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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On our way to Southampton found that we were ahead of schedule and so decided to take a break in Winchester, in particular seeking a chance to pay a visit to the legendary Cathedral. Purely by chance we parked up and discovered that we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral with intricate design that must be seen in person. Also visit the original chapel

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Beenie_19
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, beautiful Cathedral, longest knave in Europe from Norman time. Old Capital city of England. Visited to say a prayer for my family for the new year. Interesting as well as religious, so a really nice afternoon out for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing cathedral, and should be an essential place to visit. Stunning architecture and a lot of historical significance.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaiB1998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We managed to explore this magnificent Cathedral that breathes medieval history and celebrates the famous with easy to read panels. We loved the real candles and especially the gentle priests who took pastoral car to include tourists. We left feeling blessed.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rozb124
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Winchester Catherdral is a very beautiful building which started it's life as a holy area after the battle of Hastings. Winchester Cathedral is a cathedral of the Church of England in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five stars for the tour. Not as impressive as say, Canterbury, but our tour guide made up for the difference. It’s worth the £8.50. On display was the Winchester bible which by itself is worth a visit. Plenty of volunteers around to guide you through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Winchester Cathedral is really a must visit if you are in Winchester. It's a little on the expensive side, but your ticket lasts for a year. Jane Austen is buried here. They have a really old Bible, you can see the tomb/catacomb floor underneath...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WaveyCowpar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cathedral looked amazing lovely gardens & entrance had been advised by hotel not to miss visiting ! Shocked the charge was £8.50 pp to get past the door !! Barriers up so unable to see the altar or to quietly sit and pray , very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Princessmurada
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a wonderful old building. You can go around and everything see. There are friendly old people, who can help and tell stories about the church.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.