Winchester Cathedral - Step into the Story
Winchester Cathedral is a living monument to the heritage of England. Located at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman power, it is one of Europe's finest and largest medieval cathedrals and one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain.
Step inside to discover the beauty of this ancient Cathedral, which has been a place of welcome and worship for over 900 years. Marvel at the longest medieval Nave in Europe, admire stunning architecture and be captivated by great works of art, from the magnificent 12th-century Winchester Bible to sculpture by Antony Gormley. Winchester Cathedral is also the resting place of Saxon royalty and Jane Austen, the much-loved English novelist.
Don't miss Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, an enthralling exhibition which explores 1,000 years of history from the birth of the English nation to the present day. This spectacular three-level exhibition highlights some of the nation's greatest treasures and reveals Winchester's pivotal role in shaping early English history.
Winchester Cathedral welcomes groups large and small. Special group rates are available and guided tours can be arranged in advance on a variety of themes, from stained glass to textiles.
Groups can enjoy a shop, café and tranquil grounds along with a diverse programme of events, services and exhibitions throughout the year including the world-famous Christmas Market, one of the best in Europe.