Winchester College

Historic Building in Winchester

Winchester College War Cloister
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Established in 1382, Winchester College holds a special connection with the esteemed university city of Oxford and is a captivating destination to explore due to its original buildings. Among them, Flint Court and Chamber Court stand out as beautifully preserved examples. Notably, the historic Seventh Chamber, reputed as the oldest schoolroom in the country, is a must-see.

The school chapel is another notable feature. Visitors will be enthralled by its original fan-vaulted timber roof, medieval stained glass windows, a remarkable reredos dating back to 1500, and the captivating misericords. The cloisters bear the engraved names of countless scholars, including the renowned “old boy” Anthony Trollope (1815-1882). Their one hour tours, led by experienced Tour Guides, concentrate on the medieval heart of the school including Chamber Court, Chapel, College Hall, Cloisters and the 17th Century School building.

While Winchester College continues to be an active educational institution, it warmly welcomes visitors through their exceptional guided tours. These tours offer a comprehensive exploration, including a visit to the Winchester College Treasury, which houses an impressive collection of artworks and antiquities.

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Winchester College by joining one of these guided tours, allowing you to appreciate its architectural marvels and discover the treasures within the Winchester College Treasury.

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Visiting Winchester College


Monday – Sunday 14:15 and 15:30


Adults £10, Concessions £8.50 (No charge for children under 11)

Address: Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, UK
Duration: 1 hours

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