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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the highlight of our recent visit to Winchester ! The cathedral is magnificent and is undergoing renovations. This did not distract from its beauty and appeal though. We loved the exhibitions and the whole experience. Have the choristers singing Xmas carols outside made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulal822
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went into the Cathedral at a very busy time, between services. We were made welcome and there were Choristers singing at the far end. There is plenty to see inside where it is quite beautiful. About one hour is sufficient time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Would highly recommend especially this time of year. The cathedral is stunnimg and the christmas market has a lot to provide for.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gene M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst visiting our daughter in Winchester, we wandered into the Cathedrals grounds. All I can say ... it 'Wowed' us. We were lucky enough to enter just as Evening Song was on, with the boys choir. We were escorted into the choir stalls and we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Munchin22
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first visit to Winchester and we thought that with the well advertised Xmas Markets running we would visit both during our stay. The cathedral was magnificent and well worth a tour round with extremely knowledgeable guides. The Xmas markets held within the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jockinafrock69
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit and a guided tour(which is free) pot luck as to whom you get showing you around though. The history is amazing and, with the guided tour, you appreciate all the nuances found there. The very large stained glass window is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NicolaLevett
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a huge Jane Austen fan so was rapt to see her tomb! Also loved the crypt underneath and just have to return when we can do the tour of the Crypt, will be fascinating! Very rich in history, and stunningly beautiful. Make sure...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kwocka
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were not able to get into the building until 1pm on the day we visited due to local school Christmas Concerts and were disappointed there was no carol service for the public but its a beautiful space and steeped in history with some fabulous...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Diane J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cathedral was great to walk around. Guides were there to help and did not impose themselves. Very busy outside but that was due to the Christmas market

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martin D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went into Winchester Cathedral a couple of weeks ago to escape the crowds of the Christmas market. I thought it was reasonably priced and we were prepared to just wander around, but quite an elderly gentleman came up to us and asked if we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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21 September 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
11 September 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
Rachel W
16 July 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.