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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

Wednesday, 7th August 2019 - Wednesday, 7th August 2019

Family Fun: Noteworthy Normans at Winchester CathedralFamily Fun: Noteworthy Normans at Winchester CathedralPick up a free trail from Winchester Cathedral's Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table to make your own Norman helmet or colour in a shield.
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Wednesday, 14th August 2019 - Wednesday, 14th August 2019

Family Fun: Turbulent Tudors at Winchester CathedralFamily Fun: Turbulent Tudors at Winchester CathedralPick up a free trail from Winchester Cathedral's Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table to make a beautiful Tudor Rose.
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Wednesday, 21st August 2019 - Wednesday, 21st August 2019

Family Fun: Royalists and Roundheads at Winchester CathedralFamily Fun: Royalists and Roundheads at Winchester CathedralPick up a free trail from Winchester Cathedral's Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table to make a fabulous flag.
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Monday, 26th August 2019 - Monday, 26th August 2019

Bank Holiday Organ Recital: Steve Grahl at Winchester CathedralBank Holiday Organ Recital: Steve Grahl at Winchester CathedralJoin Winchester Cathedral for their final Bank Holiday Organ Recital of 2019, featuring Steven Grahl, Organist at Christ Church, Oxford.
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Wednesday, 28th August 2019 - Wednesday, 28th August 2019

Family Fun: Adventurous Victorians at Winchester CathedralFamily Fun: Adventurous Victorians at Winchester CathedralPick up a free trail from Winchester Cathedral's Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table to make an articulated shadow puppet.
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Monday, 9th September 2019 - Monday, 9th September 2019

Book Launch: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier at Winchester CathedralBook Launch: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier at Winchester CathedralJoin novelist Tracy Chevalier for the launch of her latest novel, 'A Single Thread', in conversation with Alison Finch.
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Friday, 13th September 2019 - Friday, 13th September 2019

The Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2019 at winchester CathedralThe Sixteen: Choral Pilgrimage 2019 at Winchester CathedralThe Sixteen 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen's choral journey over the last 40 years. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our…
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Thursday, 19th September 2019 - Thursday, 19th September 2019

Winchester Cathedral's Open EveningWinchester Cathedral's Open EveningJoin Winchester Cathedral for their annual Open Evening. Meet the staff and volunteers who work in every aspect of the day to day running of the Cathedral, from the stonemasons and flower arrangers to the Holy Dusters and the Bell Ringers.
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Thursday, 19th September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

Close Encounters at Winchester Cathedral for Heritage Open DaysClose Encounters at Winchester Cathedral for Heritage Open DaysWalk the Inner Close of Winchester Cathedral and discover over 1,000 years of history from monastic times to the present day.
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Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Saturday, 21st September 2019

Meet the Scribes at Winchester CathedralMeet the Scribes at Winchester CathedralA special opportunity to meet Winchester Cathedral's team of Cathedral Scribes as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Have a go at calligraphy under their expert guidance, try writing with a quill and get creative with hands-on activities for all the family!
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Saturday, 5th October 2019 - Sunday, 6th October 2019

Hampshire Harvest Festival Weekend at Winchester CathedralGreen Harvest Festival Weekend at Winchester CathedralA fun-packed weekend celebrating Harvest and exploring the current environmental issues facing farmers, Hampshire and the country as a whole. Enjoy farm animals, falconry displays, tractors, a Hampshire Fare market, and a Big Top marquee full of topical displays, speakers and organisations who are…
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Wednesday, 30th October 2019 - Wednesday, 30th October 2019

Family Fun: Wonderful William Walker at Winchester CathedralFamily Fun: Wonderful William Walker at Winchester CathedralPick up a free trail from Winchester Cathedral's Entrance Desk and follow it around the Cathedral. End the trail at the craft table for crafts, colouring and fun worksheets.
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Sunday, 17th 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 - 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, 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:

  • claires611
    Penzance, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beautiful roof
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th July 2019
    I’m not really a church person! But the roof inside is absolutely amazing- you stand and look and wonder at the skill of the architects and builders of 900 years ago. Also worth reading are some of... Read full review
  • bosussex
    West Sussex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic cathedral it is a must to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th July 2019
    We had the pleasure to take part of a special graduation / service it was a really good memory from the beautiful Winchester Read full review
  • traceyg855
    Halesowen, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Worthy of a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th July 2019
    We stopped in Winchester for a few hours whilst driving back to the Midlands. Finding the Cathedral isn’t easy as the Signage is poor. But it’s well worth it once you find the cathedral. Didn’t... Read full review

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