The cathedral stands on the site of the former Saxon cathedral from the 7C, the foundations of which were discovered around 1960. William Walkelyn, appointed bishop by William I, began building the new cathedral in 1079. Built mainly from stone from the Isle of Wight, Europe's longest Gothic cathedral (169m) took its definitive shape in 1528.
Address:The Close, SO23 9LS Winchester
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)