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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
44 1962 857200
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Ranked #1 of 31 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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Bloomington, IN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Check the hours so you can see the Winchester Bible, limited in the hours you can view it. Missing it was the only down spot in a terrific 4 days in Winchester. There are also various excellent interpretive displays in the church such as the one for Jane Austen. Schedule time to enjoy it while there is no service going... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A beautiful building and very impressive. The Norman transepts are particularly fine. I know some people will think the entrance charge a bit steep but if it contributes towards maintaining a building like this it's more than worth it.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Impressive cathedral, although the setting cannot compare to Salisbury. Fascinating tour of the crypt (numbers VERY limited) and excellent food/drink at the refectory although service was dismally slow.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

... if if course you're in Winchester. Truly a magnificent piece if architecture that exuded the awe factor. The tiled area is quite special

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Really helpful volunteers in the cathedral. Amazing building and of course very well kept. You do have to pay to enter but tickets last a year and you can go in as often as you like

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Winchester cathedral is very special. I believe it holds a very symbolic place in the heart of Winchester as the ancient capital of England. It is steeped in history and you won't fail to be in awe of it's beauty once you step inside. There are plenty of interesting so tires surrounding the destruction of stain glass windows, names carved... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It's definitely worth a visit to the Cathedral when in Winchester. We took advantage of the free tour of the Cathedral (after you pay the entrance fee) and our guide was a little shaky on the facts but it is most impressive to see.

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Liphook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went on a guided tour of the cathedral and it was extremely interesting. Lots of history and Jane Austen is buried there. Recommend a visit

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Quite wanted to visit the cathedral but at £7.50 each to visit a place of worship, did not think this was right. I can understand donations and would generously donate but think the compulsory price is too much.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing ancient building steeped in history. A must to do on a sight seeing visit to this remarkable city.

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