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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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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Historical magical magnificent awe inspiring are just a few words to describe this place of worship . The 7.50 entrance fee is a little steep compared to others i.e. Lichfield and Worcester which are free to enter. Non the less the history here from kings and the military is outstanding. The structure from different periods is beautiful and along with... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I took a group of photography mates here on our Winchester shoot and the lower levels with the Diver and water were closed due to deep water :( we were all disappointed but the good thing was Staff told us so we choose not to pay and enter that day returning when lower levels were open :) very helpful staff

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Letchworth Garden City
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lots of work being carried out so perhaps come back in two years. Guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was included in the price. Organ started up half way through so she had to shout sometimes.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is a must for all history buffs who are interested in the ancient kingdoms of England followed by the Norman Conquest. It was a sheer delight to see the ancient capital and learn of the building of this Norman Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I have gone along to a few of the evensongs with the choir and choristers of the Cathedral. Simply, a stunning display of singing and worship following on from centuries of tradition. Quite remarkable and very much worth the time to go. The cathedral tour itself is also fascinating.

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Berrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Cathedral in a lovely area with simple access. I don't believe in the high charges the church sometimes make as everyone should be able to visit at any time, go after 4.30pm and you don't pay.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic example of medievil architecture. Accessible. The sensation of walking round late at night (after dinner) is one to experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The current Cathedral dates back to the 11th century but the Old Minster, which pre-dates it, was founded in 642. Whichever way you look at it that's an impressive timeline. The Cathedral is one of the largest in England with the longest nave & greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. As a previous reviewer has said, the... More

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A very special building but a great deal is closed off at present whilst major work is being done. On the day we visited we were not able to access the presbytery (ie by the Great Screen and lovely choir stalls), and the Bible and Museum Gallery are closed off. The Lady Chapel is closed off as the mortuary chests... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A must visit - to me, wandering around such a place is a treat in itself...simply because of what it is and how long it has been there. Loved the exhibition too.

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