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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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All reviews guided tour jane austen christmas market tower tour ice rink longest nave antony gormley william walker free tour magnificent building buried here entrance fee well worth a visit awe inspiring stained glass steeped in history visited winchester
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Reviewed today

If you love medieval history then you should visit this superb cathedral. The vaulted ceilings are awe inspiring and the whole experience is worthwhile.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PilgrimImp
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I fell asleep by the time the little children started singing Christmas songs augh dont ever go!!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived in time for a guided tour - part of the price. our guide was informative, amusing and the length of the tour was just right. A beautiful cathedral. Jane Austin's grave and at the moment the Winchester Bible is on display. There is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Holttum
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited here on a weekend away on my own to see all of the local sights. Attended a small and intimate Saturday morning service that was held in a side chapel. I was welcomed with open arms and looked after by a very friendly lady...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Flick_Wiley
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a beautiful cathedral with a very reasonable visiting charge (and ticket valued for one year). We decided to do the roof top tour which was amazing. Please note: the steps up to the top are very narrow indeed but if I can do it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rigibann
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a magnificent cathedral to visit. The history is very interesting and the gardens are beautiful during the flowering season, along by the stream.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Winchester Cathedral on a Sunday in March 2019. This Cathedral is very beautiful inside and out. It usually cost £8.50 per adult for entry which includes a tour ( i believe, we did not do the tour). If you visit on a Sunday as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sara T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just. Took photos of the outside as they want £6:50 for entry into the Cathedral and I absolutely refuse to pay to enter any Church

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sarah M S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside this Cathedral is very impressive In an open area of Winchester and easily accessed. However, at £8.50 per oap to go in, we didn't bother Shame really

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnCasey29
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance is not free but valid a whole year. The cathedral is splendid and the ceiling stunning.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
11 September 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
16 July 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.