Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral

About Winchester Cathedral

Visit Winchester Cathedral for an unforgettable day packed with wonder and fun. Experience the fascinating history of this spectacular cathedral and marvel at the breath-taking architecture, art and treasures. Come in November or December to also enjoy the Christmas market and magical carol services. To truly make the most of your day, why not take part in a guided tour.

Experience history at Winchester Cathedral

A stunning example of architecture, Winchester Cathedral has been used as a place of worship for over 900 years. Throughout its long life, the cathedral has been connected to a variety of famous people including Jane Austen, the talented author, who was buried here, William Walker a deep-sea diver who prevented the cathedral from collapsing in the early 1900s and Josephine Butler who campaigned against human trafficking in 1882.

Winchester Cathedral also houses an impressive selection of art and treasures including sculptures, artefacts, carvings and paintings. The Morley Library is home to an incredible collection of nearly 2,000 rare books with the original 17th Century carved shelves. In addition, the Winchester Bible can be found in the cathedral, an amazing 800-year-old bible with gold and lapis lazuli details.

The architecture of Winchester Cathedral makes it a destination for any art lover with various styles such as Gothic Nave, Renaissance Chantry and more displayed. The beautiful chapels showcase an array of architectural designs not to be missed, while the cathedral’s exterior is an eye-catching example of 11th to 16th century architecture.

See opening times here.

Adult – £13.50

Concession – £12

Student – £7

Children under 16 (with family) – Free

For Groups, the special rate per person will be £11pp.

Box Office: 01962857275


Please be reminded that entry for worship and prayer will always be free of charge. Box Office: 01962857275

Why should I visit?

    • Free family trail – a fun and creative trail designed to bring the Cathedral’s history, events and characters to life.
    • Awesome architecture – explore and discover the Cathedral’s magnificent architecture; marvel at its huge scale, beautiful details and hidden spaces
    • Run wild – stretch your legs or enjoy a picnic in the pretty gardens and green spaces surrounding the Cathedral.
    • Tea time – The Cafe has a great choice of fresh, seasonal and homemade food and drink and outdoor seating.
    • Christmas – the famous Christmas Market, renowned for its bustling atmosphere, stunning location and handpicked high quality exhibitors, which attracts visitors from all over the world.


Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Where to find us


Cathedral Office
9 The Close
SO23 9LS

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By car
Conveniently located just off the M3 (Junctions 9, 10 & 11) from London (1 hour 30 minutes) and Southampton (20 minutes), A34 from Newbury (35 minutes)/Oxford (1 hour), and A30 from Salisbury (40 minutes). Use Park & Ride or follow signs for city centre parking.

Winchester Cathedral parking guide

By train
Winchester is just under an hour by direct train from Waterloo and is easily and quickly accessible from the following destinations: Basingstoke: 20 minutes, Birmingham: 2 hours 20 minutes, Southampton: 20 minutes, Poole: 1 hour 5 minutes, Bournemouth: 50 minutes, Portsmouth: 1 hour, Brockenhurst (for New Forest): 30 minutes. Approximately 10-20 minute walk to the Cathedral from the station.

By bus
Walk from Winchester Bus Station takes approximately 5 minutes.

Kids activities

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  • Explore the Cathedral: walk in the footsteps of kings and queens
  • Find dragons, animals and angels carved and painted in the windows, wood and stone
  • Free family trail
  • Find out about the Cathedral’s funny characters, amazing events and strange traditions
  • Children’s menu & free baby food
  • Open garden and walled terrace

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