DATE & TIMEAll year round
Special Interest Tours
Taking place on various Saturdays and Wednesdays, the guides have arranged a diverse selection of tours, ready to feed curious minds. With topics from ‘Cathedral Women’ to ‘The Marriage of England and Spain: Mary Tudor’s Wedding’ there’s always something new to learn.
A complete ‘behind the scenes’ tour.
Climb the spiraling steps up onto the cathedral roof and enjoying magnificent views of the county and beyond. As part of this tour, you’ll also explore the ringing chamber, the great Cathedral bells and walk the full length of the nave roof with its huge wood beams.
Winchester Cathedral was so impressive but you would miss out on so much of its history and stories if you were just to wander around. We decided to take advantage of the guided tours around the cathedral and we were so glad we did!TRIPADVISOR (JUNE 2021)
Included with general admission, Monday – Saturday, typically 10.00am-3.00pm on the hour, subject to availability.
Tours are offered in English and last one hour.
To find out more please ask at the welcome desk upon arrival.
Selected language tours are available for pre-booked groups, a minimum of three weeks’ notice is required and are subject to availability.
Welcome leaflets are available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
The Crypt provides a stunning setting for Antony Gormley’s sculpture Sound II and is the least altered part of the Norman building.
Touring the Crypt is included with your general admission ticket, and tours take place Monday – Saturday at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm (subject to availability).
Completed the Cathedral Tower Tour for the third time with friends. Absolutely fascinating each time with thoroughly interesting facts accompanied by a wonderful guide with great personality who made it fun and kept everyone engaged.TRIPADVISOR (JUNE 2022)
Bespoke Tours for Groups
These tours have been pre-arranged and focus on areas of specific interest, available to groups of five or more and must be booked in advance.
Subjects include: Art in the Cathedral, Jane Austen – Her Life and Times, Stones and Bones of Winchester Cathedral and more.
'The Cathedral Building and its Treasures' touch tour
There will be opportunities to touch the stone that makes up the fabric of the building, and some objects that will enhance your understanding of the architecture of the Cathedral and some of its treasures.
Touch tours are free of charge with a valid general admission tickets.
Taking place throughout the year at dates/times announced. Private Tours can also be requested by special arrangement with the Box Office.
The Cathedral is a stunning building and no visit to Winchester would be complete without paying a visit. But the best part of the visit had to be the amazing volunteers who were welcoming and knowledgeable. If you can take part in one of the tours, your experience would be greatly enhanced! The history of the cathedral is fascinating and it’s still a truly awesome space!TRIPADVISOR (AUGUST 2021)
Book your tickets
You can now book your general admission tickets online, saving you time on the day so you have more time to explore this great cathedral.