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Winchester Cathedral

Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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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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Reviewed today

A place of history and please look our for the unchanged part that dates back to the original construction. It is worth taking the official tour.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leonard C
Reviewed yesterday

I just did not know Winchester cathedral was such a marvellous and interesting place. There is a fisherman's chapel and Isaak Walton memorial and grave. Jane Austen grave and memorial. On one area the original stained glass windows are now just clear glass , this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nigeld007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Cathedral. We joined a tour directed by John who was very knowledgeable. It was most interesting and well worth a visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank B4994AWjohnp
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit. Loads to see, really helpful volunteer guides (guided tours optional). Very impressive.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scareybob
Reviewed 4 days ago

A trip to the Cathedral is well worth a visit. Rich with history and architectural beauty, we were lucky to coincide with an early Evensong and hear the Cathedral Choir from Leicester sing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Debslv1
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have two things to say in this review. Firstly, the Cathedral is amazing! I studied at Winchester University so have visited when I joined and graduated in the Cathedral. I love it! For me this is the best Cathedral around. That said my fiancé...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Being the longest cathedral of any not just in England but in Europe, Winchester Cathedral cannot help being impressive in its size but its architecture is also impressive with particularly beautiful vaulting and a massive Great Screen in the presbytery. With Winchester being the capital...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LlewelynTheLast
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner have been at the cathedral for our Valentines. It was the best choice. So many to see, to learn about, many historical people. Really recommend to visit this place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank xsandrax350x
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took and early morning tour which was interesting and informative. its takes an hour and gives highlights of the cathedral and its history. We then took our time to explored some other areas and revisit some of the sites. liked the mixture of modern art...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank curlew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Winchester is a worthy day trip from London if only for a visit to this magnificent cathedral. The experience was made even more delightful by the volunteer led tour included with the admission price. The history and architecture are captivating. For literature lovers Jane Austen’s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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20 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
10 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.