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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
44 1962 857200
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Winchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Activities: Ice skating
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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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

We like Cathedrals, but we don't like being fleeced to go in and view one. It is a cold place no atmosphere, and the restoration work didn't help either. No explanation given by any of the staff, just hand over £15 for two adults. No I wouldn't go again there are far better Cathedrals in the UK to visit, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Join the guided tour well worth it, even with essential restoration works going on a beautiful Cathedral seeped in history.

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Must visit the Cathedral and learn about its history. The tours are worth the cost. Even if you don't take the tours, take time to wander around.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

One of the finest examples of medieval architecture in the world. From the pyramids to the Parthenon this brings most of them to shame, always a joy to view with amazing acoustics.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

No real notice to say that work was going on whilst open to the public . Expensive as partly closed off and noisy banging and hammering when trying to listen to guided tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best Christmas markets in the south of England, Sip hot mulled wine whilst visiting the many stalls in the grounds of Winchester Cathedral. The festive fair will spoil you with a choice of gifts, crafts and seasonal ideas. There is an ice skating rink and refreshments including toasted marshmallows and hot chestnuts. This is a... More

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Erding, Germany
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Special Cathedral,165m Long oben Not dark, Ebery 17 pm they sing an Ever Song . Harry Potter have a Good feeling in such Environment , typical British .

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure how/why but the cathedral was open without charge so we went in, it's nice, the usual big stained glass window that you'd expect but not 'wow' and not as big as i'd expect from the outside, i can't comment on the tour etc as i didn't have that but viewing the inside alone is not worth £7.50... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

When we visited the Cathedral in November major renovations were underway, so not all of the building was open to view, but rest was superb. The building is steeped in history with the bones of King Canute, William II and several other medieval kings and queens stored in mortuary chests, Jane Austen is also buried here. The grounds are pleasant,... More

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stowmarket
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

when I visited in November the Cathedral was undergoing renovation and quite a large part was not accessible which made the admission price of £7.50 seem a bit steep on the plus side our guide was very knowledgeable

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