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Winchester College Review

One of England's oldest "public" (meaning private) schools was founded in 1382 by Bishop William of Wykeham, whose alabaster tomb sits in a chapel dedicated to him in Winchester Cathedral. The school's own chapel is notable for its delicately vaulted ceiling. Among the buildings still in use is Chamber Court, center of college life for six centuries. Notice the "scholars"—students holding academic scholarships—clad in their traditional gowns. Call about tours, sometimes canceled due to college events.

    Contact Information

  • Address: College St., Winchester, SO23 9NA | Map It
  • Phone: 01962/621209
  • Cost: £6
  • Hours: 1-hr tours Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat. 10:45, noon, 2:15, and 3:30, Tues. and Thurs. 10:45 and noon, Sun. 2:15 and 3:30
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  • Location: Winchester
Updated: 05-28-2014

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