Cathedral

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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.

Useful information

Address:

The Close, SO23 9LS Winchester

Phone:

+44 1962 857200

Price:

8.50 £

Opening hours

9.30am-5pm, Sun 12.30pm-3pm - guided tours Mon-Sat 10am-3pm every hr - tower: guided tour Mon, Wed and Fri 2.15pm, Sat 11.30am and 2.15pm (Jan-May, closed to visitors Mon and Fri) - crypt: guided tour Mon-Sat 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm - booking recommended

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