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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
+44 7903 347697
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Been to and around the Cathedral many times but this time I actually looked and learnt. The biggest in Europe (find out which part when you go) the Main entrance windows what a remarkable historic story behind it and one that shows true unity. The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here for my sisters graduation and the Cathedral is beautiful to say the least Incredible architecture

Thank Michal W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The price includes a guided your - we haev Viv and she was superb. Really brought the history to life. The Cathedral itself is excellent and a lot of work is going on. We look forward to visit git again after the work has completed

Thank vietnamgirl0913
Reviewed 5 days ago

It saddens me to write so critically when so many of the staff are volunteers. However to have paid a high entrance fee and then have a visit drowned out by dreadful loud organ testing leads me to leave this negative review. Whilst the cathedral...More

Thank IpswichFoodfan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous cathedral, well worth a visit for anyone, especially Jane Austen fans who come to see the great writer’s grave.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Used Winchester as a stop off going to Southampton - What a good idea. The cathedral is very interesting and has much to see. In fact we will have to go back to see it all as we ended up sort on time. Whilst it...More

Thank Alan053AU
Reviewed 5 days ago

My daughter and I visited on a beautiful October day, we only live half an hour away so will take the opportunity of the year long tickets to visit several times. Current restoration work is coming to an end this year and they are preparing...More

Thank kentishbelle2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take a guided tour, you learn so much, from the bishop of wyckham sponsorship of schooling to how the stained glass window was saved in the civil war and more even up to present day.

Thank JCRP20
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived 10 mins before tour of Cathedral so decided to join it. The guide was very knowledgeable and kept my interest all the time. It took just over an hour and was well worth it and included in the entry price. It brought the history...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Anyone visiting Winchester must visit this incredible building. We had a guide and you learn so many interesting facts.

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September 20, 2018|
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Response from Colin F | 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.