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Winchester Cathedral

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Address: 9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
Phone Number: 44 1962 857200
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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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interesting afternoon

we had a very interesting tour round the cathedral and learned a lot about it and the local characters

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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stoke-on-trent
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stoke-on-trent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

we had a very interesting tour round the cathedral and learned a lot about it and the local characters

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The entry fee was fair but really should be free to all. This great Cathedral is not the most iconic in Britain but is hugely steeped in history over a 1000 years. The tombs , windows and plaques all give this cathedral a place in history. Our ticket gives us 12 months to return and that we will in December... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Winchester for 2 days and found the Cathedral to be the main attraction - our hotel room window was a little more than 100 feet away! Walk around and take in the scope of its construction so many years ago, while the inside contains much history, too. Check out the memorials to the wars, medieval knight's tomb... More 

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Larkfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a rainy Sunday afternoon and listened to the even song service which was beautifuylly sung by the choir. The Cathedral is easy to find in the City Centre, the stained glass windows are particularly beautiful, well worth a visit

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Having driven a long way to see the Cathedral we were amazed to find we had to pay £15 to get past the front door. We questioned this and were informed in no uncertain terms that we must pay. We found this shameful to have to pay what to us is a large sum of money to visit a place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It looked beautiful from the outside and very tempting on a cold day but I was really surprised that it costs so much for the entry fee considering many of it's kind are free.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The title says it all! From the architecture, to the art, to the history and to the sheer majesty of it all. This place is breathtaking. We spent appoximately two hours walking around and didn't see everything so will be taking advantage of the year long tickets to visit again soon. Especially as we want to see the Winchester Bible... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Everything you would expect and more, beauty of this place also is its location, right in the middle of the city, so very thing close to hand great pubs resturants shops 5 star

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

NIce views from outside, less than an hour to spend, so chose not to pay the £7ish entrance fee --- very much recommend their cafe, local produce, bright and plenty of choice - which is accessed from beside the cathedral entrance

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This cathedral is a must-see. It is steeped in history including the grave of Jane Austen. The guides are helpful and amusing. It also appeals to children. If you can time your visit to include a Service then the Cathedral Choir is well worth listening to it is world renowned.

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