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

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

Tickets: £7.50 Upper Winchester (includes discounted entry to the Great Hall), £6 Lower Winchester, £6 Christmas City Highlights. 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):

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Upper Winchester (mornings) - from Abbey Gardens pass the Cathedral and walk along the historic High Street to Westgate, the Great Hall and Round Table, the site of Winchester's Castle and King Charles II's Royal Palace.

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wolvesey2 Lower Winchester (afternoons) - follow the River Itchen before going past Wolvesey Castle, Winchester College, Jane Austen's house and the Cathedral Close. cathedral2
xmas city highlights Christmas City Highlights - a city walking tour with a seasonal flavour! xmas lights

 

City Walking Tours Programme

January, February & March
Saturdays 11:00am Upper Winchester
2:30pm Lower Winchester
April
Monday - Saturday 11:00am* Upper Winchester
2:30pm Lower Winchester
May to September
Monday - Saturday 11:00am* Upper Winchester
2:30pm Lower Winchester
Sundays 11:30am Upper Winchester
2:30pm Lower Winchester
October
Monday - Saturday 11:00am Upper Winchester
2:30pm Lower Winchester
November (Saturday 3rd & 10th)
Saturdays 11:00am Upper Winchester
2:30pm Lower Winchester
November 17th to December 15th (inclusive)
Monday - Friday 2:30pm Christmas City Highlights
Saturdays 11:00am Christmas City Highlights
2:30pm Christmas City Highlights
*On Bank Holidays the 11:00am tour will start at 11:30am

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.”