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Winchester Cathedral: Tours & Tickets

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Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe, nestled at the heart of historic Winchester. It has been a place of worship and welcome for over 900 years and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
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We went to see the Antony Gormley statue in the crypt, which is cleverly positioned to take advantage of its location, especially when the crypt floods and the waters reflect the figure against the vaulted ceilings, and did not disappoint. The Cathedral is impressive, but...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

For visitors who love architecture as I do, this is a gem. We took a tour with a free tour guide who was really knowledgeable and showed us many details we might have missed. There is an exhibition which covers the earlier history of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit except tents selling stuff in grounds Ten pound entry a bit steep too But the choir sang and it was lovely Lots of history

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Heather W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Work began in 1079 with a great deal of the stone coming from the Isle of Wight. In later times restoration work was carried out in 1905–12. Waterlogged foundations on the south and east walls were reinforced by diver William Walker, packing the foundations with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was Sunday and I decided to go to Winchester. It is a beautiful town. Hustling bustling. It has a beautiful Cathedral. Huge and beautiful. The town itself is lovely.Sunday market. A little walk to town from the station. You get a train from Victoria...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank meitim11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lucky to be visiting during the annual Open Evening. Everyone very friendly and informative. Worth walking through the Cathedral methodically either clockwise or anti-clockwise so as not to miss any of the interesting artefacts.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stillroaminabout
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful way to spend an afternoon, or even half and hour if you're short on time. The 45 min guided tour was well worth the commitment. A stroll around the outside perimeter just as stunning as well!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank N4770KGnatalier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Margaret was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. The cathedral is a most interesting place with things to appeal to everyone.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mary C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Winchester Cathedral today with my friend, husband and two young daughters. Staff are so friendly and welcoming. Our daughters were given children’s guides to follow, and our 4 year old had a ball following all of the steps and discovering the cathedral with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jodie_amanda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Winchester cathedral and it was stunning. I wish we had parked in a long stay car park because we would have stayed more than 3 hours. We had a guided tour first and then visited the exhibition on kings and scribes. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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BeccalouR
20 August 2019|
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Response from JGADV | Reviewed this property |
I 'm not sure but I seem to remember hearing from the guide that it would be about 30 to 45 minutes.
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Lulu B
10 June 2019|
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Response from Stuart069 | Reviewed this property |
The minimum age for the Tower Guided tour is 12 years, so your 10 year old would not be able to take the tour.
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Sandra201255
21 September 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
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