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Winchester Cathedral

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 ice rink antony gormley longest nave william walker free tour magnificent building buried here entrance fee well worth a visit awe inspiring stained glass steeped in history english history
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited winchester for the cathedral christmas market which was good. Returned following day to visit cathedral but turned away when finding an entrance charge of £8.50 each. As time was limited we didnt want to pay this for a visit of about 15-20 mins. Would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SarahGunton
Reviewed today

We visited the cathedral and went to the lovely family carol service. It was excellent to hear their choir singing in such auspicious surroundings and we were able to look around and see Jane Austin's memorial too. We visited the christmas market afterwards and we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LittleJenny
Reviewed today

After having lived in Germany and Italy this market is way off the mark. If you live close by no doubt a visit is something worth to do; if you are travelling from afar give it a miss. It is a British craft fair, first...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roman S
Reviewed today via mobile

One of the very special things about our visit, apart from of course the incredibly incredible architecture and maintenance of the Cathedral, was to be gifted with a live choir. It’s a place where you can definitely dream about getting married in! 🥰

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tanaracastro
Reviewed today

We traveled 130 miles to go to this & what a waste of time,nothing we wanted to buy & most you can get from your local town store,baubles,hats,gloves & too over priced bits of put together glass art,took us 20 mins even though lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank minnycat
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building with knowledgeable guides. Well worth the visit especially the lower floor. History still being made.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joanms49
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing visit to this beautiful worldly city. The cathedral holds you memorised as you gaze at the intricate architecture of the ceilings. A must for those love Christmas markets and history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed yesterday

As part of the WWI anniversary we had a tour of the Cathedral including the roof space and the tower. All the guides involved were well informed clear in their delivery and entertaining. Having visited the cathedral before I was amazed that there was so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Firstly not wheel chair friendly my wife could not seen half the stalls Secondly we have been visiting for the last 3 year and the stalls are the same , also to many of the same stalls ! Who ever sorts the stalls out please...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited on Saturday 8th December, well knowing it would be very busy. My wife is in a powered wheelchair so when we actually got to the Cathedral part of the market we were very disappointed with the fact that only a tiny fraction of...More

Date of experience: December 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.