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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
44 1962 857200
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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Winchester
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting cathedral with well planned 'extras' like the library and the upstairs gallery. These areas may be less accessible to some but I was told there are plans to install a lift in the near future. Jane Austen is interred in the cathedral which generates considerable interest too. Very knowledgeable volunteers are on hand as well. P&R is easy and... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

At £7 an adult to get in, it does seem a bit of a rip off when this should be a public building, and after paying it and having a look around I do think the price is a little steep. It was however quite interesting to look around the building, although I would have liked some sort of guide... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful experience to visit our beautiful Cathedral with its magnificent architecture.It is right in the centre of town . Please be advised that parking is a problem and it is wiser to take Park& Ride with locations around the outskirts of town. Winchester is the ancient capital of England, before Londinium( London). There is very imposing statue of King Alfred... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My friend and I regularly visit the gorgeous setting of Winchester cathedral in December. It is one of the loveliest venues for a Christmas market I have been to - and I've visited plenty! Having an ice rink surrounded by wooden huts laden with seasonal ideas, trinkets and the obligitary mulled wine really sets the tone for the upcoming festivities.... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Visited the cathredral last week- wow!! Its one of the biggest cathedrals in England. The entrance fee is not cheap at £7.50 but it was well worth it. We went on a (free) guided tour, which takes aprox 45 minutes. Our guide was really lovely and she obviously had a great passion for the cathedral. if you go to Winchester... More

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Winchester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I took a friend for the tower tour . It was fascinating to learn all the history of the cathedral. The view of winchester from the top was brilliant . The inside is stunning and well worth a visit.

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Harrogate
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

At the end of March, our daughter and her now husband, got married in their local church, near Winchester...the reception was held in Priors Hall, Winchester Cathedral......weather perfect....canapés superb....had these and drinks outside...could not have asked for a better setting...service was superb....the wedding breakfast was in Priors Hall....what a venue....food was excellent....and the room looked amazing....nothing was too much trouble... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a place that takes you back 15th century. This is a very special place that fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the massive Cathedral you would see. It stands at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, on the site of an early Christian church. It’s been a place of... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's a lovely cathedral right in the middle of the city surrounded by lots of greens. If you go "round the back" you pass Bishops Garnier garden up a few steps and bear right out through the gate which leads towards Winchester College. As you pass under a road bridge on your left there is a tiny church which is... More

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winchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Winchester Cathedral is often the venue for some of the most wonderful music. If you get a chance to catch a concert here you will have a truly uplifting experience. While the music floods over you gaze at the magnificent architecture and speculate on the many thousands who have also been moved by this glorious setting.

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