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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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  • As senior citizens our ticket was just over £6 which we deemed very reasonable. There were guided tours available or you could wander on your own. The leaflet they gave you was helpful and there were ...  more »
  • A must visit if you are in Salisbury. A beautiful place to wander around and see the history. Wheelchair accessible too. 
  • Having followed a Facebook link to an event we went on a Monoprinting workshop for children. We arrived with seconds to spare and somehow managed to find the right area in the cathedral. The tutor Sal...  more »
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  • A fantastic day out and great experience to visit such a historical cathedral and an original copy of the Magna Carta. The tour guide was both very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the cathedral's history.
  • Hands down the most beautiful building I have ever been to. The Magna carta was simply stunning as well. Can't wait to return.
  • A lovely cathedral with nice big grounds to walk through, there were some sculptures on display in the grounds when I visited which added to the spectacle
  • Absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous, it blew me away before i even stepped inside with how amazing the outside looked, with it's world famous high spire that was positively glowing for all the visitors to see! But inside it just got better, i just can't describe the feeling it gave me walking around something so deeply beautiful, that i went around twice, there is just so much to see, absorbing all that history, then afterwards including the gift shop at the end of the tour, then after that, the fabulous Magna Carta display, what an absolute privilege to see all this history and beauty, with my only criticism being, is that why are so many dog walkers allowed in this astounding cathedral spoiling being captured in the moment with lots of loud barking at each other, so very disappointing as this was mostly in the Magna Carta area, but not helped by the Dean fully clothed walking her dog in the cathedral, i've never seen anything like it in all the cathedrals & Abbey's that i have visited so far! Please stop dog walkers in somewhere so amazing, as small children i can forgive for taking me out of that special moment where i am lost in thought, but sorry, dogs, no, they do not belong somewhere in a place of worship, it is so disrespectful as people just want to visit this iconic place and absorb all this history it has to offer, with reading all the plaques on the wall, and maybe lighting a candle and saying a small prayer without any interruptions, as everything needs to be remembered for its true iconic beauty.
  • Stunningly beautiful cathedral! I felt privileged to see an original of the Magna Carta and read more about the history of human rights. As someone who's never liked history in school, it surprised me just how much I enjoyed myself there.