Winchester College


Type:Historic Site

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

Tel: +44 (0)1962 621 209

Winchester College


Founded in 1382, Winchester College is believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country. Our guided tours concentrate on the medieval heart of the College and include Chamber Court; the 14th century Gothic Chapel, with one of the earliest examples of a wooden vaulted roof; College Hall, the original Scholars' dining room; School, the seventeenth century redbrick schoolroom and the original medieval cloister.

Open: For individuals and small groups, walk-in tours last approximately one hour and are available throughout the year.

Guided Tours

Monday to Saturday at 10.15, 11.30, 14.15 and 15.30
Sunday at 14.15 and 15.30
No tours at 15.30 Dec – Jan
Closed between Christmas and New year

It is advisable to check the Winchester College website prior to your visit for dates when the College is closed to tours.

Group tours for parties of 10 or more must be booked at least one month in advance.

There is limited wheelchair access.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£9.00
Children under 11 are freeFree
Concessions (seniors 60+ and students)£7.00


Establishment Features

  • Groups by arrangement
  • Guided tours - & booked tours by arrangement
  • Open on bank holidays - Open on some bank holidays


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs to city centre car parking and walk through Cathedral Close to St Swithun’s Street, turn left under Kingsgate Arch and bear left. The College is on the right of College Street.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Saturday10:15

* For individuals and small groups, walk-in tours last approximately one hour and are available throughout the year
(Dec-Jan no 15.30 tour)

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