Winchester Cathedral offers a wealth of beauty, from its outstanding architecture to the deep emotions stirred by its choral music – a wonderful heritage that belongs to us all.
For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. Today, the Cathedral welcomes 300,000 visitors a year to share in worship, explore its heritage and attend the many events.
From a small Saxon church to a great Cathedral, the long history of this sacred place stretches back over 15 centuries. You'll find so much to discover: glorious church architecture and tiny crafted details, priceless treasures and great works of art, historic events and famous people.
The Cathedral is home to some particularly rare, precious and beautiful items. See the 12th-century illuminated Winchester Bible, the grave of Jane Austen and contemporary sculpture by Antony Gormley.