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Fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the magnificent Cathedral you see today. It stands at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, on the site of an early Christian church. Begun in 1079, the...more
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9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Will be going back to see the crypt. Jane Austen’s grave is there as well as kings from way back in history - William the conquerors sons are there. Great place to visit.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed yesterday

Despite Hat festival and construction, we found easy parking (miracle!) and were able to see the cathedral and attend the service. The architecture is unusual, with a long nave and very white supports, truly lifting the eye heaven-ward. I was fascinated by the ceiling-- stunning...More

Thank MEBW
Reviewed 2 days ago

I remember the song and was thrilled to visit the cathedral on our recent visit to Winchester. The cathedral is beautiful inside with so many interesting things to see, including Jane Austen's grave and information displayed about her life. I particularly loved the Antony Gormley...More

Thank glamourpuss1000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived after five and went straight in without paying, though we did donate! This place is peaceful and imposing. I was excited to see St. Swithin’s tomb and Jane Austen’s final resting place. Also, as we left, a shower of rose petals came down...More

Thank Jud1thmason
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very easy to take the local train from Southampton over to this charming city - and to walk to the cathedral. We were lucky that an included guided tour was just starting as we walked in (admission price), and the guide made our day. Brought...More

Thank Soulefulltraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing cathedral. It was several years since we had last visited and had partly forgotten how impressive the cathedral is. We took part in the guided tour (included in the very reasonable admission charge) led by a lovely lady, Lorraine, who had an...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful Cathedral, a must visit and spend some time to wander through. Have a picnic on the grounds around the Cathedral. Take in the history

Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Many years since our previous visit. We had forgotten what a magnificent building with so much to see and enjoy. The history of over a thousand years is very rewarding and this place should be on every schools list for a visit.

Thank braithwaite12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can you say. An incredible cathedral and the second longest in the world. Beautifully kept and a great welcome by staff.

Thank JP070766
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 28 geocachers on tour and in a day, boarding our cruise ship in Southampton...we stayed right next to Winchester Cathedral. Our hotel was on previous cathedral land. We walked over, whistling the song of same name! and entered the cathedral. It is...More

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Rachel W
July 16, 2018|
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Response from winter-st*r | Reviewed this property |
It is valid for a whole year yes, but when you’re visiting for one weekend from the other end of the of the country that’s unhelpful.
October 21, 2017|
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Response from PETER_1953_CANHAM | Reviewed this property |
Yes but I'm not sure how much. I think they phrase it more as a suggested donation. I think it is in the region of £8- £10 per adult.
May 14, 2017|
Response from Ian M |
I am a Cathedral Guide, and there is always a special floral tribute next to the grave other than during Lent and Advent. Occasionally private floral tributes are left next to the grave. Within reason if someone wishes to... More