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Winchester Cathedral

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe, nestled at the heart of historic Winchester. It has been a place of worship and welcome for over 900 years and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
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+44 7903 347697
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Reviewed today

Great exhibit in the church explains the history of the church. William the Conquerer was crowned here in 1067. Much more and beautiful church.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Louise N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We caught a tour and throughly enjoyed it. Our guide was informative and interesting. The cathedral is fabulous, I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in English history.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Watford_EnglandPhil
Reviewed 2 days ago

This amazing and beautiful building is not to be missed. It illustrates our history from Saxon times including an exhibition of the ongoing examination of the Saxon and Norman bones from the funerary chests from round the altar. Jane Austen is buried here. There are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Vacationer780258
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A MUST to see , WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING JAW DROPPING BEAUTIFUL πŸ˜πŸ°β€πŸ“·πŸ‘£πŸ”πŸ‘‘πŸ€— so much to see in there, such lovely history and architecture.. had a lovely warm welcome as I entered πŸ˜πŸ‘Špayed Β£9.50 and that includes the guided tour but I went solo,...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank martinimagik
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a guided tour , very informative and friendly, would definitely recommend Had no idea of the scope and history of the place

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank BinnyHailes
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can’t wait to come back to look at the Christmas market it is going to be so magical and we are really looking forward to it!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Unknowntraveler1967
Reviewed 5 days ago

Try to attend an evensong service in the winter months. The service itself was superb and the atmosphere as you walked back out of the dimly lit cathedral was amazing. It made you think of all the thousands and thousands of people who worshiped there...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Bon444
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really loved visiting and having a tour of the cathedral! I was a bit early for the upcoming 2pm tour but it was worth the wait as it was a truly wonderful way to spend an hour or two :) It’s affordable enough if...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Gina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved Winchester Cathedral the first time I visited 20 years ago but this visit was wonderful - the new exhibition brought the life and history of the Cathedral alive. There was a lot more interaction and imformation freely available. We attended Evensong and as...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day trip from London to Winchester was highlighted by this magnificent Cathedral. Amazing architecture. Take the guided tour! It is chock full of interesting historical tidbits provided by knowledgeable staff. Loved being there for prayers. A must while in Winchester.

Date of experience: October 2019
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BeccalouR
August 20, 2019|
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Response from JGADV | Reviewed this property |
I 'm not sure but I seem to remember hearing from the guide that it would be about 30 to 45 minutes.
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Lulu B
June 10, 2019|
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Response from Stuart069 | Reviewed this property |
The minimum age for the Tower Guided tour is 12 years, so your 10 year old would not be able to take the tour.
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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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