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  • Nave arcading
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Contact Info

9 The Close
SO23 9LS
Tel: +44 (0)1962 857 200
Fax: +44 (0)1962 857 201


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/


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Opening Times

Open 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014

* Occasionally times may vary for services and events so please visit the website if making a special visit. Services are held daily and all are welcome.


Saturday, 3rd May 2014 - Saturday, 3rd May 2014

Jane Austen Tour and Cream Tea
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Saturday, 7th June 2014 - Saturday, 7th June 2014

Jane Austen Tour and Cream Tea
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Friday, 4th July 2014 - Sunday, 13th July 2014

Winchester Festival 2014
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Saturday, 5th July 2014 - Saturday, 5th July 2014

Jane Austen Tour and Cream Tea
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Saturday, 2nd August 2014 - Saturday, 2nd August 2014

Jane Austen Tour and Cream Tea
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Saturday, 6th September 2014 - Saturday, 6th September 2014

Jane Austen Tour and Cream Tea
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Saturday, 4th October 2014 - Saturday, 4th October 2014

Jane Austen Tour and Cream Tea
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Saturday, 1st November 2014 - Saturday, 1st November 2014

Jane Austen Tour and Cream Tea
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Thursday, 20th November 2014 - Sunday, 21st December 2014

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
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Tickets information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff*
Adult ticket£7.50 per ticket
Senior Citizen ticket£5.50 per ticket
Student ticket£4.00 per ticket

Free entry for children visiting with family. Ticket price includes unlimited return visits within 12 months. Free admission for Hudson Heritage Pass Holders.

Road Directions

From the TIC turn left and walk up the High Street shopping area. Take the 2nd turning left into Market St. The Cathedral is straight ahead with the Visitor Centre, (Shop, Refectory & Paul Woodhouse Suite) located opposite the cathedral on the right.
Signposted from the city centre.



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

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Leisure Facilities

  • Themed Nights


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

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

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