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Address: 9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 857200
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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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The Winchester Cathedral first built in 600-1000 AD. finally finished in the 1500's. It has the longest nave of any Gothic Cathedrals in Europe. The Norman crypt was built in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Winchester Cathedral first built in 600-1000 AD. finally finished in the 1500's. It has the longest nave of any Gothic Cathedrals in Europe. The Norman crypt was built in the 11th Century. The cathedral has the largest amount of medieval mosaic floors dated to the 12th century of any cathedral in Europe. The Holy Sepulcher Chapel dates to the... More 

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devon uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the cathedral twice in 3 days. The ticket gives you unlimited visits for 12 months. The setting is beautiful, just of the main street , through an avenue of trees. There is some restoration work going on but this did not detract in any way. We found the guides friendly and informative. There is so much to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

They are doing some work above the high alter and in one of the trancepts, so some areas are closed or vaults sealed up. It's well worth the visit, not as many monuments as Westminster, but on the same scale size wise. The areas that haven't been changed since the Normal cathedral are amazing, first I've seen with "sort of"... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a most beautiful and historic building and well worth a visit. There is a charge on weekdays and a voluntary donation on Sundays. It is a wonderful building in a superb setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in England and with some of the richest history. If you visit Winchester you have to go in. I see other people have complained you have to pay to enter, I am sure it is free now and donations are voluntary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Excellent guided help from knowledgeable staff who shared some the Cathedrals little secrets. Watch out for the Holy Dusters and whatever you do please don't miss the Antony Gormley statue in the Cathedral crypt - it is so beautiful and so unexpectedly moving

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Awe inspiring architecture. Bright and welcoming, the nave is extremely long. The setting is also attractive as there is grass all around and it is conveniently situated right in the centre of Winchester.

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Truly beautiful monument from the outside. I just refused to pay to visit the inside. I live in Chartres France where you can find one of the most beautiful cathedral in Europe and who just going through a 18 million euros refurbishment and you do not have to pay to visit. But it must be a English thing as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I had read about this Cathedral and its impressive architecture, but seeing it is person was awesome. It had a mixture of Roman, Gothic and Norman structures as it had been built in one period and then renovated over time. It is also home to the tomb of Jane Austen. I am so happy that I chose to see this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit thanks to one of the cathedral guides whose expertise and passion made its history come alive. (Thanks, Mike Cox.) We also took the tower tour with the same guide and highly recommend both although the tower climb is not for the faint of heart. It's 213 steps (up and down!) are demanding, claustrophobic and will... More 

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