The oldest cathedral of England, Winchester Cathedral, is celebrating the Chronicles of Light. From 12 October to 20 October, the Cathedral is having a series of spectacular events that will bring its interesting past tantalizing alive. Names like Dame Judi Dench, Finty Williams, John Rhys-Davies, Jon Snow and Alan Titchmarsh along with local actors and musicians are putting up this once-in-a-lifetime show. If you visit the Cathedral now, you will be lucky enough to meet colourful characters from King Cnut to Jane Austen, who have had a long established relationship with this Cathedral.
This spectacular event adds to the charm of this Cathedral. Dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun, this grade 1 structure is famous for its eye-catching gothic architecture. The Cathedral is full of surprises in every nook and cranny. This Anglo-Saxon cathedral has its roots in the seventh century, when England's pagan monarchy first became Christians. In the 10th century, it was pivotal place of worship and pilgrimage and saw people from all over United Kingdom thronging its gates.
As you walk inside its majestic rooms, you will be welcomed by the Epiphany Chapel, a series of Pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows designed by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, a powerful name from the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The cathedral is also home to the only diatonic ring of 14 church bells in the world, with a tenor weighing around 1.81 tonnes.
The Cathedral stands amidst a serene garden overlooking the Winchester town. When you are here don't forget to roam around its cobbled streets littered with quaint, retro shops and a bustling weekend market. Winchester is simple and therein lays its beauty.
So head to Winchester Cathedral to check out the Chronicles of Light, or just to see a gorgeous bit of history.