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Winchester Cathedral

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Fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the magnificent Cathedral you see today. It stands at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, on the site of an early Christian church. Begun in 1079, the...more
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9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
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Being the longest cathedral of any not just in England but in Europe, Winchester Cathedral cannot help being impressive in its size but its architecture is also impressive with particularly beautiful vaulting and a massive Great Screen in the presbytery. With Winchester being the capital...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner have been at the cathedral for our Valentines. It was the best choice. So many to see, to learn about, many historical people. Really recommend to visit this place.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took and early morning tour which was interesting and informative. its takes an hour and gives highlights of the cathedral and its history. We then took our time to explored some other areas and revisit some of the sites. liked the mixture of modern art...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank curlew
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Winchester is a worthy day trip from London if only for a visit to this magnificent cathedral. The experience was made even more delightful by the volunteer led tour included with the admission price. The history and architecture are captivating. For literature lovers Jane Austen’s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The cathedral contains the remains of ancient Saxon kings and more modern people such as Jane Austin .It is built in the style that befits the ancient capital of England The whole area is a must see

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice visit to Winchester Cathedral, even if you are not that interested it is still worth a visit. Winchester is also a very nice city to walk around.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely day here. The guided tour was so informative. A lovely guy We were met at the door by Josephine. A warm lovely person. All the staff were warm welcoming and informative The service at 5.30 was so moving. The male voice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sgreen3
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely cathedral in a quaint old town well worth a days visit. Nice grounds too and just a short walk from the town centre.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark K
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely cathedral, enjoyed having a look round and a wet and rainy day. The grounds would be lovely in the summer for a family picnic.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 519Judith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely place to visit. Authentic and calm- a great place to visit from a historical perspective! To my surprise even kids found it interesting.. This supported by large grounds and location in Winchester! Definitely worth the visit especially if you can get in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sandra201255
September 20, 2018|
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Response from colinf296 | Reviewed this property |
We did not need to go inside the Refectory as there was plenty of seating, and cover, outside as well as dog bowls. We took it in turns to go into the cathedral so best to give them a call and ask. I know some churches are... More
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Gidget615
September 10, 2018|
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Response from DAT64 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but to the best of my knowledge there aren’t luggage storage facilities at the cathedral. I assume it’s a security measure or there simply isn’t an appropriate storage facility
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Rachel W
July 16, 2018|
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Response from Roving802647 | Reviewed this property |
It is valid for a whole year yes, but when you’re visiting for one weekend from the other end of the of the country that’s unhelpful.
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