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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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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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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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Festive atmosphere

The Christmas market is a must do every year, now in its 10th year it is almost a victim of its own success as its so busy it can feel over crowded at times, but the stalls are... read more

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Only had afternoon tea or snacks because it is in a convenient location. Service was indifferent, with food and drinks on the expensive side.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Christmas market is a must do every year, now in its 10th year it is almost a victim of its own success as its so busy it can feel over crowded at times, but the stalls are lovely, the food is delicious and the mulled wine is to die for. Avoid taking your car into the city centre at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time visitors to this market. I would recommend using the park and ride service which we did, very well sign posted and regular pick ups from the car parks, which drop off very close to the market and main shopping street in Winchester. We went on a Saturday which costs £3 to park all day and included the bus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful place steeped in history took a guided tour (free with admission fee ) guide was very good Absolutely recommend this

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here to the Christmas market with my husband and our almost 2 year old (who was in a Pram). I know it sounds silly as this is obviously an extremely popular venue but it was just too busy for us. We queued for 20 minutes to get in, there's a small entrance/exit at the side of the cathedral.... More 

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Glorious building....very helpful guides....don't miss Anthony Gormley's statue in the crypt...very atmospheric especially when the crypt is flooded.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with my wife on out way to Swindon , only came really to see the Jane Austin exhibition was disappointing for me but my wife loved the Cathedral .

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I travelled to Winchester specifically to visit the Cathedral...then arrived and found it was closed to the public due to a School Choir Service being held there! The exterior is lovely, with imposing Norman and Gothic architecture and there was a lovely, bustling atmosphere with the Christmas Market but I was so disappointed not to be able to visit inside.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on a coach trip,organised by a social club,to visit the Christmas Market,held in the grounds of the cathedral,individual chalets serving a wide range of continental goods.The cathedral is spectacular,with stunning craftsmanship and is over 500 years old.On the day I visited,there was a street market,in Winchester High St and nearby is the National Trust property,Winchester water mill.A great... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With the longest cathedral nave, Jane Austen's burial place and some amazing carvings, particularly on the ceiling, this is an amazing building. However, I don't like being charged an entry fee to visit what is after all a place of worship. In their defence they do need to raise money to keep the building maintained and the ticket at £7.95... More 

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