Winchester Cathedral offers special Groups package which
includes admission to the Cathedral, a free guided tour and
a lunch of homemade soup and a panini from as little as
£22.50 per person. Plus, coach drivers receive a free £5.50
voucher to spend in the Cathedral café. Call 01962 857275
to book Group tickets or call 01962 867214 to discuss a
package tailored specifically for your Group.
Nestled in the heart of Hampshire, one of Southern
England's most historic buildings, Winchester Cathedral
boasts centuries of English heritage, magnificent
architecture, priceless treasures and works of art.
Once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, this
fascinating site has played host to Kings and Queens for centuries,
including William the Conqueror, Mary Tudor and
Prince Philip of Spain.
Winchester Cathedral has been a living place of worship
and welcome for over 900 years and seeks to offer a warm Benedictine welcome to all visitors and
worshippers, as though they were Christ himself.
Steeped in history, one of the best ways to explore the
Cathedral is with a trained Guide, who will be able to
tell you all about its colourful past, including wonderful
stories about the people associated with the
Cathedral, such as William Walker, the diver who
saved the Cathedral in the early 1900's. As part of
the tour, you may have the opportunity to discover the
massive vaults of the Cathedral’s early Norman crypt, the
ornate Renaissance chantry chapels, Jane Austen's grave
and the Great West Window. Frequent guided tours are
available Monday to Saturday, from 10:00am – 3:00pm
(subject to guide availability) and are included in the admission fee.
All groups, large and small, are welcome. Winchester Cathedral can arrange general interest and themed guided tours, provide catering packages and assist with other aspects of planning, such as the length of visit, advice on travel and parking, and neighbouring sites of interest. A special rate of £10 per person applies for groups of 10 or more and includes entry and a standard Cathedral tour.
Also on offer is ‘Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation’, a spectacular three-level exhibition in the South Transept which takes visitors on an interactive journey, showcasing some of the nation’s greatest treasures. Highlights of this experience include the Winchester Bible, one of the UK's finest illuminated manuscripts, the 17th-century Morley Library and the story of the Cathedral’s mortuary chests, believed to contain the remains of Saxon royalty.
A wide range of events take place throughout
the year. From classical concerts, open-air
theatre and family trails to art exhibitions and
light installations, there is something for
everyone to enjoy.
Winchester Cathedral Contact Details:
Phone: 01962 857 275