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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
44 1962 857200
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Ranked #1 of 32 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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Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

One of the best cathedrals in the UK, there is a lot to see so allow time to do so. Cathedrals and churches are amazing repositories of history no matter whether you are religious or not or what your religion is for that matter (I am an atheist but I just love old churches and cathedrals - Norwich is fabulous... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Drove all the way to Winchester Cathedral today with my Family, only to be told that the Cathedral would be closed all day, on arrival. Upon enquiry I was told that this happens quite often, and the Cathedral is simply closed for some functions and Tourists are being kept out. We were by far not the only ones who did... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We came to Winchester especially to spend time in the cathedral. Unfortunately, we could not get in! The cathedral appeared to be closed the day we came because of graduation ceremonies. There was no notice advising anyone of this and the cathedral shop did not know of its closure either. They expected it to be open between services, and in... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Winchester Cathedral is a majestic place to visit with rich history. You can tour the cathedral on your own or take a guided tour for an additional cost. If you are a fan of author, Jane Austen-don't miss out on visiting!!

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Attended for my daughters graduation ceremony from University of Winchester. What a stunning building, the stained glass windows were just so effective. Unfortunately we never got a proper opportunity to explore the whole cathedral but we will most definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to visit. Beautiful scenery inside and out. I believe they do tours however i did not take part in one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Such an amazing piece of history in the middle of Winchester, a must visit! Really impressive set up for Graduation, and an amazing setting to have it in.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to visit, it is worth while going around to see inside. The winter market is also VERY good and DEFINITELY worth visiting. There is a nice cafe and is run by volunteers who make all of their food, there is a good selection and it is reasonably priced. There is a nice area outside where... More

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Haydock, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Winchester Cathedral is well worth a visit. Jayne Austin is buried there as is St Swithin. The great west window is made up of thousands of shards of glass found around the outside of the Cathedral . Also visit the crypt and take in the peace you feel as you enter.

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Sark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited for the funeral of the late Bishop. Not a typical visit, by any means (!) but I was greatly impressed.

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