Between the Covers - Winchester in Literature

Tuesday 15:00

Winchester Cathedral Box Office

A dramatised walk as part of the Winchester Festival


Tuesday 15:00
Friday 15:00

July 10th 2018 at 15:00 - July 13th 2018

Event details

Address:The Visitors' Centre
The Close

Postcode:SO23 9LS


Contact Information:01962 857276

Open hours:Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday closed


article thumb - Readers James King and Jane Harding with Tourist Guide Sue de Salis

We all know the real life Winchester. But what about the fictional one? A surprising number of writers have used Winchester as a setting for their books. Come on a walk with Winchester Tourist Guides and hear what has been said about the city in novels, poems and even a song or two. There is hardly a mention of Jane Austen, but plenty of other famous authors including Bernard Cornwell, Ellis Peters, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ken Follett and John Betjeman. Not to mention some science fiction, a 1970s thriller and a Saxon chant.

Tickets from the Cathedral Box Office.