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/
Please note that in preparation for the Symphony of Flowers, the Cathedral will be closed all day on Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 June 2013 and the Festival itself runs from Wednesday 12th June to Sunday 16th June. During this time the Cathedral will be closed to all visitors unless attending the Flower Festival.