Winchester Cathedral

The Cl, Winchester SO23 9LS, UK 01962 857200

Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe. Nestled at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, this magnificent Cathedral is the resting place of Saxon royalty, bishops and Jane Austen, the much-loved English novelist. 

Fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the impressive Cathedral you see today. Located on the site of an early Christian church, Winchester Cathedral’s foundations were laid in 1079 and it has been a place of worship ever since. 

Winchester Cathedral is also one of the largest Cathedrals in the UK, with the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic Cathedral in Europe. Marvel at stunning architecture, beautiful stained glass windows and medieval woodwork as you explore this vast and ancient place of worship.

Priceless treasures and great works of art can be found at Winchester Cathedral including the spectacular Winchester Bible, the largest and finest of all surviving 12th-century English Bibles, and Antony Gormley’s sculpture Sound II in the Crypt. 

Winchester Cathedral also boasts one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK, located in the historic Inner Close. Browse over 100 stalls surrounding the atmospheric real Ice Rink, and indulge in delicious food and drink. 

With so much to see and do all year round, and over 1,000 years of history to discover, Winchester Cathedral is a place of hope and history just waiting to be explored. 

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Group Rates

A special rate of £5.50 per person applies for groups of 10 or more and includes entry and a standard Cathedral Tour or £6.50 per person if taking a special interest tour.

GTOs / Coach Operators Incentives

A free drink for the coach driver.

Region England - South East
Country United Kingdom
State/Province England
distance: 3,529 Miles
Address The Cl, Winchester SO23 9LS, UK
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