Planning Your Visit


As the cathedral begins to carefully re-open, please visit the cathedral re-opening web page for all the latest information.

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!

Visit our Christmas at the Cathedral page to find out more about Christmas events, services and activities.

Wed, 23rd Sep

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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