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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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Stunning Architecture inside and out with a beautiful walk around the Church. Close to the town centre and the Old Vine if you fancy lunch or an early dinner. Check out the Anthony Gormly

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We were met by Volunteers who were doing alsorts of jobs for The Cathedral. We bought a very cheap ticket (£6.50 for concessions) which lasts for a year and allows you to have a Guide to take you around The Cathedral and Cript. We split...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I live in Winchester and since last year I became one of the guides and he first Italian guide at Winchester Cathedral. The entrance ticket (valid for 1 whole year since the first visit) also includes the great opportunity to join a very interesting guided...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ivi A
Reviewed yesterday

Was here last year and part was closed for renovations. So glad we came back. This is a fantastic building with so many beautiful features. The scale, detial is exemplorary. A fantastic memorial to our heritage.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On our way to Southampton found that we were ahead of schedule and so decided to take a break in Winchester, in particular seeking a chance to pay a visit to the legendary Cathedral. Purely by chance we parked up and discovered that we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral with intricate design that must be seen in person. Also visit the original chapel

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, beautiful Cathedral, longest knave in Europe from Norman time. Old Capital city of England. Visited to say a prayer for my family for the new year. Interesting as well as religious, so a really nice afternoon out for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing cathedral, and should be an essential place to visit. Stunning architecture and a lot of historical significance.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We managed to explore this magnificent Cathedral that breathes medieval history and celebrates the famous with easy to read panels. We loved the real candles and especially the gentle priests who took pastoral car to include tourists. We left feeling blessed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Winchester Catherdral is a very beautiful building which started it's life as a holy area after the battle of Hastings. Winchester Cathedral is a cathedral of the Church of England in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Sandra201255
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
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Gidget615
10 September 2018|
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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
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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.
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