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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, Cultural
Activities: Ice skating
Owner description: One of England's largest cathedrals is open for tours along with visits to the library and...
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Activities: Ice skating
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Winchester Catherdral is a lovely place to visit, but I found the Christmas Market disappointing, there weren,t as many stalls as I had expected, no music so no atmosphere and very few food stalls. We left without buying anything . We went during the week to avoid the crowds.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We visited after spending a weekend in Brussels which was a huge let down. At Winchester we arrived at 10am and it was pleasurable aas no one there and it was not too bad all day. It was the last day! Greta new stalls this year as well as old favourites. We came home loaded with purchases. Also great as... More 

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High Wycombe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Wickham and were recommended the market as very good. We decided to park and ride as last Saturday before xmas, this all worked well apart from long wait on return (two buses came together for South P n R). There are lots of different stalls with interesting buys. The jewellery is nice but on expensive side. We... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Such a lovely setting, very atmospheric and certainly made us feel very festive. Our family ranges from age7 to 16 and they all enjoyed it. The market stalls sell really nice product's and I think you will find something unusual for most people. Not cheap but certainly not tacky, which makes a nice change.We used park and ride which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Might want to give this a miss if noise sensitive! As your infact paying full wack when the whole middle of Cathedral is actually closed for a 2 year plus of maintenance ! Veyr friendly priest, pity the same cannot be said for some of the other offical personnel, it would seem divide into to types those who are extremely... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I am of the belief that churches shouldn't charge for entry. It is very nice outside and at the moment they have a Christmas Market on. There is some info you can read on the outside about the history of the building but £7.50 is a bit much ig you only want to see Jane Austen ' s burial place.

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ware hertfordshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Not as spectacular as some cathedrals but amazing for its history as the place of the Kings. well worth a visit

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Always go ice skating as a Christmas treat and this is in a beautiful setting. Unfortunately bit disappointed this year. Firstly went last week to the mums and toddlers session and rink was under an inch of water. Not much fun for the tinies. Went again this evening with rest of the family and though booked and paid for an... More 

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Tower tour is best avoided if you are claustraphobic. The access is via a very narrow spiral stone staircase. That's the problem area - if you can cope with the problem the rewards are definitely well worth it. The view from the lower roof is great, the tour guides are very knowledgable, the bellringers room is great - the... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

900 years ago this must have been a huge feat. But they created a most beautiful edifice, without cranes, JCB or modern scaffolding. The scale is amazing, thick walls, great height, measurements perfect and intricate detail.

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