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Winchester Cathedral

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Address: 9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 857200
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Ice skating
Description: One of England's largest cathedrals is open for tours along with visits to...
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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A fascinating hour and a half

Excellent guided tour by very knowledgable volunteer (included in entrance fee - standard £10 - every hour on the hour)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent guided tour by very knowledgable volunteer (included in entrance fee - standard £10 - every hour on the hour)

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is an outstanding building that basically is beyond description. It really is a place that must be visited in person to realize its history Top of the list for all visitors to Winchester There is no entrance charge but a donation is expected

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I intensely disapprove of Cathedrals charging money for entrance. Nonetheless, I paid and went in, not least because I wanted to visit the chantry chapels, especially that of William of Waynflete. It is a magnificent Cathedral, with stunning architecture and fascinating history; however, my visit was marred by both visitors and 'welcomers' treating the place as a tourist attraction, doubtless... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Winchester Cathedral is much like others built around 1000 (give or take a few hundred years), being much added on to and subtracted from. It does have some graves to visit—Jane Austen for one, and Bishop William of Wykeham :) for another—and the Cathedral tour is DEFINITELY to be taken! Save a good hour and a half for it. Save... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

£7.50 to walk around a Cathedral is ridiculous - even if it is valid for a year. As tax payers we already subsidise Cathedrals and I don't think it is very Christian to charge admission. Hardly very inclusive. Sadly the hypocrisy alone put me off from visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a stunning place, not only on the outside but also inside too, the detail is amazing!! Would recommend if any one is going to Winchester to definitely go and have a look it's a one minute walk from the main highstreet

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This is a breath taking cathedral and I suggest it should be at the top of the list for any visitor to Winchester!! The cathedral grounds are very pretty and a real oasis of calm. There is an optional fee of £7.50, but that helps with the upkeep of the cathedral and allows you entry for up to a year.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see. You forget that Winchester was the seat of power long before London. Take a slow walk and take it all in.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The £7.50 entrance is valid for a year, so better value than you might initially think. Also, imagine the cost of upkeep! This is a HUGE Cathedral, dwarfs Chichester and Salisbury (although I accept those are prettier buildings, especially Salisbury!). Winchester Cathedral is a macho monster of a building, they say the longest nave in Europe (is this true??!). Obviously... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a brief visit on a Thursday evening when we were lucky enough to listen to an evensong service while walking around this magnificent building. It gave me goosebumps! You cannot fail to marvel at the construction and skill of the stonemasons hundreds of years ago. Well worth a visit.

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