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Winchester Cathedral

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Address: 9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS, England
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+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
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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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Fabulous Christmas market

We came to Winchester for the Christmas Market, having just moved back from Germany and missing the Weihnachtsmarkt atmosphere. We were extremely surprised to see that it was as... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came to Winchester for the Christmas Market, having just moved back from Germany and missing the Weihnachtsmarkt atmosphere. We were extremely surprised to see that it was as large as it was, having not expected that many stalls, and it was very atmospheric indeed (despite the pouring rain). The food stalls were extremely busy (and over-priced), but it is... More 

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San Marcos, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see for history and literature buffs, as well as those interested in worship and quiet prayer. Staff welcoming and knowledgeable. Check calendar for closings. The Bible was not available for viewing the day we went, but worth the trip, regardless.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Will return to this super huge Cathedral as the entrance ticket lasts for a year. Would have been great to see the Xmas market and ice skating. (Also looking to book for the January Joseph Amazing Technicolor Dream coat production. ) It should have great acoustics in the enormous nave. Hourly guides available but wandered ourselves this time. Friendly and... More 

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Poole UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Winchester, with the intention to see inside the ancient and historic Cathedral. Sadly the Cathedral Minions have decided that, although the building belongs to everyone, locals and overseas vistors alike should be punished by their demand for £7.50 for the pleasure of seeing one of our most interesting buildings. I didn't go in, cos I was not prepared to... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a guided tour of Winchester Cathedral. This is so worth it. The cathedral is so beautiful and old. I loved seeing the medieval tiles on the floors. Of course, Jane Austen's tomb is here, too. So many lovely things to look at and read about.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I liked seeing the 'Jane Austen' memorials and of course was astounded by the sheer size of the place, but what I did not know was that there were a couple of tomb sculptures of the relatively are 'memento mori' sort, where the image of the person inside the tomb is not an image of a living person but an... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Jolly old and ancient - worth the entrance fee - look at ticket - its valid for a year from issue so you can go back

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You pay about £7 to go in to th cathedral (slightly less for concessions). Once in you can get a free guided tour from a volunteer which lasts about an hour. We went round in a group of 5 with Robert Little who was very easy to listen to and gave us some interesting information. On the hour there's someone... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yet another gem of English history which has been on this site since 1093. So much to take in and with a Norman crypt there is so much history here.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful information passed onto all who visited this historic venue by a very knowledgeable guide. Fascinating.

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