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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

| 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
+44 1722 555120
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Discover nearly 800 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta 1215 and Europe's oldest working clock, on a free tour with one of our knowledgable volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and 1258 in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral. With over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship to admire there is plenty to see, do and learn at Salisbury Cathedral. Ideally we suggest you allow between 1.5 - 3 hours for your visit but you can see most of the highlights in 45 minutes if you are really pressed for time. For the ultimate experience we recommend you take in the breathtaking views of our tower tour (approximately 90 minutes) followed by a floor tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides (one hour), finishing with evensong. Alternatively, you can explore the Cathedral at your own pace with our free printed guide. Our interactive Magna Carta exhibition is not to be missed!
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| 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cathedral is lovely inside and has great stained glass windows and stone details. Staff are very helpful to and the cafe/restrooms are very modern and clean.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having been under restoration work for many years the cathedral is now a delightful and complete attraction. The work has not diminished the awe and majesty of the building but has added modern touch that enhance, such as the cafe and shop area. Free to...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Salisbury Cathedral rocks! I've been to Stonehenge and read Sarum. I've wanted to come here for years. I had no idea how easy a day trip it is from London. I signed up for the Tower Tour. What a fantastic experience. Our guide was great,...More

Thank chasmader
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I arrived in the evening at our nearby hotel. We walked over to the Cathedral to see it. There was a large school group that was leaving the Cathedral. We were able to enter from the front of the Cathedral and walk...More

Thank jandc8491
Reviewed 3 days ago

This cathedral is very impressive to see from a distance, and even more so up close. A beautiful example of Medieval architecture. The Magna Carta is a must-see for every history nut.

Thank Anne-Marie v
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have never been here before, go! It is an amazingly beautiful cathedral set in a wonderful close. We paid £7 for parking, even with a Blue Badge but got a free hot drink. It was worth it. At present there is an exhibition...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have travelled all over the world, and I have seen many churches and cathedrals in different styles and from different historical periods, but Salisbury cathedral, a wonderful masterpiece of the early gothic architectureis a perfect and well kept example of the English cultural heritage...More

Thank Anton_Ego_CR
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful cathedral. The inside is very impressive, there are very friendly volunteers who love telling people about the building. Cute cafe and gift shop.

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful, especially the exterior. If you can, take a free tour led a couple of times a day. Very informative. The blue rose window was darkened because of repair, but the rest of the cathedral was glorious. While you are there, walk to the Chapter...More

Thank Tripperatlast
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great cathedral to see if you like cathedrals. Added bonus is an original copy of the Magna Carta.

Thank GFE1234
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Best check their website for the Sunday hours and any restrictions due to Services.
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I'm not completely certain I understand your question, but the first priority when visiting Salisbury is the cathedral. If you're not afraid of heights, take the tower tour. If you have time, within a short walk of the... More
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