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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
44 1962 857200
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Ranked #1 of 32 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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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived in the UK the day before & checked on the schedule for the Cathedral while walking around the Cathedral grounds as the sun set (the Cathedral was closed by this time but the grounds lovely). We thought we would make the most of the following day & elected to take in an early morning service that was listed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We were there at harvest festival there were markets, street entertainers and the magnificent cathedral, awe inspiring to say the least.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

On arriving at the cathedral, I must have mis-read the boards outside that gave the prices as I thought admission was free on that day. A charge of £15 for 2 adults seemed abit steep when I compare it to other attractions we have visited . Maybe we should have opted for a guided tour (at extra cost) because we... More

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WinchesterCathedral1, General Manager at Winchester Cathedral, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you for your review. I notice that you believed there was an extra charge for taking a guided tour. While we do charge for some special tours the majority of our tours are actually included in your admission. I am sorry that you missed out as a result but your ticket is valid for a year so... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

So where do you take your great aunt of 76 years when she is visiting Winchester - the Cathedral. However, on this day we went at 1130 and were told that we would have to come back after 1330 due to a service. So we went for lunch and some browsing and came back for 3. Unfortunately after paying the... More

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Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

One of the best cathedrals in the UK, there is a lot to see so allow time to do so. Cathedrals and churches are amazing repositories of history no matter whether you are religious or not or what your religion is for that matter (I am an atheist but I just love old churches and cathedrals - Norwich is fabulous... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Drove all the way to Winchester Cathedral today with my Family, only to be told that the Cathedral would be closed all day, on arrival. Upon enquiry I was told that this happens quite often, and the Cathedral is simply closed for some functions and Tourists are being kept out. We were by far not the only ones who did... More

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WinchesterCathedral1, General Manager at Winchester Cathedral, responded to this review

Dear Hugo, We are truly sorry you were not able to visit the Cathedral due to the University of Winchester Graduation Ceremonies. We are very much a working church and as such do close for certain services and special events. We will however review our website to make information on any closures easier to see. More

Nelson, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We came to Winchester especially to spend time in the cathedral. Unfortunately, we could not get in! The cathedral appeared to be closed the day we came because of graduation ceremonies. There was no notice advising anyone of this and the cathedral shop did not know of its closure either. They expected it to be open between services, and in... More

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WinchesterCathedral1, General Manager at Winchester Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are really sorry you were not able to visit the Cathedral due to the graduation ceremonies. We will look to improve the information on display outside the Cathedral to explain any closure and when the Cathedral will be open again for visitors. More

Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Winchester Cathedral is a majestic place to visit with rich history. You can tour the cathedral on your own or take a guided tour for an additional cost. If you are a fan of author, Jane Austen-don't miss out on visiting!!

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Attended for my daughters graduation ceremony from University of Winchester. What a stunning building, the stained glass windows were just so effective. Unfortunately we never got a proper opportunity to explore the whole cathedral but we will most definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lovely place to visit. Beautiful scenery inside and out. I believe they do tours however i did not take part in one.

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