Top ten highlights

To experience as much of the Cathedral as possible will take a little planning. Our top 10 highlights have been chosen to show the wide range of things available to see and do during a visit, although to do them all may take more than one day. For further ideas please do explore the website.

Take a tour

We know that our visitors experience more if they explore the Cathedral with our expert guides or take an audio tour. Find out more about our guided tours.

Attend a service

Everyone is welcome to join our daily services and on most days our evening service is sung by the Cathedral Choir or a visiting choir. Find out more about our services.

See the crypt

Step down into the crypt where you’ll find Antony Gormley’s famous sculpture Sound II. See images of Sound II and the crypt.

Climb the tower

See the magnificent bell chamber, panoramic views from the top of the tower and walk through the great nave roof. Find out more about our tower tours.

See the Winchester Bible

This precious 800-year-old manuscript is the largest and perhaps the finest of all 12th century English Bibles. Find out more about the Winchester Bible.

Use the children’s trail

he Cathedral is fascinating for all ages. Our children's trail brings the Cathedral to life in a fun and active way. Available to pick up from the Cathedral free of charge. Download a copy our children’s trail.

Find Jane Austen

Read the ledgerstone at the grave of Jane Austen, the great English novelist who lived and wrote in Hampshire. Find out more about Jane Austen and other famous people linked with the Cathedral.

Explore the Close

The Cathedral is surrounded by beautiful green spaces. Take time to enjoy the historic Inner Close. Download our map of the Cathedral and Close (PDF).

Discover our books

Find a treasure amongst our second-hand books at the Deanery Bookstall and help raise funds for Cathedral music. Find out more about our Deanery Bookstall

Time for you

Enjoy a Hampshire cream tea or homemade meal in our Refectory and buy something from our Gift Shop to remind you of your visit. Find out more about our Refectory and Gift Shop or shop online.

Find out more

View images of the Cathedral exterior
Take a virtual walk round the outside of the building

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

Visit our online shop
Find original and inspiring books, CDs, gifts and souvenirs