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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 yesterday

Winchester holds the claim to be the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe is it is certainly a very large and impressive church. Set back a bit from the main street and surrounded by lovely grounds, Winchester is not as showy as some other large English...More

Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 2 days ago

WOW...double WOW. At 8pounds50 we went to by pass this beautiful building. Then on reading the origins were from the 800. We realised we may never see anything this old again....the whole building is spectacular and because we went late in the day we were...More

Thank lemoncello98
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely building, however, the flower festival was on at the same time, so we did not have free access to the cathedral on this occasion (I have been there before). The trade stands outside were also a bit detrimental to the overall feeling of...More

Thank amarkey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On beautiful sunny Monday I took a friend from New Jersey, USA for a day trip to Winchester. He was very interested in the Cathedral but it was closed because it was being used to film “The Crown” for Netflix. The closure was without any...More

Thank Wanake
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you visit Winchester you have to visit the Cathedral. While externally not as imposing as Salisbury there is arguably more history in this cathedral: The Black Prince, Jane Austen, the diver who saved it from collapse to name but a few. There is also...More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited during the Flowers Festival - definitely worth a look. The flowers were spectacular and worth the big crowds and queues. A nice cathedral to visit.

Thank Alexandrina_95
Reviewed 3 days ago

Came here on a Sunday for a look around as it was free (donation advised). I found the architecture of the building fascinating to look at. The building seemed a lot bigger on the inside than it did from the outside. Took about 30 mins...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wanted to visit this beautiful cathedral for some time and was not disappointed. Sadly missed the flower show by a day. I am told it was stunning.

Thank RoseofSkibbereen
Reviewed 4 days ago

An impressive cathedral but falls short on Lincoln and York with regards to architecture and history

Thank JimDodds
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great experience and we learn a lot.. so it was a worthwhile visit. But the lady on the desk taking the entrance fee was grumpy and unpleasant. Put us off! Refectory was very good quality.

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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.
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.