Has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian church was first built on this site. Since then it has played a fundamental part in the daily life of this ancient city, and an important role in the history of our nation: it is the burial site of kings, bishops, saints – and novelist Jane Austen.
More recently it has appeared in the film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, and also houses a work by the contemporary sculptor Antony Gormley. The Inner Cathedral Close also houses the famous Pilgrims’ School, surrounded by delightful gardens which contain sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth.
For more information please visit: www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk