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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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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great place but take your time

This place is a hidden gem and i would tell anyone to go and take a look. The gardens are full of models and at time of putting this review on here there is a free sculpture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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blackpool
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a hidden gem and i would tell anyone to go and take a look. The gardens are full of models and at time of putting this review on here there is a free sculpture exhibition in the gardens. The Cathedral itself is not only a place of worship but really a fully functioning tourist attraction in its... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Splendid architecture and lots of interesting history connected with this lovely building. The small crypt is worth a visit to see the Anhony Gormley statue. When we visited there was water down there, but then it was winter.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overawed by the building. The guides are very informative explaining all the history of the cathedral. One interesting thing to see was the graffiti on columns around the building. Well worth a visit, also the entrance ticket is valid for one year.

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on Sunday morning when a service was in place which just added to the wonderful sense of atmosphere. Amazing.

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Thank Celia P
Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Cathedral on a Sunday and attended the Choral Eucharist. The signing was fantastic. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time as the sermon was very long. Well worth it though!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The focal point of any visit to Winchester for many and it's easy to see why. £7.50 for admission (which allows repeat access for up to a year) and you can easily spent a couple of hours wandering around taking in the history and architecture. During our visit an youth orchestra were practicing which only added to our enjoyment.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited Winchester as a day trip from London specifically to see this great cathedral. After paying the reasonable entry fee (totally worth it since it goes directly to preserving this place for the future), I was warmly greeted by the cathedral guides. I took one of the free cathedral tours which leave hourly and which are lead by enthusiastic,... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do the tower tour it's a must. You go into the roof of the cathedral, the bell tower and onto the roof. The views are great but the inner workings of the roof structure are awe inspiring. You get to see so much that is hidden from the ground. This is a tour that involves a lot of stairs which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a poignant 3/4 hour communion in the Epiphany Chapel at midday, I was in awe at the grandeur of the vaulted ceiling, the 12th century black marble font and Jane Austen window, brass plaque and the flagstone grave in the walkway.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst in Winchester, we decided to look at the cathedral. I do like looking around churches, not for religious reasons, but for admire the architecture. My first impression when seeing the building was that it looked tatty. It just didn't stand out at all. At the entrance to the cathedral was the prices board. Ridiculous. The Church of England have... More 

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