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Address: The Square, Winchester, England

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Beautiful little church

I visited this lovely little chapel and church with some friends in early May 2015. It was built in 1069 and was the chapel of William the Conqueror's Royal Palace, originally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I visited this lovely little chapel and church with some friends in early May 2015. It was built in 1069 and was the chapel of William the Conqueror's Royal Palace, originally connected to his palace. This place is rich with history, I highly recommend you pop in and have a visit to discover the history for yourself.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Church of St Lawrence is very close to the City Museum and its very well worth a visit. It has connections to William the Conqueror and its a tiny chapel, but once inside its very peaceful and there are some interesting artifacts to be found. Easily missed but well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This church was easy to miss, but was a nice start to my visit in Winchester. It was on the small side, which is why I called it a chapel instead of a church. There are tombs all over and it is fun to read the names and descriptions and to see how many people that crammed into one crypt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just off of High Street, and any time the Bishop visits the cathedral, they have to first go into this church. This was the area of the original Norman Castle and the chapel may have been William the Conquerors private chapel.

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Southampton, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A tiny church situated in a alleyway right in the centre with buildings jammed next to it, St Lawrence has a beautiful interior. Full of atmosphere and easily missed. Despite the impressiveness of the Cathedral round the corner, this is actually Winchester's parish church.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tranquil space away from the shopping bustle outside. Look out it as a venue for the Young Musician series of lunchtime concerts; part of the Winchester festival, first week in July.

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Although thousands of people walk past his church every week, it is still probably one of Winchester's hidden gems. Located between The Butter Cross in the High St. and The Square, leading to the City Museum (another gem), St. Lawrence's is well worth a few minutes of your time. I have visited when there has been a flower festival on... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Any church in a cathedral city is bound to be overshadowed by the cathedral. St Lawrence is a small church in the centre of Winchester close to the cathedral. If you are looking for a place to spend a few moments in quiet spiritual reflection then this church will meet your needs. There is a helpful guide leaflet which points... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Right in the centre of Winchester shopping and close to the Museum and Cathedral. Check for Services and Carol concerts - I think this is the oldest church about Winchester

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a beautiful & very peaceful little church, tucked away near the Butter Cross - a perfect place to sit & have a moment of tranquillity away from the city's bustle.

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