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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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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 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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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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited in August 2014. An awesome place to visit if you like history or architecture. I am really into history, and this cathedral has so much to offer the visitor. It is like a time capsule of history. There are tours avaliable, but I'd personally prefer to spend long stretches of time peering at every inch of this cathedral. Entry... More

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Tasmania
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It's hard to find the right words to describe how amazing this cathedral is with a history that goes back 1000 years. The overall effect is so uplifting. The architecture covers different styles and reflects the politics of past ages. The huge glass window made up of fragments of glass recovered after Cromwell, s men shot out evidence of idolatory... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

OK so its history but why should I have to pay! ? It seems there is no hard & fast rule for visiting cathedrals in the UK ! Surely a donation is more respectful ? Disappointing that the sign outside Only informs of costs for OAPs and Adults - put us right off, from now on I'll be much much... More

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