Winchester Cathedral

We concluded our last day in England with a visit to Winchester Cathedral, it was amazing.

Winchester Cathedral is a Church of England Cathedral located in Winchester, Hampshire, England. The Cathedral boasts many great examples of English church architecture dating from  the 11th to the 16th century.

West front of the Winchester Cathedral, the sun and clouds were all aligned perfectly for this photo

The Gothic window which was destroyed during the English Civil War was rebuilt in 1660 using the shattered glass from around the Cathedral

The flying buttresses of the Cathedral are a Gothic characteristic of the building. Flying buttresses keep the walls of the nave from bowing outwards.

This is the Lady Chapel on the east end of the Cathedral, it was remodeled in the 15th century

South transept from the Norman period of 1079-1150

This is the north side of the Cathedral, the brick paths trace the foundations of Old Minster built-in 634 and demolished in 1093

The longest nave of any Gothic cathedral in Europe

Exterior of the choir from the south side

The choir stalls date from 1308

Bishop Langton’s Chapel, showing painted ceiling

Interior of Bishop Langton’s Chapel

Lady Chapel, showing wall paintings from the early 16th century

The north transept shows the original Norman cathedral’s style

Sun shining into the north transept

Looking up in the north transept

The oldest part of the building is the crypt which dates from 1093, it floods frequently

Nave and alter of Winchester Cathedral

This Cathedral is spectacular, if you are in the area visit it. For more information on  Winchester Cathedral visit their website: http://winchester-cathedral.org.uk/

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