Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in England, with a nave that's one of the longest in all of Europe. The blend of Norman and Gothic architecture is a sight to behold. Underneath the ornate arches, a collection of memorials and artwork spans centuries. The haphazard appearance of the stained glass in the west window is a result of the destruction wrought by Oliver Cromwell's forces during the English Civil War. In 1660, the broken glass was gathered up and rearranged randomly. Look for the flooded crypt, where a statue called Sound II looks as if it is floating on top of the water. Note the Russian Orthodox influence of the St. Smithun's Memorial, designed by Sergei Fyodorov. Use our Winchester trip planner to add Winchester Cathedral and other attractions to your Winchester vacation plans.
Tours to Winchester Cathedral
Jane Austen's House Museum and Historic Winchester: Private Tour from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $522
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Bombay Sapphire Gin and Winchester Small-Group Day Tour from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $72
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes
Winchester Cathedral reviews
We visited here in November 2020 and it was so quiet due to the silly Covid rules and up and coming lockdown. Some tour guides were present and ALL of them were so friendly, kind and welcoming. We... more »
Entry ticket last for one year , so well worth the price. Wonderful interior. Jane Austens' grave well sign posted . A leaflet was given on entry so you can see the attractions by yourself. Only... more »
I absolutely love the Cathedral. It used to be one of my favourite places when I was a child. The history is fascinating and the building itself is beautiful. The gardens are stunning and looked after. An absolutely gorgeous place to spend a couple of hours with family or friends.
I was little underwhelmed by the venue Maybe me but I expected given its reputation and history a bit more. The entry fee of £9.50 for a concetion which I thought reasonable in today's world and we were given a guide which was very informative and appreciated. No restriction on photo's as some venues have. All in all a pleasant experience and the entry ticket valid for a year which is common now a days.
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