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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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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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
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 happy to let God's creatures in while others are concerned that they might disturb the peace.