About the cathedral
For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. From a small Saxon church to a great Cathedral, the long history of this sacred place stretches back over 15 centuries. Discover glorious church architecture, priceless treasures, great works of art, historic events and famous people. See the 12th-Century Winchester Bible, illuminated in gold and lapis lazuli, contemporary sculpture by Antony Gormley and Barbara Hepworth and the burial place of England’s much loved novelist Jane Austen.