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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
44 1962 857200
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Ranked #1 of 33 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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Erding, Germany
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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Montacute, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

One of Europe's most beautiful cathederals. A reasonable entrance fee entitled us to a free guided tour which was excellent. Took about 50 minutes and gave us a good history and understanding of this unique building. Only downside is a small part of the building is closed for essential renovations but that is of course acceptable.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is stunning beautiful and stepped in history. I was pleasantly surprised that it was free to get in, I assumed we would have to pay a small donation.

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California, U.S.A.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Fascinating and beautiful cathedral steeped in history. We latched onto a tour guide who was free and gave us a private guide and history lesson.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I never intended upon coming in here when I visited here but I am glad I did. The place is amazing and even if you are not religious its worth a visit. The interior was spectacular and jaw dropping beautiful. It was free to enter, so you miss see it.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Listening to 5 Male Voice Choirs with 250 singers was a memorable experience. Even 3/4 the way back in 'the longest nave in Europe', the volume was impressive. In excess of 800 attendees; what a great use of the Cathedral for non-religious events. Congratulations of all the choirs and to Romsey MVC for making it happen. Please arrange another concert... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

One of the most stunning of British Cathedrals. A gothic wonder that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end and then bristle. When we were there we heard the choir rehearse for the Remembrance Day service and I felt uplifted and emotional.

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