20 April, 2008

Winchester Cathedral Postcard

Winchester Cathedral (which I had the chance to visit in 2005) at Winchester in Hampshire is one of the largest cathedrals in England, with the longest nave and overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. It is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun.

Winchester Cathedral Postcard

Nowadays the cathedral draws many tourists as a result of its association with Jane Austen (I am a big fan of her), who died in the city and is buried in the cathedral's north aisle of the nave. The cathedral also possesses the only diatonic ring of 14 church bells in the world, with a tenor (heaviest bell) weighing 36 cwt (or approximately 1.83 metric tonnes).

Winchester Cathedral Wikipedia Entry

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