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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
+44 1722 555120
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Large Cathedral available for tours with a special viewing area for one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta. As a history buff, it was amazing to see this document. And for preservation, you can not take a photograph of the document. Young...More

13  Thank southerngal2015
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We gave a donation of £10 at the carefully sited 'suggested' donation booth. The 'suggested' donation was £6.50 per head, which we thought a little excessive. On entry you will be approached by one of the generally very elderly guides, who I'm sure do their...More

5  Thank FamilyTraveller1970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to visit this great Cathedral! And as an added attraction one of the few remaining Magna Carta in existence! Or even the sole remaining one Is on display here. You have to view it inside a canopy so as to preserve the contents...More

Thank robroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely cathedral, and a nice walk there from the town of Salisbury; the docents inside were very nice and explained a lot to us. My husband enjoyed studying the oldest clock; the Magna Carta itself was off display due to a recent theft...More

Thank ellenkay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An incredible place to visit, steeped in history and with knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand throughout. It was very clear that one could enter without making a donation but we were very content to pay £15 as it is evident that the upkeep of...More

Thank MelandVaughan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went on a tour of the Cathedral yesterday which I was so impressed with. There were around 10 of us in total which was great - I’ve done similar tours at other places where they’ve oversold it and you end up...More

Thank mollylh93
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your tower tour! You might be interested in returning for a different kind of tour next time. Currently, we have guided tours of our library, stonemasonry works yard tours and graffiti tours - plus we may even have even more tours...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s an amazing tower tour which I would highly recommend on Salisbury cathedral. We had a great tour guide called Les who was really knowledgeable and made everything interesting for the whole group. Well worth a trip and go to the refectory afterwards.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salisbury Cathedral is a beautiful structure in the very heart of the city but take care that you allow sufficient time to enjoy it. This was my second visit to the cathedral and each time I seem to find more to interest me. The clock...More

Thank MarkHardaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is what you would expect from an old cathedral, full of character and the staff are very friendly. We were lucky enough to see an original Magna Carta when we visited so that was a bonus. One tip though, if you want to do...More

Thank Phil H
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're very sorry you didn't get the chance to take a tower tour, although we hope you return to do so - the view from the top is quite incredible! We do recommend checking our website before your visit and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our (adult) granddaughter was visiting us and asked to see the Cathedral. The cathedral is set in a large open area away from other buildings, so you are treated to the sight of the impressive building when you arrive. We were impressed with how welcoming...More

Thank Hand10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guides are truly a wealth of information & extremely friendly. Free leaflets are very good if you want to roam on your own. It is a wonderful building that constantly takes your breath away with its magnificence & history. If you are good at...More

Thank csaw2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all 4 thought the guide was very well informed and enjoyed her tour. There also was plenty of other guides. The best cathedral tour we have ever experienced.

Thank ChrisH6021
Ch0rister, Guest Relations Manager at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're very pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope you had a happy birthday. Our volunteer guides certainly do us proud each day! We hope you come back soon.

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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.