Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Salisbury

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Must see · Architectural Building · Church
Considered a masterpiece of Early English Gothic architecture, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta 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 Magna Carta and other attractions in Salisbury.
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  • The main church is very open and not cluttered like many cathedrals. The vaulted ceiling is magnificent and the Magna Carta exhibition is informative. The cathedral is Covid secure with a one way...  more »
  • We detoured to go to the cathedral and I am so glad that we did. It has a wonderful setting which is peaceful and calm. By comparison, we visited Canterbury Cathedral last month and it is in the...  more »
  • Lockdown had made me determined to start exploring this country. Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta had been on my bucket list. It is easy to walk too, lovely grounds and the covid precautions....  more »

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