Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe. Step inside to explore the beauty of this ancient building and discover over 1,000 years of history.
Marvel at the longest medieval Nave in Europe, admire stunning architecture and be captivated by the fascinating stories of the people who have shaped the Cathedral’s history over the centuries.
Once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman power, Winchester Cathedral is the resting place of Saxon royalty, bishops and Jane Austen, the much-loved English novelist. You’ll find priceless treasures and great works of art, from sculpture by Antony Gormley to the magnificent 12th-century Winchester Bible.
On occasion, for special services and events, temporary closures or limited access are necessary. If you are making a special visit please do check our list of temporary closures.
Cathedral, Crypt and Treasury
Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Sun: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
The Morley Library, Winchester Bible and Triforium Gallery
The South Transept, including the Triforium Gallery and Morley Library, are closed due to a major Capital Works Project. The Winchester Bible is on display in a temporary exhibition in the North Transept and is open between 10 am and 4 pm Monday – Saturday and is closed on Sundays. It is also occasionally closed during services or events. Please check our temporary closures page.
The Deanery Bookstall
Find wonderful secondhand books in the Deanery. Funds raised are used to support Cathedral music. Open every day from 10am-4pm (subject to volunteer availability). For enquires and to donate books please call 01962 857 253 or email email@example.com.
Dean Garnier Garden
This tranquil and beautifully planted small garden, which stands on the site of the monks’ dormitory off the Inner Close, is normally open between 9am and 4pm. If you find it’s closed when you visit, please contact the Virgers on 01962 857 226.
Avington Park is a beautiful privately-owned stately home set in its own parkland
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Best Western Chilworth Manor
Edwardian Manor House Hotel with state-of-the-art health club and spa
Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa
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DoubleTree by Hilton
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Elizabeth House Hotel
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Grand Harbour Hotel
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Highfield House Hotel
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Hilton at the Ageas Bowl
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Holiday Inn Express
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Holiday Inn Winchester
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New Place Hotel
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Southampton Harbour Hotel
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The Clock Tower
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