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Winchester Cathedral

1 The Close Winchester SO23 9LS 01962 857 200

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Winchester’s stout cathedral has served as a place of worship for almost a thousand years. Begun in 1079, it was tweaked, added to and enhanced over three centuries, and is now Europe’s longest medieval cathedral. Though immediately impressive in size, its real attraction is the bounty of treasures within, including the tombs of King Canute and Jane Austen, the stunning illuminated Winchester Bible and Anthony Gormley’s ‘Sound II’ statue, in the crypt below. Evensong (Mon–Sat 5.30pm, Sun 3.30pm), sung by the cathedral choir, is always memorable.

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Beautiful and Informative ★★★★☆

It may not be the biggest or most grand cathederal in the UK, but Winchester holds it's own as perhaps the most friendly and informative. There are large displays that are sometimes interactive which gives you a good amount of information about the building, it's history, the City's rich history and the people who lived in it. There is plenty to entertain children and the pieces about Jane Austen and numerous Kings associated with the city were really interesting. The cathedral is stunning and provides plenty to entertain and inspire whilst you are there.

Winchester Cathedral reviewed by on March 13th, 2014

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Mon–Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 12.30–3pm, tours of cathedral Mon–Sat hourly 10am–3pm, tours of crypt Mon–Sat 10.30am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm. Tours of the tower: June–Aug Mon, Wed & Fri 2.15pm, Sat 11.30am & 2.15pm; Sept–May Wed 2.15pm, Sat 11.30am

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