Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 9LS

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Cathedral opening times:
Mon–Sat: 9am–5pm
Sun: 12.30pm–3pm

Kings & Scribes opening times:
Monday - Saturday, 10.30 - 4.30 ; Sundays 12.30 - 2.30, subject to volunteer availability.

Café and gift shop opening times:
Café - Mon-Sun: 10am–4:30pm
Gift Shop - Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm

Please check the Winchester Cathedral website for closure notices when planning your visit.

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Events

Saturday, 5th March 2022 - Friday, 18th November 2022

Tower Tours at Winchester CathedralTower Tours at Winchester CathedralEnjoy an exhilarating tower tour of Winchester Cathedral with magnificent views across Winchester and the county. After climbing spiralling steps up onto the cathedral roof, you will see the ringing chamber, the great Cathedral bells and walk the full length of the nave roof with its huge wood…
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Thursday, 30th June 2022 - Thursday, 30th June 2022

Licoricia, her son, and other Jewish stories at the Tower of London' 'Licoricia, her son, and other Jewish stories at the Tower of London' talk by Rory MacLellan at Winchester CathedralThe most significant standing remains of the Jewish history of medieval England is not a synagogue but a castle: the Tower of London. From 1189 to 1290, hundreds of Jews entered the Tower as prisoners, refugees, or workers, including Licoricia of Winchester and her son Benedict.
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Thursday, 30th June 2022 - Thursday, 30th June 2022

Rory MacLellanWinchester Cathedral Licoricia Lecture SeriesOnline talk by Rory MacLellan - 'Licoricia, her son, and other Jewish stories at the Tower of London.'
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Friday, 1st July 2022 - Friday, 1st July 2022

Junior Choir End of Year Concert at Winchester CathedralJunior Choir End of Year Concert at Winchester CathedralJunior Choir celebrate the end of the school year with a concert of beautiful music in the majestic Quire of Winchester Cathedral.
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Friday, 8th July 2022 - Friday, 8th July 2022

'Jane Austen: Her Life & Times' Tour at Winchester Cathedral'Jane Austen: Her Life & Times' Tour at Winchester CathedralJoin this tour to delve deeper into the life and times of Jane Austen, uncover the mysteries and discover more.
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Saturday, 9th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents Pride and Prejudice at Winchester CathedralChapterhouse Theatre Company Presents Pride and Prejudice at Winchester CathedralJoin family and friends for what promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer as you picnic under a beautiful summer sky and lose yourself in this unforgettable love story.
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Wednesday, 13th July 2022 - Wednesday, 26th October 2022

Special Tours at Winchester CathedralSpecial Tours at Winchester CathedralDo you have a particular interest that you'd like to explore in more detail? Join one of the Special Tours and discover the Cathedral with an expert guide.
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Thursday, 14th July 2022 - Thursday, 14th July 2022

Hidden Hands: the Secret Lives of Manuscript Makers and Owners lecture by Dr Mary Wellesley at Winchester CathedralHidden Hands: the Secret Lives of Manuscript Makers and Owners lecture by Dr Mary Wellesley at Winchester CathedralWith an emphasis on both the Winchester Bible and the life of Queen Emma of Normandy, discover the fascinating human stories of medieval manuscripts through this talk, led by Dr Mary Wellesley.
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Friday, 22nd July 2022 - Friday, 22nd July 2022

Military Wives Choirs 10th Anniversary Concert at Winchester CathedralMilitary Wives Choirs 10th Anniversary Concert at Winchester CathedralLed by Hilary Davan Wetton, this concert will contain many songs that make up the unique sound of the Military Wives Choirs, including 'A Thousand Years', 'Together We Are Stronger', 'Home Thoughts from Abroad', 'Carry Me' and 'Brave'.
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Sunday, 21st August 2022 - Sunday, 21st August 2022

Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents Cinderella at Winchester CathedralChapterhouse Theatre Company Presents Cinderella at Winchester CathedralJoin family and friends for what promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer as you picnic under a beautiful summer sky and lose yourself in one of the best loved fairytales.
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Tuesday, 15th November 2022 - Tuesday, 15th November 2022

G4 Christmas 2022 at Winchester CathedralG4 Christmas 2022 at Winchester Cathedral
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Friday, 18th November 2022 - Thursday, 22nd December 2022

Winchester Cathedral Christmas MarketWinchester Cathedral Christmas MarketWinchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe. Taking place from 18th November – 22nd December 2022, Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market is renowned for its bustling atmosphere, stunning location and handpicked high quality exhibitors, which attracts visitors…
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.00 per ticket
Children under 16Free
Concession£8.00 per ticket
Student£6.50 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:

  • Rob B
    Wrexham, United Kingdom
    Rich history of church & monarchy, pre mediaeval times. 12 century Bible. Jane Austen.
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th June 2022
    Heading home after holiday so didn't spend as long as we wanted, only here about 90 minutes. Could easily have spent more time going over the history and architecture of the church. A lovely guide... Read full review
  • tracybU2326GO
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Expectations - Did not disappoint!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th June 2022
    Completed the Cathedral tower top tour for the third time with friends. Absolutely fascinating each time with thoroughly interesting facts accompanied by a wonderful guide with great personality who... Read full review
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom
    Amazing building
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th June 2022
    When we learned that there was an entrance fee of £10 we decided against visiting, but eventually I went in on my own, and was glad that I did. There is so much to see = Jane Austen's memorial... Read full review

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