Winchester is a country town in Hampshire and just 68 miles south-west from London and a popular destination for tourists. Winchester’s major landmark is Winchester Cathedral which is one of the largest cathedrals in all of Europe. It is also home to the University of Winchester and Winchester College which is one of the oldest public schools in the United Kingdom. Although the area around Winchester has been inhabited since prehistoric times but during the Roman conquest of Britain it became the capital of a Gaulish tribe which inhabited much of the south coast of Britain.
The city developed rapidly during medieval times when it was an important centre for wool trade and when Winchester Cathedral was built as the seat for the Bishop of Winchester. The city cross dates back from these times is also known as the Buttercross and can still be seen today in the city centre and features 12 statues of the Virgin Mary. The city’s cathedral throughout its history has been the burial site of King Alfred the Great and Edward the Elder.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Depart from school and travel to Hampshire.
Evening: Depart from Winchester and travel back to school. End of tour.