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Winchester Cathedral

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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
+44 7903 347697
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All reviews guided tour jane austen christmas market tower tour antony gormley ice rink longest nave william walker resting place free tour magnificent building buried here entrance fee well worth a visit awe inspiring stained glass steeped in history
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the cathedral and it was beautiful. The Christmas markets had just started which was nice. Winchester is a wonderful city. Would definitely come again.

Thank Caroline A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. You can have a guided tour free of charge from one of the volunteers in the cathedral. We had Pat and she was fantastic. Learned a lot from her.

Thank PatGoulden
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just spent 1.25 hours with Mark, a fascinating and illuminating guide. Well worth doing the tiur as you learn so much.

Thank Stanford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting cathedral especially if you join one of the free tours which run on the hour. The crypt with Anthony Gormley statue worth a visit and of course the Winchester Bible. Entrance ticket lasts a year so revisits free

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this cathedral doesn’t have the splendid spire of Salisbury it does have a quiet stateliness with its own wonderful Norman history. The nave is, of course, the most impressive feature but the stained glass windows are stunning, especially in the fall afternoon light. The...More

Thank maggie44113
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Winchester with friends whilst down from the Northeast. £8.50 entrance fee is absolutely disgraceful. This is supposed to be a Christian place of worship not a tourist attraction designed to squeeze a few quid out of tourists and visitors. There are other (better looking)...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Winchester on business, hotel next to the Cathedral. Popped in early in the morning prior to business visit... magnificent building

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cathedral in September when the 3 yearly Festival of Flowers was being exhibited and it was an amazing experience. To see so many fantastic flowers on display in such an historic Cathedral took our breath away and we will never forget the...More

Thank travelator_9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning medival building with so much history. Still manage to keep air of piety even if full of tourists

Thank elizabethlynnm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know if this was normal but my tour lasted 1hour 40 minutes. The organ was playing past its usual 10am finish and we were taken down the crypt - well worth seeing if open. The rest of the tour covered the remainder of...More

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September 20, 2018|
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Response from colinf296 | Reviewed this property |
We did not need to go inside the Refectory as there was plenty of seating, and cover, outside as well as dog bowls. We took it in turns to go into the cathedral so best to give them a call and ask. I know some churches are... More
September 10, 2018|
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Response from DAT64 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but to the best of my knowledge there aren’t luggage storage facilities at the cathedral. I assume it’s a security measure or there simply isn’t an appropriate storage facility
Rachel W
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Roving802647 | 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.