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Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury

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Considered a masterpiece of Early English Gothic architecture, Salisbury Cathedral features the tallest spire in the UK, rising 123 m (404 ft) into the air. Completed between 1220 and 1258, this majestic building includes the largest cloister and cathedral close in the country, as well as the world’s oldest working clock, in service since 1386. Perhaps the cathedral’s most famous feature is a copy of the Magna Carta, regarded as the best preserved of the four originals still in existence. Stop by the cathedral’s chapter house to see this historic document and discuss its significance through the ages with knowledgeable guides. Visit the gift shop for Magna Carta memorabilia and other souvenirs. Put Salisbury Cathedral on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Salisbury vacation builder.
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  • Very large, beautiful building that is worth a visit. As a bonus, one of the best preserved copies of the Magna Carta is on display.  more »
  • The cathedral itself is amazing especially the largest spire in Britain and the oldest working clock seeing the history was amazing but the best bit was from the guide who we asked about a cricket (fo...  more »
  • The font is a special experience but also tower tour (extra fee) and clockworkings. Architecture incredible and awe inspiring.  more »
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  • Magnificent building but too costly to make a 'recommended donation'. Despite having a statement saying that visitation into the building is free but having a counter right in the middle of the entrance doesn't seem to share the same message. However.. the exterior of the cathedral provides a good photography
  • Simply stunning! Got a very detailed introduction of the Cathedral by a nice old man. The architecture is so amazing.
  • Lovely place to explore in your spare time. Lovely place to visit on a rainy day. Stunning scenery from top of the cathedral spire
  • Amazing building. Well worth a visit. The cathedral is very impressive inside and out. The copy of Magna Carta that was on display is very well preserved. The cafe, shop and toilets are all of a high standard too.
  • Amazing Cathedral - the tallest in England! If you're in the area to see Stonehenge, then you should definitely come down to Salisbury to see the Cathedral- it's very beautiful and I would highly recommend it.