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/