River Itchen before passing Wolvesey Castle, Winchester College, Jane Austen's house and returning through the Cathedral Close.
  • Summer City Highlights - a late afternoon tour, ending with a chance to see inside an historic pub or restaurant.

FREE "Winchester for Locals" tours will be available at 3pm on Saturday 14th March and Saturday 21st March.

 

City Walking Tours Programme
January, February, March and November (to 11th)
Saturdays 11am Discover Upper Winchester
2pm Discover Lower Winchester
April and October
Monday - Saturday 11am* Discover Upper Winchester
2:30pm Discover Lower Winchester
May, June and September
Monday - Saturday 11am* Discover Upper Winchester
2:30pm Discover Lower Winchester
Sundays 11:30am Discover Upper Winchester
3pm Discover Lower Winchester
July and August
Monday - Saturday 11am*+ Discover Upper Winchester
2:30pm Discover Lower Winchester
4:30pm Summer City Highlights
Sundays 11:30am Discover Upper Winchester
3pm Discover Lower Winchester
November 18th to December 16th
Monday - Friday 2pm Christmas City Highlights
Saturdays 11am Christmas City Highlights
2pm Christmas City Highlights

*On Bank Holidays, 11am tour will start at 11:30am

+There will be no 11am tour on Saturday 8th July

Upcoming City Walking Tours

 

Testimonials:

“Well worthwhile - good introduction to Winchester. Good value for money.”

“The tour provided an excellent introduction to and insight into the city's life and history. The guide was first class.”

“Very good tour with well informed and friendly guide. Will be taking another tour tomorrow.”