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Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta

| 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
+44 1722 555120
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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 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!
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| 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF, England
+44 1722 555120
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cathedral is stunning and the addition of the Magna Carta makes it very special. Good guide leaflets alert you to the main features to look out for. The Revelation tapestries ( a current exhibition) are beautiful. A modern designed for the 750 anniversary is...More

Thank Annerees
Reviewed 2 days ago

Did not pay to go in the actual cathedral but walked the grounds then went into see the Magna Carta which was on display for free a must for anybody visiting.

Thank pearce60
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Magnificent building! I love this building very much! Only four copies of Magna Carta dating from 1215 have survived the ravages of time and Salisbury Cathedral is proud to be home to the best preserved original manuscript. Elias of Dereham, priest and steward of the...More

Thank József Ó
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of Britain's great cathedrals, set in a quiet and spacious precinct of wide lawns and Georgian buildings

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wish people would stop bleating on about the suggested donation. It is exactly that, a ‘suggested donation’ for the daily upkeep of an iconic building that brings income to the city year round. There is no charge to enter this wonderful cathedral, however most...More

Thank Ice1968
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice and quiet to spend time in the close. Very pretty cathedral. Loved the cafe you need to go there as you can look at the cathedral up close. The Magna carta is a must see. It is forbidden to make a picture of it...More

Thank Urssie
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited on a lovely day, and the cathedral looked beautiful. I went on a tower tour on the spur of the moment, and it was excellent, our guide, Joanne, was brilliant and had lots of interesting history about the Cathedral. I do find the...More

Thank farnsbarnes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This catgedral was immaculately preserved and so well laid out, the lawn area was filled with people enjoying the sunshine. The Magna Carta was truly amazing and all the added information in the area gave you the added knowledge of the enormity of it was...More

1  Thank Arlene M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did not have enough time for this visit. Stunning stonework on the outside as well as exceptional spire which can be seen from many miles away Did not have time to visit Magna Carta Beautiful crafted panels on display featuring events from the bible truly...More

Thank Bluebell597
Reviewed 6 days ago

The best preserved of the four original copies of the Magna Carta, the oldest working clock in existence and the tallest spire in England..........all in this impressive building. This is a beautiful Cathedral in lovely surroundings. Salisbury is a great city - very pleasant river...More

Thank Wendy B
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27 August 2017|
Response from AndrewCyclist | Reviewed this property |
Best check their website for the Sunday hours and any restrictions due to Services.
Rajendra S
8 June 2017|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not completely certain I understand your question, but the first priority when visiting Salisbury is the cathedral. If you're not afraid of heights, take the tower tour. If you have time, within a short walk of the... More
1 March 2017|
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Response from Ch0rister | Property representative |
Yes we can process donations made using any credit card except for American Express cards. We look forward to seeing you!