Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Salisbury

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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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  • We had a lovely visit to the cathedral and spent several hours wondering around the magnificent old building that has the tallest spire in the U.K. We would have liked to have guided visit but must ha...  more »
  • The Cathedral is fantastic, Well worth a visit, Toilets were clean and a small shop to the side, food is back int he town. No car parking around it and this is a major issue. The Magna Carta you can g...  more »
  • The cafe within the cathedral charged me nearly £10 for a small coffee and 2 croissants .. never again  more »
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  • Loved the tour. The guides were all very helpful and answer questions nicely. Couldnt go to the spire due to winter season and they take less people for Winters. But if you want to take the spire tour, go to the counter first thing and book it early in morning. Very well conserved over the years. The surroundings of the Cathedral are also good and for a historic buildings lover, its a must place to go to. Highly recommended.
  • Great historic English cathedral. The sheer scale of it is really impressive. Not only does it have the tallest spire of any English church, but also the largest Cathedral Close, with a beautiful array of historic listed buildings. And to cap it all, it also has the best preserved of the 4 surviving original copies of the Magna Carta from 1215. Well worth a visit.
  • Truly breathtaking!! A cathedral definitely not to be missed! Beautiful and Awesome!! The guides are Incredibly helpful and very knowledgeable. A great day out.
  • Really gorgeous Cathedral. I highly recommend taking the time to just explore every inch you can and read. Stand in awe and have an existential moment realizing how miniscule your existence is in comparison to this structure.
  • Even among English Cathedrals Salisbury has special features. First of all the area around it (The Close) which is amazing even compared to, say Canterbury. Secondly this Cathedral's singing tradition make Evensong an amazing experience, again compared to many cathedrals in larger cities (though make sure a Cathedral choir is doing it and they don't in school holidays). And the Refectory is very good too.

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