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“Excellent!”
Review of Winchester College

Winchester College
Ranked #13 of 72 things to do in Winchester
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Owner description: The country's oldest continuously running school.
Bournemouth, Dorset
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

A group of us stayed in Winchester overnight and decided to visit a few sites, one of these included a guided tour of Winchester College. It cost £5.00 and was excellent! Out guide was called Muddy and he was really good and took us on a very interesting and informative tour of the college all done in a very humorous way. His knowledge was amazing and we heard about "Jack the Ripper" and several interesting things as well as viewing the lovely medieval buildings.

Visited February 2014
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New York
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537 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Oldest college in the UK”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Nice grounds and historic buildings; tour times not that convenient, especially for day trippers from London

Visited January 2014
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Winchester College - Oldest Boys Public School in England”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

The Winchester College Chapel is a wonderful site to see. It is in the middle of the oldest public school for boys in the UK and has all of the charm that one would expect from the traditions and legacies from this college. The only way to see Winchester and its sites is with a local greeter. The greeters are free for the asking, with a 10 days booking in advance through the Tourist Information site. We were blessed to have Kathy Heathcoat as a greater who spent a lovely morning taking us around Winchester to see all the sites and history. Without a greater you would miss the Winchester College Chapel and R&G Wells bookstore....well worth seeing and experiencing.

Visited December 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The War Memorial Cloister”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

It was almost jolly in its colouring, yet a very sobering memorial. The flint work was unlike any I have seen before - such a rich texture and colour. And the regimental roundels are so bright and delightful. It is a sad memorial of the cost while being a celebration of achievement.

Visited December 2013
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Summerland, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Excellent guide”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We enjoyed the most interesting hour long tour with our guide who brought the past to life. A remarkable heritage site.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Dave S
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