Winchester - the capital of Wessex and home to King Alfred the Great
Join me on a tour of medieval Winchester.
Winchester was the capital of Wessex during the reign of the Anglo Saxons, and home to King Alfred the Great.
On arrival in the city, you will see a huge magnificent statue of King Alfred the Great in a commanding position over the city. We will visit the cathedral where Jane Austen is buried, and learn all about the famous Bible, commissioned by Bishop Henri de Blois, the grandson of William the Conqueror.
After visiting the cathedral, we will take a stroll through the medieval streets uphill to the Great Hall, the last remnant of the great castle, built by William I.
The Great Hall is the home of King Arthur's Round Table, and Eleanor's Garden (a modern reconstruction of a medieval Queen's garden).
Then, we return to the city centre where you will have free time to shop and have some lunch.
* Meet at the hotel or cruise ship terminal
* Drive to Winchester
* Tour of the cathedral
* Tour of the Great Hall
* Drive back to the hotel / cruise ship terminal
There will be free time to shop and have lunch.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 5 hours
A new or relatively new car with air-conditioning, comfortable seating and adequate seating capacity will be used for this tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 British Pound Sterling - * Entrance to the Cathedral and Great Hall = £11 approximately
* Lunch = £10 - £14 approximately
* Guide book = £5 approximately
The amount of local currency you need will depend on what you want to purchase.
The figure quoted above is per person and just a guideline.
I am not a driver guide.
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Great tour of Winchester Cathedral and the Great Hall. Andrew was very knowledgeable and personable. Just wish we had been able to spend more time at each place.