The South Sights

Westgate

  • High St. Map It
  • Winchester

Fodor's Review

This atmospheric fortified medieval gateway, with a stunning Tudor ceiling, was a debtor's prison for 150 years and now holds a motley assortment of items relating to Tudor and Stuart times, displayed among 16th-century graffiti by former prisoners. Child-size replicas of authentic 16th-century armor that can be tried on, as well as the opportunity to make brass rubbings, make it popular with kids. You can take in a view of Winchester from the roof.

Sight Information

Address:

High St., Winchester, SO23 9AP, England

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Phone:

01962-869864

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Oct., Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5; mid-Feb.–Mar., Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4

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