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Salisbury Cathedral

The Close

Salisbury Cathedral, set in the elegant splendour of the Cathedral Close, is one of the finest medieval buildings in Britain.

The nave, quire and chapels were built in one phase between 1220 and 1258, with the spire (the tallest in Britain (123m/404ft) added a generation later.

The Cathedral also houses the best preserved of only 4 original surviving Magna Carta (1215 AD) and Europe's oldest working clock (1386 AD).

There is a unique 13th century frieze of bible stories in the octagonal Chapter House.

Boy and girl choristers sing daily services, continuing a tradition of worship that dates back nearly 800 years.

Join a tower tour climbing 332 steps to the base of the spire, and marvel at the medieval craftmanship and the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.

Additional information:
  • Shop
  • Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Glass roofed restaurant - licensed
  • Guided tours available (large groups please book in advance)
  • Events diary - see website
  • Parking nearby in city centre
  • School room available plus educational resource material

    Virtual Tour

    Click the top right corner for the full-screen experience!

    Virtual Tour by John Carratt of Red Leaf Photography

    Still Photographs by Steve Day and Ash Mills.

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    Salisbury Cathedral Postcode for SatNav: SP1 2EJ


    +44 (0)1722 555156 (Tower Tour bookimgs)
    +44 (0)1722 555180 (Education Centre)
    +44 (0)1722 555 116

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