Enjoy an exhilarating and special 'Christmas Tower Tour' or 'Christmas Rooftop Tower Tour' of Winchester Cathedral, with magnificent and festive views across Winchester and the county this Christmas.

Please note, this page relates to a 2022 event. For information on 2023 events please click here. 

After climbing spiralling steps up onto the cathedral roof, you will see the ringing chamber, the great Cathedral bells and walk the full length of the nave roof with its huge wood beams…



Christmas Tower Tour  – 2.15pm-3.45pm

Christmas Rooftop Tower Tours  3.30pm-5pm (On this tour you will walk along the balcony which overlooks the Christmas Market).


How to book

Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 01962 857 275 or if you are passing, you are welcome to book in-person at the Box Office inside Winchester Cathedral.

Please note that the Box Office is open on weekdays, 10am-4pm.


Important Information

The minimum age for these tours is 12 years and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Although there is no set upper age limit for this tour, please be aware of the difficulty of the climb. The tour may be unsuitable for those who are elderly, infirm, disabled, pregnant, those suffering from heart or respiratory disorders, or any other medical condition which could be affected by the climb. Due to width restrictions, all large items of baggage are not permitted and regrettably cannot be left unattended or stored at ground level. Suitable clothing and foot-wear should be worn.