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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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I often visit Winchester Cathedral & can say it is a place of wonderful architecture, soaring columns & beautiful stained glass. But it is also far more than this as it is a living place of worship. Visitors will probably be most interested to see the Jane Austen exhibition & the Anthony Gormley statue, but there are also many exquisite... More

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Palm Desert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the history, the windows and the vault. Hate the hideous chairs that many of the old churches now use instead of pews.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My American family are particularly interested in the history of Jane Austen. We came to the Cathedral to find her tomb. My cousin was delighted with what she saw. She also enjoyed buying Jane Austen themed memorabilia in the gift shop. My visitors were also very impressed as myself and my husband were with the Cathedral.

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Viterbo, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I love London and couldn't miss the visit also this year,but had a chance to spend a good trip out of town with my british friends. They took me to Winchester just a couple of hours drive from London In Hampshire. It of roman origin with typical ancient buildings, very tidy and clean. My visit started from the parking ,with... More

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France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit to the Cathedral and this time we took the guided tour (free). It was a very good experince with a guide extremely knowledgeable and full of humour. To be recommended as we learnt so much more than in our previous 2 visits.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful cathedral with so much history unfortunately our guide couldn't speak very loud and was very hard to hear and lost everyone's attention very quickly but we managed to earsdrop on other tours and got the general history and this place has bucket loads

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Orlando, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There are so many things to learn and enjoy in this magnificent Cathedral, the longest in Europe. So many important things happened in this one-time capital cathedral. One can view Norman architecture, view the stained glass window that was put back together randomly after the Roundheads shot it out during the Civil War or view Jane Austin's final resting place.... More

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Milnthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well it looks beautiful but unfortunately is not like GOD whom likes all creatures as they do not allow dogs in so spoilt a day of our holiday and part of my bucket list. It does not help that this is not on their web site

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Llanharan, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our 3rd visit and just as absorbing. The architecture and history which surround one walking around make it a fascinating place. Of course, Jane Austin and St Swithin are legendary, but there is much else of interest. The outside cafeteria is also a pleasant amenity.

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San Jacinto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The cathedral is truly one of those "must see" locations in Winchester. If you are in the area, go out of your way to visit. You won't be disappointed.

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