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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
44 1962 857200
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Activities: Ice skating
Owner description: One of England's largest cathedrals is open for tours along with visits to the library and Triforium Gallery, which contains an extensive collection... more » Owner description: One of England's largest cathedrals is open for tours along with visits to the library and Triforium Gallery, which contains an extensive collection of books, including the Winchester Bible. « less
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Altamont, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

OK...for old timers, we will break into one of the worst songs EVER but the cathedral and the town are so worth the side trip from London. Great shops, great pubs and great history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Huge and hugely beautiful, interesting to see the grave of Jane Austen with some information about her life....13th century tiles also beautiful.

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Milwaukee
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

How they built these cathedrals is truly amazing. Beautiful and rich in history, again, the only thing that would have made it perfect would have been a guided tour. There is really much to see here. I would suggest you read up on it before you go. This is a must see if you travel through or around Winchester.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Winchester is home and however long it has been when I return home the cathedral is there never changing. Just beautiful. I suggest you sneak in after 6.00 pm on a summer evening and listen to choir practice. Wonderful. Then walk through the water meadows fir so perfect English summer evening experience

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Varnamo, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is a very amazing Cathedral with more than 1000 years of history. I am surprised to see how well kept the building is. Definitely worth a visit if you are around the area.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This cathedral is the most beautiful one I have ever visited. Unluckily bibloteque inside the cathedral was closed therefore I could not see it. Don't miss it

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tadley hants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful place even better when choir practice is going on.Take a picnic and go onto the lawn which has trees for shade if you need it.Plenty of locals use this fab area for chilling out.

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dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

One of the UK's great historic cathedrals. There is nothing to dislike here although the shop could stock a better range of goods. The entrance policy is excellent, with a ticket lasting a full year for those coming back frequently.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's clearly a magnificant building, but it was busy, and I also object to paying to go into a church. Would have been happy to have given a donation.

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la Chartre sur le Loir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This historic place should not be missed. We were fortunate to be there in time for choral evensong and were awed by the choir and acoustics. The religious staff were informative and most helpful, but do spend the money for the audio guide as it contains a wealth of fascinating information.

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