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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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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A very special cathedral and well worth a visit. Some really wonderful stories to be discovered, do take the time to explore properly. I didn't manage to get down to the crypt and see the Gormley, but am told its worth seeing - we just rang out of time, so will have to return. The reconfigured stained glass windows are... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Cathedral staff were very welcoming, well prepared for the needs of a visiting choir and looked after us well.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Although we booked on a "deal" basis, there was no compromise on the treatment we received, and Winchester is a lovely place to visit.

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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We made a spur of the moment trip to Winchester on a Sunday and obviously made for the cathedral. The information board indicated that the entrance fee was £7.50 and that included a guided tour. We went in and found the ticket kiosk deserted but lots of visitors wandering around. We were quickly accosted by a volunteer but not to... More

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Calgary
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

of the cathedrals we have visited this was by far the friendliest to its visitors. photography was allowed and we had paid for the extra medieval tour and ended up in a group of three so it was extra special with a very knowledgeable guide. afterwards the small shop and café was a very nice place to get souvenirs and... More

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cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

free/ volunteer donation entry on Sunday, a very ornated and impressive cathedral, tourist friendly.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So much to see and do and historical information to find out about.One of the oldest cathederals in the country.Well worth the entrance fee and would recommend a tour of the crypt.

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Onchan, null, Isle Of Man
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Expected more and was a bit disappointed as I expected more along the lines of Salisbury Winchester was beautiful don't get me wrong but it didn't have the wow factor for me that Salisbury had and I felt the entrance charges where a put off and gift shop poor

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Winchester Cathedral is a one of the largest gothic cathedral in England and it is also probably one of the most beautiful. The high altar is spectacular. Not to miss if you are in the area. Well worth a stop!

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australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is impressive, the history fascinating and the free guided tour informative, interesting and funny at times.

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