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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Ice skating
Description: 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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We visited the Cathedral on a stopover on route to the West Country. We were greeted at the door by a lady who had expert knowledge of the history . Would highly recommend to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the Cathedral on a stopover on route to the West Country. We were greeted at the door by a lady who had expert knowledge of the history . Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of doing the same. Informative, helpful people who will come up and explain anything you need to know. Loved the Jigsaw window. Tearoom was... More 

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Billinge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Sorry I missed my voice coach at the morning service as she went off to Wells Cathedral to do some work. Jane Austin is buried here.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the top attractions at Winchester and visitors come from all over the world to see it. It is mainly a serious site for religeon over the centuries so there is so much to see and study. Some days the very helpful staff show visitors up the main bell tower which gives a great view over the... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area, go. Good (free) guided tours take you around the build started in Saxon Wessex, as England wasn't then an entity. Well worth the entry fee.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy cathedrals you'll love this one it is a great example and was a key part of the history of England. Although rather hard to find if you are driving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We took the guided tour the guide was very good, also there was a concert on while we were there which was excellent, Don't go to Winchester without visit here .

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Lowdham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. Lots to see. Choir excellent. We stayed for evensong, made very welcome. Entrance fee, but chapel is available for prayer - no charge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This cathedral was amazing the detail inside and out was so interesting there is one wall inside the cathedral towards the back that just took my breath away the detail is fantastic and just shows what they could do back then when building things

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Halton Hills, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

On all my visits to Winchester this cathedral is a must visit. I was lucky this trip and the choir was practicing with the organ playing. The experience sends you back in time and puts you at peace. No more words as this special place does not need an assist from me.

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great architecture! A must see! Steeped in History. I especially enjoyed the Jane Austen exhibition.

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