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Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 9LS

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Cathedral, Crypt and Treasury: Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 5.00pm and Sun: 12.30pm – 3.00pm

Kings & Scribes: The Birth of a Nation Including the Morley Library, The Winchester Bible and Triforium Levels:
July to September: Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 5.00pm and Sun: 12.30pm-2.30pm
October – June: Mon-Sat: 10.00am - 4.00pm and Sun: 12.30pm- 2.30pm
Last entry into Kings & Scribes: The Birth of a Nation is 30 minutes prior to closure.

Occasionally times may vary for services and events so please visit the closures page on Winchester Cathedral's website if making a special visit. Services are held daily and all are welcome.

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Events

Thursday, 21st November 2019 - Thursday, 21st November 2019

Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market and Ice Rink Opening Ceremony 2019Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market and Ice Rink Opening Ceremony 2019Join winchester Cathedral for the official opening of the Christmas Market and Ice Rink and enjoy professional ice skating displays and music along with the blessing of the tree.
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Thursday, 21st November 2019 - Thursday, 19th December 2019

Christmas Tower Tours at Winchester CathedralChristmas Tower Tours at Winchester CathedralExperience the best views over Winchester and the Cathedral Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the top of Winchester Cathedral's Tower.
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Thursday, 21st November 2019 - Thursday, 19th December 2019

Twilight Tower Tours at Winchester CathedralTwilight Tower Tours at Winchester CathedralExperience the best views of Winchester and the Christmas Market and Ice Rink from the top of Winchester Cathedral's tower at Twilight.
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Thursday, 21st November 2019 - Sunday, 22nd December 2019

Winchester Cathedral Christmas MarketWinchester Cathedral Christmas MarketThe Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive foods.
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Thursday, 21st November 2019 - Sunday, 5th January 2020

Winchester Cathedral Ice RinkWinchester Cathedral Ice RinkWinchester Cathedral's much-loved Ice Rink received a brand new makeover in 2016 to celebrate its 10th anniversary the most striking of which was the addition of a clear roof, guaranteeing skaters a rain-free experience whatever the weather! The clear roof and open-air sides continues to…
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Thursday, 28th November 2019 - Thursday, 28th November 2019

Winchester Cathedral Lantern ParadeWinchester Cathedral Lantern ParadeThe lantern parade is back for 2019, but bigger and better than ever! Make your own lantern with Bella Crafts, see the displays in the Cathedral, and join a fun family parade starting from the Cathedral and finishing with a stunning fireworks display.
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Sunday, 8th December 2019 - Sunday, 8th December 2019

Sunday, 15th December 2019 - Sunday, 15th December 2019

Family Carol Service at Winchester CathedralFamily Carol Service at Winchester CathedralJoin Winchester Cathedral for family-friendly afternoon carol services and enjoy cheerful carol singing in the magnificent Nave of the Cathedral.
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Friday, 13th December 2019 - Friday, 13th December 2019

Winchester Cathedral Christmas ConcertWinchester Cathedral Christmas ConcertJoin Winchester Cathdral for an evening of music, laughter and delight at Winchester Cathedral. This year, the Cathedral are thrilled to welcome award-winning comedian, Hugh Dennis, star of BBC One's Outnumbered, Radio 4's The Now Show and BBC Two's Mock the Week, who will offer amusing…
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Saturday, 14th December 2019 - Saturday, 14th December 2019

The Snowman Featuring The Donkey's Tale at Winchester CathedralThe Snowman Featuring The Donkey's Tale at Winchester CathedralExperience the magic of The Snowman in a whole new way this Christmas. The world's most prolific performers of The Snowman film with live orchestra, Carrot Productions are delighted to be bringing their enchanting Christmas show to Winchester Cathedral.
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Tuesday, 17th December 2019 - Tuesday, 17th December 2019

Wednesday, 18th December 2019 - Wednesday, 18th December 2019

Friday, 20th December 2019 - Friday, 20th December 2019

Winchester Cathedral Carol ServicesWinchester Cathedral Carol ServicesWonderful services filled with beautiful music sung by the Winchester Cathedral Choir. The first service is ticketed with priority booking for the Cathedral Community. The second and third services are not ticketed and all are welcome.
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Saturday, 21st December 2019 - Saturday, 21st December 2019

Winchester Cathedral Chamber Choir Christmas ConcertWinchester Cathedral Chamber Choir Christmas ConcertOne of Winchester's more recent Christmas traditions is the annual Advent concert given by the Cathedral Chamber Choir. This hour of varied music chosen to soothe and inspire is performed in the splendour of the Cathedral and takes a different format every year.
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Sunday, 22nd December 2019 - Sunday, 22nd December 2019

Benajmin Britten's Ceremony of Carols at Winchester CathedralBenajmin Britten's Ceremony of Carols at Winchester CathedralThe Choristers of Winchester Cathedral perform Benjamin Britten's inimitable A Ceremony of Carols. Written during World War II, this has become a classic choral work during the Christmas season.
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Tuesday, 24th December 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Christmas Eve Services at Winchester CathedralChristmas Eve Services at Winchester CathedralChristmas Eve services at Winchester Cathedral.
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Wednesday, 25th December 2019 - Wednesday, 25th December 2019

Christmas Day Services at Winchester CathedralChristmas Day Services at Winchester CathedralChristmas Day services at Winchester Cathedral.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.50 per ticket
Concession£7.50 per ticket
Student£6.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within walking distance

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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Recent Reviews:

  • GaraLacy
    Charleston, West Virginia
    Highlight of Winchester day trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th November 2019
    Our day trip from London to Winchester was highlighted by this magnificent Cathedral. Amazing architecture. Take the guided tour! It is chock full of interesting historical tidbits provided by... Read full review
  • Ann S
    20 years and so much more
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 15th November 2019
    I loved Winchester Cathedral the first time I visited 20 years ago but this visit was wonderful - the new exhibition brought the life and history of the Cathedral alive. There was a lot more... Read full review
  • Gina S
    Winchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Stunning architecture and kind people!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 15th November 2019
    I really loved visiting and having a tour of the cathedral! I was a bit early for the upcoming 2pm tour but it was worth the wait as it was a truly wonderful way to spend an hour or two :) It’s... Read full review

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