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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  • August 21, 2017
    This has the largest spire in the England. It is very dramatic and is huge. You can go on a tour of the towers but this takes a couple of hours which we didn't have. We paid our entry fee and wandered...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Spend a few hours visiting The Cathedral and its surrounds, its well worth it! No cars and plenty of room mean the the areas around the Cathedral are very pleasant and peaceful. Once inside you will b...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Whilst in Salisbury recently we visited the cathedral - we'd arrived by car and left our car at Petersfinger park and ride - The cathedral is magnificent but you have to pay to enter. However if you j...  more »
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  • Beautiful serene cathedral with real presence. Lovely food in the Refectory and huge cloisters and grounds. Not as expensive as others and the best signage ever seen so far. Lovely chapels and prayer suggestions. Good stewards.
  • A really great family visit and a place in which you can stay for longer than you would think. I would also seriously recommend going up the tower, the views are great and that experience in general is great.
  • Excellent guides describing​ the cathedral's details of the building, the tombs and the steeple. Could have spent many hours there as there are so many interesting things to see. It houses an original copy of the Magna Carta with background information and additional details to read. Then we ended our visit by eating a hardy lunch of soup, salad, bread and a pot of tea. All for a great price.
  • The Amazing Place to Visit! Lovely surrounding green areas. Excellent gift/souvenir + coffee shop inside with plenty of variety to drink and eat. Great Quality!
  • A fantastic gothic cathedral! Impressive size and height construction that just the main building body take almost 40 years to build.

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Where to stay in Salisbury

The center of the city offers accommodations in preserved historical buildings as well as modern hotels. less expensive lodging is scattered throughout the city, providing convenient locations at reduced costs. Consider a stay near Salisbury Cathedral for a peaceful and scenic visit.
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