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“Just Stunning!”

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Ranked #2 of 77 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 guides (one hour), finishing with evensong. Alternatively, you can explore the Cathedral at your own pace with our free printed guides. Our interactive Magna Carta exhibition is not to be missed!
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The outside of the Cathedral is Amazing set in beautiful grounds and surroundings. The inside is breathtaking so much to take in! The kids aged 7 and 16 both enjoyed it looking at the water falling and the strange clock!! The choir was practicing when we where there giving it a beautiful ambiance! We had afternoon tea at the café inside and sat outside overlooking the beautiful courtyard.

Thank AMD805
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Fantastic architecture. Good guides and information. Inspirtional building no wonder it is a landmark in UK buildings..

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Be sure to visit the Chapter House and read parts of the Magna Carta from 1215. Docents are able to answer questions and share interesting information. The current exhibition of terracotta figures in the Trinity Chapel was interesting. Take time to appreciate the 13th century architecture, working clock from 1386, and pretty grounds surrounding this beautiful cathedral.

Thank dekalbill
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Pre book this tour as they only allow 60people up the tower per day! In groups of 12. It's only £10 per adult and is great value as the tour lasts for over 90 minutes, ours lasted 2 hours.

You get to climb up to the base of the spire itself and see all the internal scaffolding etc you get to see the cathedral from some great vantage points and see some windows close up as well as seeing how the cathedral is constructed. We got to watch the bells ring in the bell part of the tower and our guide was really really lovely and informative.

Children of 7 years and older may climb up too but be warned it's not for those who are badly afraid of heights or may struggle with the 339 ish steep winding steps.

The views are stunning from the narrow parapet at the base of the spire. It was an amazing day out and I would highly recommend it.

Thank Merlin F
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Was a beautiful spot with a wonderful Cathedral. The tour guides inside were volunteers but very passionate and were well informed for any questions I asked. Seeing the Magna Carta was awesome and couldnt believe the size of the writing...would have been Font 2 :D Well worth a visit and a lovely pub nearby called 'The Cloisters'...where we stopped for lunch!

Thank 333Sharon_B
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