Winchester Festival: Between the Covers Walk

Tourist Information Centre

10th Jul 2018 3.00PM - 13th May 2018 Event Type: Activity

Winchester in Literature

Come for a walk with the Winchester Tourist Guides and hear what famous (and less famous) writers have had to say about the city from Saxon times to the present day, with readings from books, poems and even a song or two.

‘The city of Wintoncester, that fine old city, aforetime capital of Wessex, lay amidst its convex and concave downlands in all the brightness and warmth of a July morning.’
- Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles

‘Blood flowed out of the butchers’ shops into the street, and fat rats dodged between the feet of the people who came to buy.’
- Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

The walk starts outside the Tourist Information Centre. Tickets should be booked in advance through the Cathedral Box Office. The walk lasts for approx. 90 minutes.

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