Touristic attractions

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral


Under this link you find all touristic and cultural attraction of the city of Winchester : “Visit Winchster

As you plan your trip to Winchester, please note some exciting opportunities to explore this beautiful medieval city.

Major landmarks are the Great Hall (containing King Arthur’s Round Table), Wolvesey Castle, Winchester City Mill, the College, Jean Austin house, the Hospital of St. Cross, the City Museum, and the famous Cathedral. See details at

Thanks to the support of the City Council, we have secured free walking tours and discounts on the days of the conference.


The Winchester City Council has kindly offered five free guided city-tours for delegates, with a maximum of 25 people per group, at the following dates and times:

Thursday 22 March, 2pm (1 group).

Friday 23 March, 10am (1 group) and 2pm (1 group).

Saturday 24 March, 10am (2 groups).

Vouchers will be available from the registration desk, first come first serve.

Tours are one hour long on Thursday and Friday, and 90 minutes long on Saturday. The meeting point is at the door of the Cathedral. See city map in your delegate pack or consult

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  This is a tour with a qualified Winchester guide will give a brief introduction to the city.  Just over 1000 years ago, Winchester became the first capital city of the newly-united country of England and an important religious and cultural centre.  The tour will include

  • The story of Winchester as a royal city
  • An introduction to Winchester Cathedral (exterior), one of the major religious buildings of medieval Europe
  • The pretty Cathedral Close, where there was once a monastery whose traces can now be seen amongst elegant 17th and 18th century buildings
  • The beautiful River Itchen and the remaining gates and walls of the old city
  • The historic main street with its medieval market cross
  • A chance to see the outside of Winchester College, one of the oldest schools in England, and the house where the famous author Jane Austen died


The Winchester City Council has kindly offered discounted entrance fees for delegates (£2.50). Payments are taken at the Cathedral entrance. Conference badge required.

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