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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
+44 1722 555120
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited on a lovely day, and the cathedral looked beautiful. I went on a tower tour on the spur of the moment, and it was excellent, our guide, Joanne, was brilliant and had lots of interesting history about the Cathedral. I do find the...More

Thank farnsbarnes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This catgedral was immaculately preserved and so well laid out, the lawn area was filled with people enjoying the sunshine. The Magna Carta was truly amazing and all the added information in the area gave you the added knowledge of the enormity of it was...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Did not have enough time for this visit. Stunning stonework on the outside as well as exceptional spire which can be seen from many miles away Did not have time to visit Magna Carta Beautiful crafted panels on display featuring events from the bible truly...More

Thank Bluebell597
Reviewed 3 days ago

The best preserved of the four original copies of the Magna Carta, the oldest working clock in existence and the tallest spire in England..........all in this impressive building. This is a beautiful Cathedral in lovely surroundings. Salisbury is a great city - very pleasant river...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of just four surviving copies of the Magna Carta can be seen, free of admission charge, in the Chapter House, as the focal point of a small display about its history and citizens rights. This is well worth finding (it's not all that clearly...More

Thank MKMapman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cathedral was beautiful, and magnificently huge! The spire was overwhelmingly stunning from a pure beautiful symbol as well as architectural. We signed up for the tour that allows one to climb the spire- well worth the 90 minutes. The cathedral carries sound so well...More

Thank Les M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a couple of hours peacefully wandering around the Cathedral and Magna Carta exhibition .. the Cathedral itself is breathtaking, the stained-glass windows are beautiful, we were especially impressed with the new font.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was so impressed with Salisbury Cathedral, the outside is beautiful. We went inside and had a walk around plenty to see, I didn't think the inside was as impressive as Bath or Canterbury cathedrals but what impressed me was the evening pray, we stayed to...More

Thank picklesupminster
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Salisbury is amazing city ! The people is friendly and very professional! I have great time , The cathedral is beautiful , The MAGNA CARTA also was amazing to see !Thanks for everything !

Thank marcelobarra
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the tower tour. This was amazing john the tour guide was fantastic view amazing Slot of steps to climb but have stops on the way up ( book in advance )

Thank melbrick28
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27 August 2017|
Response from AndrewCyclist | Reviewed this property |
Best check their website for the Sunday hours and any restrictions due to Services.
Rajendra S
7 June 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
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
28 February 2017|
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