Planning your visit


We want to help you get the most out of your visit. The Cathedral is at the heart of Winchester and beyond the Cathedral Close, there’s a lot to be discovered. We’ve put together some useful information to help you find out about the best places to stay, visit and enjoy while you are here

Information for groups

We ask that tour operators and group organisers planning a visit to the Christmas Market contact us in advance. We are able to provide a ‘meet and greet’ service for all coach arrivals, assist in arranging entry and tours to the Cathedral and refreshments. Please email Sarah Williams, our Visitor Services and Volunteer Manager, or call her on 01962 857225.

Christmas in Winchester website


Each autumn we produce a Christmas in Winchester publication that includes information about all the Christmas events, services and offers available in the city over Christmas. To complement the guide Winchester City Council manage the website www.christmasinwinchester.co.uk

Winchester Tourist Information Centre


The award-winning team at the Tourist Information Centre are always happy to help you plan your visit.
Email the Tourist Information Centre or call them on 01962 840 500
For further information visit www.visitwinchester.co.uk

Exploring Hampshire

If you’re staying for a few days you might like to explore some of Hampshire’s beautiful towns and countryside. For more information visit www.visit-hampshire.co.uk
Hampshire has some great visitor attractions, from wildlife parks to theme parks, steam trains and museums.
For more information visit www.hampshiretopattractions.co.uk


Find out more

View our Christmas gallery
Experience the Christmas Market and ice rink through a selection of Christmas images

Christmas parties and corporate events
We offer a range of venues for private parties and special events

Download a map of the Cathedral and Close (PDF)
Includes the Visitors’ Centre, Education Centre and Cathedral Office