Shore Excursion Details

Winchester Castle & Cathedral

Southampton (London), England

Winchester Castle & Cathedral

DETAILS

  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration

Head to Winchester and explore a city that lies at the center of English history and embodies the romantic vision of an English heartland. Its cathedral has played a very important role through the middle ages and is one of the most significant historic buildings in all of Britain.


A one hour drive takes you to the beautiful and historical city of Winchester. Visit one of its most important monuments, Winchester Cathedral. It stands as one of Europe’s largest, with the longest length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe.


Admire the magnificent choir with its elaborate carvings. Find the simple gravestone under which lays the famous author, Jane Austen, a remarkable woman. See the Winchester Bible, the largest and finest of all surviving 12th-century English bibles.


Explore the center of this ancient and royal city which still resounds to the echoes of its fabled past. Enjoy an independent visit to Winchester Castle. Not much is left of the castle, but its magnificent 13th-century Great Hall is now a museum and home to King Arthur’s Round Table, one of the best-known symbols of medieval mythology.


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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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