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Winchester Cathedral

Address: 9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 857200
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating
Owner description: One of England's largest cathedrals is open for tours along with visits to the library and...
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Ice skating
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Clewiston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I used to live in Winchester, so I did not feel the need to go in side the cathedral. I was in Winchester for my fathers funeral. it was for the memories. I was there in January but was lucky with the weather. I think as a visitor to Winchester, you should not forget the area around the cathedral, it... More 

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

After accidentally entering by a staff entrance and being evicted by officious staff and then at the entrance being asked for £15 for my wife and I to enter a House of God I felt that somewhere the cathedral has lost its way. As a day visitor, being told that the £15 entitled me to visit as often as i... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Whilst I haven't rated the Cathedral highly, I would still recommend you visit. This is a wonderful celebration of over 1000 years of history. My reservations are merely because some points of great interest will not be accessible again for about two years. This is to be expected with a Cathedral that costs £10k per day to maintain. Some of... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral with a very interesting history. Definitely worth seeing if in Winchester. Highly recommended.

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chelmsford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It really gave us a sense of the past. An amazing building. It will be even better when more renovations are complete. Well worth a visit.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This beautiful old cathedral is well worth a visit if you are in the area. The building is very impressive with a history that goes back to Anglo Saxon times. There are many volunteers wandering around who are quite happy to point things out that you may have missed and tell you a bit of history. Currently there is a... More 

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Radstock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Make sure you take in a free guided tour provided by one of the knowledgeable volunteers. Shame we couldn't go on a high level tour as at the time of our visit, it was fully booked.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. There is lots of history in the cathedral that is on display and we'll explained. The highlight for us was the youth orchestra practicing for the evening show. It sounded magical - would like to come back and see a concert. Would recommend

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Magnificent building..inside and out. Lucky to have a choir practicing during our visit. A guide at the entrance gave us an historical and architectural overview, and we latched on to a (free) tour. Superb.....and took the whole visit to a different level. Don't miss seeing the leaning SE corner wall and get a guide to point out (and explain) the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I like the Jane Austen and Fishing stain glass window. it is a lovely cathedral and look forward to returning with friends.

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