Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
About
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. Step inside to marvel at the longest medieval Nave in Europe, admire stunning architecture and encounter priceless treasures including the 12th-century Winchester Bible. Winchester Cathedral is the resting place of Saxon royalty and Jane Austen, the much-loved English novelist. Don't miss the new exhibition Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation which takes visitors through 1,000 years of history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. One of the best ways to explore is with a guided tour, available from 10am - 3pm Monday to Saturday. After your visit, take time to enjoy delicious home-cooked food in the Cathedral Refectory with its medieval walled garden or browse the Cathedral Shop for souvenirs and exclusive gifts.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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ssacb
London, UK2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Thanks to Angus (volunteer at Winchester cathedral) we had a thorough tour of not only the cathedral but also the British history from the anglo-saxons to the twentieth century. It was fantastic. Thank you so much for this special moment! You have an amazing cathedral. Sandra and Cleo
Written 18 January 2022
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jackgb
Ilford, UK24 contributions
Jan 2022
We were taken around in a small group by a cathedral volunteer. This brought the experience of such a wonderful building to life. His knowledge and descriptions made the tour come alive to the years of history in this magnificent Church
Written 15 January 2022
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Edwin F
Calgary, Canada1,519 contributions
Dec 2021
Five of us went to see Winchester Cathedral. Interesting place to visit, but getting expensive to go in.
Written 13 January 2022
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Ed
Greater London, UK1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
I did a 1 hour tour of the cathedral with Rhonna and it was excellent. I'm a guide myself so I should know (hopefully)
Written 17 December 2021
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Ann H
Newchapel,United Kingdom36 contributions
Dec 2021
Amazing building. Extremely knowledgeable tour guides, could have spent days walking around, so much to see and learn about. Market a little disappointing but tea and cake in the cafe was lovely.
Written 16 December 2021
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Helen F
Chichester, UK6 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We thought it would be lovely to visit the Christmas Market in Winchester. It's not practical by train from Chi so we drove. We were happy to do park and ride but according to Google Maps they were shut. After driving around for an hour trying to find any parking We gave up. The road markings are a joke, it's impossible to tell which lane you're meant to be in for the car parks, everybody constantly chopping lanes. We didn't even get to see the cathedral or the market but I can say that the centre that we drove around was ugly and shabby.
Written 12 December 2021
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SHERYL W
33 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Spectacular cathedral. An informative tour of the cathedral by Rob with some really interesting stories shared. I was initially surprised by the entrance price thinking it was too expensive but following the tour I felt it was value for money.
Written 12 December 2021
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MTKCME
Buckinghamshire, UK32 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
What a beautiful place. A must is to visit the crypt.
The volunteers are also guides and have a lot of knowledge.
We arrived when the Christmas tree was up and beautifully illuminated
Written 12 December 2021
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Young-once
Climping, UK38 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We have been to Christmas Markets all over Europe and no way does this compare even remotely to any of them. Over-priced stalls offering little variety, nothing to attract children and absolutely no atmosphere! A thoroughly disappointing experience.
Written 10 December 2021
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Dick_Lizzy
Dorset, UK100 contributions
Nov 2021
On entry was a little disappointed, compared to some other cathedrals we have visited, however we partook in a complimentary tour which was excellent. Sue, our guide, gave a very entertaining and informative tour of the cathedral and brought it to life. We would have missed so much if we had just wondered around.
Written 7 December 2021
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Winchester Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
  • Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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