COVID-19 update: The cathedral is open for worship, please check service listings for more details. While the cathedral is currently closed for general visits or tours, we remain open for private prayer and reflection - find out more.

Planning Your Visit


COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm (1pm-3pm on Sundays) and open for public worship, please see service listings for more details. Services continue to be streamed online and everyone is welcome to join.

We hope to fully reopen as soon as possible, so here is some information which we hope will be of use to plan your visit when that takes place.

Winchester Cathedral has been a living place of worship and welcome for over 900 years. We welcome 300,000 visitors annually, including pilgrims, tourists, families and school groups from across the country and overseas.

When you visit, you’ll discover one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe, with a captivating history and magnificent architecture. Don’t miss our new National Lottery Heritage Funded exhibition Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, which explores 1,000 years of history and reveals some of the Cathedral’s greatest treasures.

We hope that your visit to our website will inspire you to visit and explore the Cathedral, its history and treasures in person. We look forward to welcoming you!

Wed, 14th Apr

As a working church access may be restricted on occasion for services and special events. Please check our Closure Notices if making a special visit.

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