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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Discover nearly 800 years of history, including Britain's tallest spire, the world's best preserved original Magna Carta 1215 and Europe's oldest working clock, on a free tour with one of our knowledgable volunteer guides. Built between 1220 and...more
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6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
+44 1722 555120
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Reviewed yesterday

Salisbury Cathedral is an absolutely amazing building. The architecture is beautiful, the cloisters are lovely and it is all set within lovely well maintained grounds. Guided tours are available and one that I would thoroughly recommend is the tower tour. On this tour you go...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a stunning building within easy walk of the town centre. Aside from the Cathedral it is also worth walking the outer walls to see the many other buildings of interest.

Thank ReneDK
Reviewed 3 days ago

This magnificent building is reason enough to make a special visit to Salisbury. Its setting in an expansive cathedral close allows you to take in the whole exterior, including that wonderful spire. The interior warrants at least a couple of hours, even if you don't...More

Thank ugh-lomi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Entry is free (with suggested donations). They have onsite loos and a cafe. A few minutes walk from the city centre / shopping area, the Cathedral is a peaceful location.

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to Salisbury on a day trip from London for a tour of Stonehenge and arrived early so I could visit Salisbury Cathedral and see their copy of the Magna Carta. The cathedral is beautiful! Despite all the other tourists, and the fact that...More

Thank Lanhua
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had been here 10 years ago and had the chance to re-visit. Glad we did. Good news - bad news - BBC was there at the same time recording a concert so didn't get to show off the beauty to my travel-mates. Lovely grounds,...More

Thank pharming_48
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cathedral is a great place either indoors or outside. The prices are high but certain areas are free.Enjoy the architecture and the history associated with it.

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic piece of Architecture. Stunning views from the top, I would travel all the way from Russia just to visit this place.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Here I go again on my soapbox about ENTRANCE FEES for places of worship! This practice sickens me, so sad. We walked up to the Cathedral, no fee signs outside the external entrance door and I thought 'great', it's free for us to go in,...More

2  Thank Bexster_uk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit to learn details of the Magna Carta and see one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Britain.

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13 September 2018|
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Response from mugglelumps |
You can always come back the next day for a short time
10 February 2018|
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
teacher12, Yep , London to Salisbury is about a 2 hour trip by Train and is directly West of London ! Driving in the UK , especially London is Worse then LA !! Trust me I have done both ! The British rail system is really... More
13 January 2018|
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Response from Ch0rister | Property representative |
Sunday is an important day of worship here so access to some areas of the Cathedral is restricted to general visitors during services. We warmly invite you to attend a service to see the Cathedral in all its glory - Sunday... More
22 October 2017|
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Response from Ch0rister | Property representative |
We are about 4/5ths of the way through our programme to restore parts of the Cathedral that need repair so there is still some scaffolding on the East end of the building. That said, the Cathedral is pretty big so depending... More
27 August 2017|
Response from AndrewCyclist | Reviewed this property |
Best check their website for the Sunday hours and any restrictions due to Services.