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Winchester Cathedral

9 The Close
SO23 9LS

Winchester Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century when a Christian Church was first built on this site. Since then the Cathedral has played a fundamental part in the life of this ancient City and a role in the history of our nation. Here, in the setting of some of the finest architecture, including the longest medieval nave in Europe, you will find the most beautiful art and spectacular music in a place where many generations have lived, prayed and worshipped.

The Crypt is an evocative, secret part of the Cathedral which usually floods in the winter months, it forms the perfect location for Antony Gormley's statue: Sound II.

The Winchester Bible is the finest of the great 12th century illuminated bibles, distinguished by its sheer size and sumptuous decoration. Using over 250 skins of calves, illuminators working over a period of 15 years depicted words and scenes from the Bible in pure gold and lapis lazuli from Afghanistan.

The Cathedral Close is a beautiful and tranquil area, containing the Deanery, parts of which date back to the 13th century. The Pilgrims' Hall is open to the public. The Porter's Lodge and Cheyney Court form a picturesque group of medieval buildings.

Services are held daily, all are welcome to attend
The ground floor of the Cathedral is accessible by wheelchair. Visitors arriving by car should make use of the Park and Ride facility or one of the city centre car parks.

The Cathedral holds a number of large events throughout the year. For more information about Cathedral events please visit the cathedral's website.

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Located in Winchester city centre. Accessible from M3/M27.

Winchester Cathedral Postcode for SatNav: SO23 9LS


+44 (0)1962 857 200

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