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Discover Winchester and Southampton medieval cities on a private tour
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Discover Winchester and Southampton medieval cities on a private tour

A perfect cathedral city on the side of the hilly South Downs National Park, Winchester is England's ancient capital and old residence of King Alfred the Great. The city combines the freshness of the neighboring countryside with the best of city life. Explore picturesque Winchester and be guided through its medieval streets. But first, take a walking tour of medieval Southampton.<br><br>Meet your guide at the Cruise Port or at your hotel in Southampton and start with a walking tour of the city.<br>Walk through the streets of Southampton, stopping at certain buildings of interest.<br>Drive to Winchester about 25 minutes and start Upper Winchester walking tour.<br>After the tour, the guide will drive you back to Southampton Cruise Port or to your hotel.
US$1,285.85 per adult
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FlyingScotsman150 wrote a review Oct 2020
Farnham, United Kingdom281 contributions80 helpful votes
Today was a really miserable dark and damp day, so rather then be stuck indoors, I said to my wife, lets drive over to Selborne to visit the Gilbert White house. So off we went and arrived to find a brand new cafe (new to us) and shop. At the entrance to the house, we were welcomed by Agnes, a charming you lady who explained our tickets are valid for a whole year! The various collections are well laid out and explain everything you need to know about the lives and adventures of these three men. But what fascinated me the most, was the interior and fabric of the house itself. So if you visit - just pay some attention to the house itself. We will be returning again when the weather improves to do the outdoor walk up the Hanger (hill)
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Gilbert W, Manager at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed you visit! Yes the house itself is fascinating!
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Helie1992 wrote a review Oct 2020
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom221 contributions25 helpful votes
A great little tour around a well presented museum. Lots of information and a fun way to get the kids involved - can they spot all 12 turtles while going through all the different rooms? Agree that the parking was not obvious but lots of spaces and it was free! The entry ticket is one that can be used on multiple times throughout the year - it would be lovely to visit the garden during the summer!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Gilbert W, Manager at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you! That's the great thing about getting an annual ticket you can see the garden in all four seasons! It's pretty spectacular in all of them!
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OggieDee wrote a review Oct 2020
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom173 contributions53 helpful votes
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I had never heard of Gilbert White so thought I would give it a try. Its a lovely museum that you think is going to be tiny but is actually quite large. Be aware the house is not good for wheelchairs but the gardens are mostly accessible. The grounds are big with signposted (not big signs tho) and would be great for picnics (lots of seating). Covid compliant. Friendly staff. Nice looking shop and cafe which I didn’t use.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Gilbert W, Manager at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the visit! We agree our wheelchair user accessibility isn't great as we cannot add a lift to the building but we do have a virtual tour of the upstairs rooms. Hope to see you back soon.
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SuzonB64 wrote a review Sep 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom337 contributions108 helpful votes
Ignoring the unhelpful reviews, having passed this so many times - we finally managed a visit. As another said, we missed the car park - we saw the sign opposite the pub but the museum sign made me doubt myself and we drove past! Behind the pub was a large free car park and the museum is a short walk away. The entrance fee gives a whole year of visits, which is a bonus as the gardens would definitely be worth seeing through the seasons - let alone an excuse to visit the fabulous cafe! Fully Covid restriction compliant, patience is needed for the museum rooms but So worth it, very well laid out and so much information! The grounds are well kept and the 3 walks very easy with lots to see, the shop has the most beautifully decorated pack of seeds from the gardens for sale and there was a small range of plants too. Really enjoyable visit and we will definitely go again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Gilbert W, Manager at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections
Responded 29 Sep 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon, we get amazing Autumn colour!
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perfectopasta wrote a review Sep 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom163 contributions36 helpful votes
It was so nice not needing to book before visiting. All covid measures were in place and it felt safe, (good value and ticket valid for multiple visits). Signage to the car park wasn't great ,we actually drove right through Selborne before we realised we had missed it. The house is actually situated in the High Street near the pub. I had expected a long sweeping drive off of the High Street but there isn't one ! There's a large car park behind the pub. The house is really interesting ,Gilbert White was a naturalist / ecologist whose work influenced Darwin . The Oates part of the house is very interesting too. There is a moving display about the Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic and an interesting video showing the expedition getting ready to leave. A lovely sunny walk around the grounds followed by a yummy watercress and cheese scone . The sun shone and we were able to spend a lovely day there .
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Gilbert W, Manager at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections
Responded 29 Sep 2020
We are so pleased you had a good day. We agree that the carpark isn't the easiest to spot! Glad you had the sunshine, hopefully we will see you again.
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