THE public have the rare chance to go behind the door of Abbey House, the mayor official residence in Winchester.

There will be a guided tour of Abbey House and its garden on Wednesday August 14 at 10.30am and Noon.

Tickets:£8.50 adult - minimum age 12. Ticket price includes a donation to the Mayor's Charities.

A guide will outline the history of the house which once stood on the site of a Saxon monastery.

The tours last 90 minutes and start at the Tourist Information Centre at the Guildhall on The Broadway.

You can buy tickets online by visiting or tickets are available to purchase at the Winchester Tourist Information Centre.