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Winchester Cathedral

Winchester

Type:Cathedral / Minister

9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS

Tel: +44 (0)1962 857 200

Winchester Cathedral

About

An inspiring day out for all ages

Explore more than 1000 years of history in Europe’s longest medieval Cathedral. Discover the beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible, 12th-century wall paintings, medieval carvings, contemporary art and the awe and wonder of this magnificent building.

A free children’s trail, written by a professional children’s writer, offers families a fun and informative look at the Cathedral and introduces them to some of the characters associated with its colourful past and present.

Cathedral Guides offer tours of the Cathedral each hour from 10am – 3pm and tours of the crypt at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

A wide range of events take place throughout the year. From classical concerts, open-air theatre and themed lunches to children’s holiday activities, exhibitions and a major Christmas Market and real Ice Rink.

The Cathedral Café, with its pretty garden and open-air terrace, is the perfect place to stop for mid-morning coffee and pastry, delicious homemade lunch or Hampshire cream tea. The Cathedral Shop sells a wide range of unique gifts, souvenirs and CDs of the famous Cathedral Choir.

Evensong held at 5.30pm Monday – Saturday and 3.30pm Sunday

Occasionally the Cathedral may need to close for special services and events. All temporary closures are listed in the Cathedral website at the following page  http://winchester-cathedral.org.uk/visit-us/opening-admissions/temporary-closures/.

Visitor Information.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Senior Citizen ticket£6.00 per ticket
Adult ticket£8.00 per ticket
Student ticket£5.00 per ticket

Free entry for children visiting with family.
Ticket price includes unlimited return visits within 12 months. Free admission for Hudson Heritage Pass Holders.

Events

Saturday, 3rd March 2018 - Saturday, 3rd March 2018

Bach St Matthew Passion at Winchester CathedralTelling the story of the Passion, the final days of Jesus's life, is a tradition that dates back to the fourth century. This originally took the form of a liturgical chant, but during the sixteenth century, music and theology became tightly bound and from this time, the Passion began to be sung and...
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Saturday, 3rd March 2018 - Saturday, 3rd March 2018

Saturday, 7th April 2018 - Saturday, 7th April 2018

Saturday, 5th May 2018 - Saturday, 5th May 2018

Saturday, 2nd June 2018 - Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Saturday, 7th July 2018 - Saturday, 7th July 2018

Saturday, 4th August 2018 - Saturday, 4th August 2018

Saturday, 1st September 2018 - Saturday, 1st September 2018

Saturday, 6th October 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Jane Austen Tour and TeaJane Austen died in Winchester in 1817, in rented rooms in College Street. She was buried in the north aisle of Winchester Cathedral. This tour offers visitors an intimate and often amusing insight into her life and connections with the Cathedral. The tour will include a walk through the...
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Wednesday, 5th September 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

Illumination: A Festival of Flowers at Winchester CathedralWinchester Cathedral Flower Festival returns from 5-9 September 2018 with a stunning array of flower arrangements inspired by the magnificent Winchester Bible, the largest and finest surviving 12th-century English bible. Immerse yourself in a riot of colour as the Cathedral is transformed by...
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Wednesday, 5th September 2018 - Sunday, 9th September 2018

Winchester CathedralWinchester Cathedral: Festival of Flowers
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Audio Tours
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Live Music
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Literature in Dutch
  • Literature in French
  • Literature in German
  • Literature in Italian
  • Literature in Japanese
  • Literature in Spanish
  • Spanish printed material

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the TIC turn left and walk up the High Street shopping area.  Take the 2nd turning left into Market St.  The Cathedral is straight ahead with the Visitor Centre, (Shop, Refectory & Paul Woodhouse Suite) located opposite the cathedral on the right.Signposted from the city centre.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Occasionally times may vary for services and events so please visit the website if making a special visit. Services are held daily and all are welcome.

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