Winchester College Guided Tour
30 May 2009
Winchester college was founded in 1382 to train 70 boys for the priesthood. They then went on to New College, Oxford (the ‘senior seminary’). Both were founded by William of Wykeham to replace priests lost during the Black Death.
Meet at : 10.45am at The Guildhall, outside the tourist office. We can then walk together to the College (about 15 mins depending on whether people need a comfort stop).
Tour start time : 11.15am
Tour start place : The Porter’s Lodge, College Street, Winchester.
Tour cost: £4 per person, £3.50 for seniors.
To get there from Bishops Waltham :
Take road to Winchester. After passing through Twyford you will come to a
T-junction with traffic lights, turn right on to the M3. Stay in left-hand lane.
Within a few minutes take exit into Winchester.
As you enter Winchester along Bar End Road (B3404), there is Park & Ride parking on the left. You then take a bus into the city (about 3 minutes). Get off in The Broadway (near King Alfred’s statue). The Guildhall is in The Broadway.
If you pass the Park & Ride you will soon come to a multi-storey car park on the right in Chesil Street, which is a continuation of Bar End Road. It’s a short walk from here to the Guildhall.
If you go beyond Chesil Street you will be in the city where there is multi-storey parking in Friarsgate. However, if you go beyond Chesil Street you will be in a one-way system.