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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visited there the other day lovely old building with loads of history.Worth the entrance fee! Had a guided tour,which when visiting cathedrals we always try to take (which was part if the fee),if u wanted to do the other tours those are extra. The day we visited the BBC were filming in the choir section loads of activity,but we still... More

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Weston super Mare
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

.... at £7.50 per person to enter. We spoke to other people who avoided going in due to the price. If it were reduced to £2.50 per person, they would get far more people in and a lot of people who who can afford to do so contribute more..

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I don't make a habit of visiting cathedrals normally but this is the second one this year (and may not be the last). Because we were so well looked after on our visit today with friends I thought it worth writing a review. We were welcomed at the door of the cathedral and as I am disabled,... More

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Surrey, UK
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19 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were very impressed by Winchester Cathedral which I believe is one of the oldest cathedrals in the country. Our guide was very interesting and knowledgeable and gave us a full history of this beautiful cathedral.

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Winchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I've lived in Winchester for twelve years and never been to the cathedral. When a friend visited I offered to take her. Wow, what a great visit and tour. I never knew half of what was told. It is such an important part of our countries history. A great visit, book a tour.

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haarlemmermeer
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The catherdral itself follows the familiar pattern and layout for the cathedrals of this era so no surprises there. What is unusual is how damaged the building was in the 1530s which is a shame. Still it retains some wonderfully restored 13th century mural fragments and the fact that it has memorial plaques for just about every armed conflict since... More

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Kettering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing cathedral, an incredible part of our history and well maintained... With volunteers on hand and tours that can be booked on to hear all about the history.

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Altamont, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

OK...for old timers, we will break into one of the worst songs EVER but the cathedral and the town are so worth the side trip from London. Great shops, great pubs and great history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Huge and hugely beautiful, interesting to see the grave of Jane Austen with some information about her life....13th century tiles also beautiful.

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Milwaukee
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

How they built these cathedrals is truly amazing. Beautiful and rich in history, again, the only thing that would have made it perfect would have been a guided tour. There is really much to see here. I would suggest you read up on it before you go. This is a must see if you travel through or around Winchester.

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