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“A Timeless Treasure”

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Ranked #1 of 75 things to do in Salisbury
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 1258 in one architectural style, Salisbury is Britain's finest 13th century Gothic Cathedral. With over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship to admire there is plenty to see, do and learn at Salisbury Cathedral. Ideally we suggest you allow between 1.5 - 3 hours for your visit but you can see most of the highlights in 45 minutes if you are really pressed for time. For the ultimate experience we recommend you take in the breathtaking views of our tower tour (approximately 90 minutes) followed by a floor tour with one of our knowledgeable volunteer guides (one hour), finishing with evensong. Alternatively, you can explore the Cathedral at your own pace with our free printed guide. Our interactive Magna Carta exhibition is not to be missed!
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The building of Salisbury Cathedral began in the 13C, it is an ancient and remarkable place of worship. We visited in January 2014. We had to park in a pre-paid parking area some streets away behind a supermarket and walk to the location, which was fine since we are able-bodied. Sign posts to the Cathedral are not clear. The view of the Cathedral from a distance seems mediocre, but when you get up close, you are in for a treat. It is absolutely beautiful. Once inside a sense of awe and wonderment takes over, it's gorgeous, ancient, it smells old, you are transported back to an ancient time. It is a shame the floor memorials are worn with foot traffic. The stained glass windows are fantastic. I personally left with a sense of peace and stillness.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I love this cathedral; it just soars into space. I also try to get to Evensong every night for the glorious music!

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Had a wonderful free tour with James today. Very informative and what a beautiful Cathedral. If you want a terrific view of Salisbury, take the Tower Tour (which cost 10 pounds).

If you enjoy boys' choirs, don't miss the afternoon Evensong. Outstanding prayer service with music. It brought tears to my eyes!

Don't miss seeing one of the original copies of the Magna Carta in the Chapter House.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The ambience of the building was peaceful and very inspiring. An excellent place to meditate in the presence of so much history.

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The cathedral is just astounding. Take the tour AND climb the tower. You will not regret it! The guides show some amazing things and from the tower you see the ingenuity and immensity of the building. The climb is done in stages so you have a chance to catch your breath. Fascinating stories and incomparable view from the top. You will get a little pin at the top of the tower and it's a pretty cute souvenir.Salisbury was our favourite part of the trip to England. It's quite inexpensife for what you get plus they treat it as a donation so if you are short a few P-s they will let you in.

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