Cathedral

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The cathedral stands in the place of the old Saxon cathedral from the 7C, whose foundations were discovered in 1960. William Alkaline, named bishop by William I, began building the new cathedral in 1079. Built from stone from the Isle of Wight, the longest gothic cathedral in Europe (169 m) took on its definitive shape in 1528.

Useful information

Address : 

The Close, SO23 9LS Winchester

Opening hours

9.30am-5pm, Sun 12.30pm-3pm - guided tour (1hr) Mon-Sat 10am-3pm, every hr - tower: guided tour (1.30am) Jun-Aug: Mon, Wed and Fri 2.15pm, Sat 11.30am and 2.15pm; Sep-May: Wed 2.15pm, Sat 11.30am and 2.15pm - £6 - crypt: guided tour (20min) Mon-Sat 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm - booking recommended - £7.50 (£11.50 including tour of the tower)

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