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. Use our Salisbury online vacation planner to arrange your visit to Salisbury Cathedral and other attractions in Salisbury.
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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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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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