Winchester Cathedral | Day Out With The Kids

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Winchester Cathedral

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Landmarks, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Winchester Cathedral boasts a fascinating history, glimpses of which can be discovered as you explore the building. You'll find animals and beasts carved in stone and wood, mortuary chests containing the bones of Anglo Saxon kings and medieval stained glass shattered by Oliver Cromwell's troops. Walking through the length of the Cathedral's vast nave, looking up at the impressive vaulted ceiling is an experience that all ages will enjoy.

The children's trail brings the Cathedral to life in a fun and active way that helps keep kids interested, attendant and moving! Copies are available to pick up from the Cathedral free of charge or you can download them in advance and print them out!

Cathedral Tours are available free of charge and offer a great introduction for everyone over about 8 or 9 years old to the Cathedral, its history and treasures. Hear all about Winchester during Anglo-Saxon times and just how much changed when the Normans invaded, plus the many characters and events that have shaped the history of England and significantly left their mark on this magnificent building!

For older children, it's worth considering booking a tower tour. They carry an additional charge and a minimum age requirement of 12 years but climbing the turret, seeing the bell chamber, panoramic views from the top and a walk through the huge nave roof is an impressive experience that almost all kids enjoy the thrill of! Plus explore the crypt and in better weather the historic Inner Close too, to get a well-rounded experience of this historic building!

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:00, Sunday 12.30 - 15:00

Pricing

Adults: £8.00

Seniors: £6.00

Students: £5.00

Kids: Free

Travel & Contact Information

Address

9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS, England

Phone number

01962 857 200

Map

Website

Click here to visit Winchester Cathedral's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

No, there is no parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Winchester Cathedral is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Winchester Cathedral have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Winchester Cathedral has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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