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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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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Stunning architecture, beautiful stain glass windows. Very helpful and informative staff. Do not miss the crypt with Anthony Gormley's 'Sound II' sculpture but do hold on to the... read more

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colchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning architecture, beautiful stain glass windows. Very helpful and informative staff. Do not miss the crypt with Anthony Gormley's 'Sound II' sculpture but do hold on to the railings as you step down.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really large Cathedral and there is so much to see. There are guides willing to explain and show you around with regular tours. The guides are very informative however some can draw out the information so you may prefer to undertake your own tour. The entrance tickets are valid for a year so you can always go... More 

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Pulborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you visit Winchester you MUST visit Winchester Cathedral it is the most amazing architectures place you can imagine - how they managed to do this or parts of it in the 13th century defies belief. Please please take the time to visit this cathedral once inside you will be mesmerised.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Cathedral since I was in the area. It is a beautiful piece of architecture and nobody can argue with that. There is an 8 pound entry fee which I feel is too much to see another cathedral as I would have now seen over 30 across Europe. If it was your first then I would agree that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Touring Europe you will see a lot of churches and castles. The fact that they were able to construct such edifices back then is amazing. Winchester Cathedral is worth the visit, as is the town itself. We visited as part of a cruise ship tour. (Make sure you have some British Pounds for coffee/snacks/trinkets.) If/when you are in this part... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful cathedral, if you vist on a Sunday is free but check for service times, its a good idea to have the audio guide as find out so much more. There are family days which are great fun, a bouncy cathedral in the cathedral! With music & lots of games. In November Christmas Market in grounds lots of wooden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The most splendid cathedral with friendly staff amazing architecture, informative guides and a beautiful refectory (café). Paying to enter a place of worship does not sit well with me,but the experience of the place must not be missed. Enjoy!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this cathedral many years ago as a parent with a party of children. Then I found it interesting. Although I moved to Winchester some years ago I only got round to visiting the cathedral again this Christmas. With all the ice skating and Christmas events going on it was really peaceful in the cathedral. Again I was impressed... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic venue for a graduation ceremony! A beautiful building oozing in history. Make sure you visit the crypt and make sure you read about the brave diver that saved the cathedral from sinking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been visiting the Cathedral since I was a child, so I took my 4 year old, I think the price is a bit steep. But my son liked it. The magic has gone for me as I have been so many times. But seeing my son enjoying it was lovely.

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