Old Station Approach, just off Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HU
See what happens underneath St Giles Hill! An opportunity for families with children (aged 7+) to go inside the disused Chesil railway tunnel for a light-hearted Winchester Tourist Guides tour including stories & perhaps some music making. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Winchester Tourist Guides offer an opportunity for children to explore the disused Chesil railway tunnel, which formed a part of the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton line. The railway closed in the 1960s. The Tunnel, built in the 19thc, runs underneath St Giles Hill and is now owned by Winchester City Council. This is a rare opportunity to go inside. The tour takes in most of the Tunnel, but it is no longer possible to walk the whole way through.
Come and admire the tunnel’s construction, hear some stories about the railway it carried, and perhaps make some train music too.
Suitable for children aged 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The tunnel floor can be wet and uneven and proper shoes are advised. Tour lasts approx. 1 hour.
For regular adult tours exploring the route of the Chesil railway, including a visit inside the tunnel, see: www.winchestertouristguides.com
● Saturday 15 September: Tour 1500
● Sunday 16 September: Tour 1500
Must be booked. No children under 7 years.
The tunnel floor can be wet and uneven and proper shoes are advised.
Max 25 people per tour/session. Tour lasts approx 1 hour. This tour is designed for families.
Meeting Point for those who have pre-booked - walk up the pedestrian area to the right side of the Chesil Rectory restaurant and wait outside the pedestrian entrance to car park.