Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in England, with a nave that's one of the longest in all of Europe. The blend of Norman and Gothic architecture is a sight to behold. Underneath the ornate arches, a collection of memorials and artwork spans centuries. The haphazard appearance of the stained glass in the west window is a result of the destruction wrought by Oliver Cromwell's forces during the English Civil War. In 1660, the broken glass was gathered up and rearranged randomly. Look for the flooded crypt, where a statue called Sound II looks as if it is floating on top of the water. Note the Russian Orthodox influence of the St. Smithun's Memorial, designed by Sergei Fyodorov. Use our Winchester trip planner to add Winchester Cathedral and other attractions to your Winchester vacation plans.
Winchester Cathedral Reviews
One of the most impressive cathedral. don't miss it & definitely take the guided tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable & humours & highlighted many anecdotes of the cathedral long history. more »
Came to Winchester with my partner for our anniversary and was recommended to look around the Cathedral and so glad we did! A lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Our tour guide, Tim, was engagin... more »
A hugely Spiritual location! Superb architecture teamed with a Holy Spiritual experience. One of the most sacred places I believe I have set foot in within my 60+.Years. To step into some of the side chapels is to step into the presence of God!
Exquisite! If you are visiting during the Christmas season be sure to check out the Christmas markets and Ice Skating. We did the ice skating while there and it was like a dream come true. Skating outside the cathedral is an experience we will always treasure. I get chills reminiscing about it. This place will stay with me for ever.
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